PALO ALTO, Calif., April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wurl TV, a next-generation linear television service, is now available to video service providers who use Espial's Elevate platform. Their subscribers can now access Wurl's internet-delivered TV channels on millions of Espial-powered set-tops, smartphones and tablets to view content from some of the world's top digital studios including IGN, Newsy, Baeble Music TV, the ALT Channel and others.
Wurl-powered channels provide both linear and on-demand viewing. For linear viewing, Wurl channels are included in the Elevate channel guide – just like legacy cable channels. For on-demand programming, Wurl channels allow viewers to watch episodes of any show at any time.
"Our partnership with Wurl demonstrates Espial's commitment to bringing the best in OTT video services to the Elevate operator community," said Jaison Dolvane, Espial's president and CEO. "We're excited to be helping cable operators offer important new programming from top digital studios."
"This partnership with an innovator like Espial enables us to bring Wurl TV's programming and powerful viewing platform to millions of additional screens," said Sean Doherty, Wurl's CEO and founder. "Espial is leading the way in breaking down legacy TV barriers and making video open to a new generation of programming."
About Wurl TV
Wurl TV is a next-gen media company that is redefining cable TV. Wurl's channels feature programming from the world's top online studios and a revolutionary new viewing experience that combines scheduled viewing with on-demand access. Wurl TV is designed for use on 60-million-plus Internet-connected set-top boxes now deployed by U.S. cable operators. Wurl is based in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, visit wurl.com.
Espial allows video service providers to create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating powerful content discovery and intuitive navigation. Service providers achieve "Web-speed" innovation with Espial's flexible, open cloud 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, with R&D centers in Seattle, Montreal, Silicon Valley, Cambridge, and Lisbon, and with sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Find out more at www.espial.com.
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