Espial joins DASH Industry Forum

Espial, a specialist in on-demand TV software and solutions, has announced that the company’s Espial MediaBase on-demand video platform now supports MPEG-DASH, a new adaptive streaming protocol that is being rapidly adopted across the pay-TV industry. Espial has also confirmed its affiliation with the DASH Industry Forum, an organisation that encourages mass adoption of the MPEG-DASH standard, through a formal membership.

“Pay-TV service providers are challenged to choose among different protocols for streaming HTTP video,” said Kirk Edwardson, director of marketing at Espial. “We believe the MPEG-DASH standard will continue to gather momentum with its support for on-demand, time-shift and live TV applications, multiple DRM formats, and selectable streams. By adding support for MPEG-DASH to our Espial MediaBase solution, we’re enabling service providers to provide a richer user experience for live and VOD content on any screen.”

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