Espial Granted Patent for Fast Channel Change

May 02, 2013, 06:00 ET from ESPIAL GROUP

OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent # 8,286,217 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers technology that enables service providers to implement fast channel change (FCC) on set-top boxes and TVs powered by IPTV networks. Together with the current patent grant, Espial now has patents with over 80 claims that specifically cover the fast channel change technology area.

"Espial is honored to be awarded another patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that further expands our intellectual property portfolio," said Jaison Dolvane, president and CEO, Espial. "Service providers globally are migrating to deliver live TV over IP networks, and a fast channel change user experience is crucial to enabling a successful transition. Espial's innovations in video over IP date back to products we have been commercially deploying since the early 2000s, and we continue to invest in further developments."

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Espial is a leading supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as consumer electronics manufacturers. Espial's middleware, video-on-demand, and browser products power a diverse range of pay-TV and Internet TV business models. Over 35 million licenses of its patented software are in use across the world. Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Visit or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.