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Orange launches TV Stick with Espial

Espial has confirmed that Orange has launched a new consumer streaming device branded ‘Orange TV Stick’ based on Espial’s HTML5 Client software.

Orange’s new platform provides European consumers with a rich set of video services including Live TV (70 SD and HD, local and international channels), catch-Up TV, managed VoD portals, access to premium music, OTT video services, and an ecosystem of applications on an HDMI stick.

In Orange’s recently announced 5 year plan – “Essential2020” – CEO Stephane Richard announced the TV Stick will first be deployed in Romania, followed by France and other countries in Europe in the near future.

Through the Orange TV Stick, viewers can share and enjoy their personal contents on TV, as well as pilot live TV through an application available for tablets and smartphones. Built with advanced HTML5 Client software from Espial, Orange TV delivers a high-end user experience.

“Espial’s software excellence and their on-time delivery have been highly appreciated,” said Martin Conan, OTT Box Director of Orange. “Espial’s HTML5 Client solution enabled us to create a user experience where Orange customers can seamlessly navigate traditional TV, on-demand, and Internet-based services.”

The Orange TV Stick is enabled with a secure Wi-Fi connection, and can be plugged into a variety of consumer devices including TVs and laptops. The shift to a full HTML5 solution is a milestone in Orange’s convergent strategy, creating a seamless experience between broadband and mobile services.

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