Featuring HTML5 and a Powerful WebKit Engine, Espial TV Browser Optimizes Interactive TV Content and OTT Web Video
Sept. 25, 2012
, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the
Espial TV Browser
has been selected to power
's latest set-top boxes (STBs) deployed by NTT Plala, a leader in the Japanese IPTV market, to deliver a more compelling IPTV service to its customers. Leveraging a sophisticated range of features and technologies, the Espial TV Browser enables NTT Plala to distribute customized, interactive IP video-on-demand and e-shopping services and applications, such as review and rating functions, through an intuitive user interface.
"Two of our main criteria while looking for a connected TV browser were an open design and support for all of the industry's latest standards, including HTML5," said
, manager, Mitsubishi Electric. "We chose the Espial TV Browser because it offers a high degree of modularity, a customizable user interface, and robust performance — all of which enabled our customer NTT Plala to deploy interactive and personalized applications rapidly across Mitsubishi's connected set-top boxes."
Based on the same WebKit rendering engine used by Google Chrome™ and Apple
browsers, the Espial TV Browser features built-in Adobe
"One of the critical features for an enhanced connected television experience is compliance with the HTML5 standard," said
country manager, Espial. "By supporting HTML5, Espial TV Browser provides users with more engaging video content, helping consumer electronics manufacturers such as Mitsubishi to deliver the optimum TV Web experience."
More information about the Espial TV Browser and the company's other products is available at
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