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Espial Invited to Showcase HTML5 User Experience in the W3C Booth at Mobile World Congress

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a global leader in developing technology standards that are transforming the industry and society, has invited Espial to showcase its advanced HTML5 user experience at the W3C booth at the Mobile World Congress, February 24-27 in Barcelona. As the developers of the Open Web Platform, W3C will highlight demos from invited member companies, such as Espial, that showcase innovative uses of developing web standards including HTML5. At the W3C stand, Espial will showcase its highly responsive HTML5 user interface using the Espial STB Client on an advanced RDK (Reference Design Kit) set-top box and demonstrate time shifting content to Apple and Android mobile devices.

"HTML5 has the power not only to transform user experiences across TV and mobile devices, it also enables technology convergence and greater device interoperability," said Philipp Hoschka, W3C Ubiquitous Web Domain Lead. "We are excited that Espial will showcase at our booth how HTML5 can change the way we harness the power of the web."

"We believe that HTML5 ushers in a new era in user experiences and are working with operators around the world to make this a reality," said Kirk Edwardson, Director of Product Marketing, Espial. "Built on open standards, HTML5 not only helps us bring rich, immersive user experiences with new forms of interaction, it also ensures a consistent user experience on any device."

The W3C is an international consortium that works to develop web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the web. For more information about the W3C's presence at Mobile World Congress visit: https://www.w3.org/2014/MWC/.

About Espial (www.espial.com)
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 10 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 www.espial.com or contact via phone at +1 613 230 4770.

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