Orange Launches Innovative TV Device Powered by Espial HTML5 Client Technologies
OTTAWA, Ontario — April 29, 2015 — Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Orange, a top-ten mobile operator with 244M subscribers in 30 countries across the globe, has launched a new consumer streaming device called Orange TV Stick based on Espial’s HTML5 Client software.
Orange’s new platform provides European consumers with a rich set of video services including Live TV (70 SD and HD, local and international channels), Catch-Up TV, managed VOD portals, access to premium music, Over-the-top (OTT) video services, and an ecosystem of applications on an HDMI stick.
In Orange’s recently announced 5 year plan – “Essential2020” – CEO Stephane Richard announced the TV Stick will first be deployed in Romania, followed by France and other countries in Europe in the very near future.
Through the Orange TV Stick, viewers can share and enjoy their personal contents on TV, as well as pilot live TV through an application available for tablets and smartphones. Built with advanced HTML5 Client software from Espial, Orange TV delivers a high-end user experience.
“Espial’s software excellence and their on-time delivery have been highly appreciated,” said Martin Conan, OTT Box Director of Orange. “Espial’s HTML5 Client solution enabled us to create a user experience where Orange customers can seamlessly navigate traditional TV, on-demand, and internet-based services.”
“We’re excited to work with Orange – one of the world’s most visionary network operators – on innovative services for their customers, “said Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial. “Leveraging our software, Orange has created a world-class video user experience which will give them competitive advantage, as well as a platform which can be enhanced rapidly to incorporate new services and applications. For Espial, this represents the expansion of our solution onto HDMI-based devices.”
The Orange TV Stick is enabled with a secure Wi-Fi connection, and can be plugged into a variety of consumer devices including TVs and laptops. The shift to a full HTML5 solution is a milestone in Orange’s convergent strategy, creating a seamless experience between broadband and mobile services.
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About Espial (www.espial.com)
With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating intuitive content discovery and instinctive navigation. Service providers achieve ‘Web-speed’ innovation with Espial’s flexible, open software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and the UK, and sales/support offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.
About Orange (http://www.orange.com/)
Orange, formerly France Telecom S.A., is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and 159,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 99,800 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 240 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 182 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited. http://www.orange.com/