Espial(R) Showcases Enhanced Evo(R) DVR Capabilities at IBC 07

Sep 06, 2007, 01:00 ET from Espial Group

    OTTAWA, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ - The Netherlands (IBC, Stand IP103 "IPTV
 Zone") - Espial(R) Group Inc. (TSX: "ESP"), a leading provider of IPTV
 middleware and applications, today announced it has enhanced Evo(R) DVR
 with updates to features including Evo(R) StartOver TV, the ability to
 record multiple programs simultaneously, and an advanced conflict
 resolution engine. Also at IBC this week, Espial will be launching a new HD
 user interface and demonstrating new services including Evo(R) Timeshift TV
 and mobile convergence capabilities.
     Evo DVR allows IPTV operators to offer exceptional viewing freedom for
 their customers. Subscribers can schedule recurring recordings and play
 them back at anytime with full control to pause, rewind, fast-forward and
 bookmark. Evo DVR's advanced conflict resolution engine ensures subscriber
 recordings are handled without delay.
     "We've significantly improved our DVR capabilities in a way that makes
 the service much more compelling for IPTV subscribers and more manageable
 for operators," said Brian Mahony, Espial Vice President of Marketing. "By
 leveraging the Evo Future-Proof Framework(TM), Evo DVR provides the
 customization capabilities to create an advanced, competitive DVR offering
 for any IPTV service, at a lower total cost of ownership."
     Espial's Evo IPTV Service Platform is an award-winning product that
 includes both IPTV client and server middleware and software applications
 to provide an exceptional quality of experience for IPTV subscribers.
 Current applications include Live TV, EPG, VOD, PPV, DVR, Radio TV, Web TV,
 and Caller ID.
     The Evo platform offers a robust, carrier-grade IPTV solution that has
 been designed with open standards and modularity as key features. This
 allows service providers the flexibility and ability to quickly add new
 services such as Evo DVR, develop new HD SkinTones(TM), provide mobile
 convergence capabilities and provide advanced controls to subscribers, such
 as StartOver TV.
     Also at IBC, Espial's Brian Mahony will be delivering a free workshop
 on Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 in Room A in the IPTV Zone. Mahony will
 detail how Espial's Evo IPTV Service Platform can save IPTV service
 providers the equivalent of 33%, or $195 million over a 5-year deployment
 to one million subscribers.
     Espial will be in the IPTV Zone in stand IP103 from September 7 - 11,
     Espial provides IPTV middleware and applications that enable superior
 quality of experience, fast application performance, carrier-grade
 scalability, and open extensibility, all at a lower total cost of
 ownership. Espial's Evo(R) IPTV Service Platform, which can be purchased as
 modular components or as part of a pre-integrated client-server solution,
 includes Evo Client, Evo Server, Evo Browser, Evo BML Browser, Evo
 Future-Proof Framework(TM) (FPF), Evo SkinTones(TM) and applications such
 as Electronic Program Guide, Video on Demand, Digital Video Recorder,
 Content Portal, Games, and Triple Play.

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