, a leading aggregator of TV-centric applications distributed over broadband, and Espial
, a leading provider of client IPTV middleware and applications have collaborated to deliver Accedo’s Application Portfolio to Espial’s software solutions including the Espial Escape browser and Espial Evo middleware and applications.
The Accedo Application Portfolio is presently the largest available collection of interactive value-added services such as games, karaoke on demand, puzzles, horoscope, comics, quizzes and PlasmaArt for IPTV and connected consumer electronics.
"Espial’s market-proven software solutions, Espial Evo and Espial Escape, provide stable and feature-rich platforms for operators to deploy Accedo Application Portfolio content. Together we can help operators and service providers create a unique subscriber experience that will increase their revenues and reduce customer churn," says Fredrik Andersson, VP Business Development, Accedo Broadband.
By providing middleware and applications to hundreds of customers around the world, Espial has developed a robust product suite for telcos and operators enabling them to Own their IPTV Subscribers with interactive IPTV content. Espial’s standards-based middleware package, combined with partnerships with leading semiconductor suppliers, set-top box vendors and other IPTV component vendors, results in a compelling solution that allows telcos and operators to shorten their development cycle and get to market faster.
"Espial’s solutions deliver a rich and intuitive user experience that lets telcos and operators differentiate themselves from their competition," said Dilshan De Silva, Director of Marketing, Browser Business. "By partnering with Accedo Broadband, we are providing our customers with the additional means to strengthen their offering and deliver a unique IPTV user experience."
The implementation of the Accedo Application Portfolio is ready for commercial use. It will showcase how the use of interactive value-added services can provide subscribers with entertaining services which will help operators and service providers earn new revenues and differentiate their offerings. Accedo Broadband and Espial are planning to continue with their successful collaboration to strengthen the integration of future Accedo applications and services into Espial's products.