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Espial Hosts Future of Smart TV Seminar in Tokyo


OTTAWA, July 31, 2013 – Espial, a leader in on-demand TV software and solutions, today announced that the company is hosting an invitation-only technology seminar titled “The TV UX: Reimagined. Perspectives on the Future of Smart TV.” The event, which takes place July 31st in Tokyo, explores how new and emerging standards and technologies based on HTML5 — such as HbbTV and Hybridcast® — provide a foundation to reimagine the Smart TV user experience.


During the seminar, Espial will host several presentations and a panel discussion led by distinguished industry technology experts. Attendees will receive a detailed overview of the most significant factors to consider when implementing a Smart TV user-experience strategy. Most importantly, the seminar will highlight the newest developments in regional and global Web standards.


Executives from Tomo-Digi, NHK, Entropic, Newphoria, and Futomi will cover various topics including:

  • The next generation Smart TV User Experience
  • Understanding the role of W3C in next generation Smart TVs
  • How cable operators deploy Smart IP video services and the use of new RDK and HTML5
  • Latest advancements in HTML5, HbbTV, and Hybridcast


“Pay-TV operators, broadcasters, and OTT video providers are investing to deliver the most engaging, immersive user experience possible. To achieve this, the user experience must blend and simplify discovery across Web video, broadcast video, on-demand programming combined with social media and premium Web content,” said Yukio Kanemori, country director for Japan, Espial. “We’re now seeing HTML5 complemented by many other standards initiatives — like HbbTV and Hybridcast — that extend the possibilities of the TV user experience. This seminar will provide attendees with the necessary insights into these latest developments to reimagine TV user experience they can deliver to consumers.”


More information about the seminar is available by contacting Yukio Kanemori at


About Espial (
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.


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Agency Contact:
Netra Ghosh
202 Communications
Tel: +1 801 349 2840


Espial Contact:
Nicole Baker
Communications Consultant
Tel: +1 613 862 4316

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