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Eagle Communications Moves Forward Signing Elevate SaaS Agreement with Espial


Ottawa, Canada – May 7, 2018 –  Espial announced today that Eagle Communications, a leading provider of high-speed internet, digital TV, telephone, and commercial services based in Hays, Kansas has signed an agreement to license Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform.  With Elevate, video customers get a branded intuitive experience, advanced voice control, and easy access to OTT services including Netflix and YouTube.

“Elevate allows us to enhance the experience of our video customers, while providing greater flexibility in how we deliver those experiences now and in the future.” said Travis Kohlrus, General Manager, Broadband Division of Eagle Communications. “The steady rhythm of innovation being driven on Elevate helps us increase customer engagement and satisfaction while being mindful of controlling our expenses.”

“We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Eagle Communications to help enhance and enrich their customers’ entertainment experience,” said Matt James, Espial’s vice president of North America sales. “The video industry is in the middle of a significant shift in which Pay TV operators face unprecedented competition. With Elevate, operators of any size can have affordable access to the latest features that customers love, across a variety of traditional and next-generation platforms.”

Elevate is a multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) video platform allowing operators to manage, deliver, and monetize compelling video experiences.  The platform offers consumers a rich user interface with voice-based navigation, discovery, and viewing of traditional content and streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.  Elevate provides operators with cloud tools for their operations, marketing, support, and engineering team – including analytics, promotions, segmentation, and diagnostics.  More information is available at

About Espial

Espial is transforming viewing experiences worldwide by enabling video services at web speed and web scale. From immersive user experience and discovery solutions to advanced cloud-based platforms, Espial solutions help service providers manage, deliver and monetize video and entertainment services. Espial’s customers span six continents, have deployed tens of million devices, and are serviced through Espial’s global sales, support, and innovation centers across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

About Eagle Communications

Eagle Communications, Inc. is a Kansas-based Broadband Services and Media Company with more than 290 Employee-Owners. The company operates 28 radio stations in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, as well as TV systems in 58 Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado communities.  The company also offers high-speed internet, cloud phone, e-business and IT solutions, web hosting, and wireless internet in most service areas.  For more information, visit


Nicole Baker
Communications Consultant
Tel: +1 613 862 4316

Elizabeth Jaeger
Director of Marketing and Residential Strategy
Eagle Communications
(785) 301-2565

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