Sharp expands Espial Smart TV deal

Espial, a specialist in on-demand TV software and solutions, has announced that Sharp has selected the Espial TV Browser for additional mid-range smart TV models in select geographies to offer rich Smart TV Apps and HTML5 user experiences. Espial software is currently already deployed in various Sharp AQUOS LED TV models in North America and other regions globally.

“Smart TV shipments continue to increase as consumers access Internet video and other apps directly from their TV sets” said Kirk Edwardson, head of marketing for Espial. “High performance HTML5 support has become a critical element of Smart TVs, as top TV manufacturers like Sharp aim to enhance user experiences and support a growing number of HTML5 based Internet video apps. At Espial, we will continue to build on our success in providing HTML5-based user experiences for smart TV manufacturers and pay-TV operators worldwide.”

The Espial TV Browser accelerates the deployment of Internet video apps like YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, interactive TV content, web browsing and rich HTML5 user experiences. Based on WebKit and HTML5, it is designed with advanced features to provide high reliability and a high performance user experience for consumer electronic devices like Connected TV’s, STBs, and Digital Media Devices.

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