Espial, a specialist in on-demand TV software and solutions, has announced that the Espial TV Browser has been integrated with Hisense TVs. Hisense has recently been gaining traction in markets across the Asia-Pacific region. The Espial TV Browser will initially be deployed on a variety of Hisense TV models in Japan to provide, support for the country’s Broadcast Markup Language (BML) standard, which enables a set of interactive applications and services bundled together with digital TV broadcasts over satellite, terrestrial or cable networks.
The Espial TV browser supports dual mode — HTML and BML — from the same high-performance WebKit-based rendering engine also used by Google Chrome and Apple Safari. By lowering memory and device resource requirements, the browser’s dual-mode capability can dramatically reduce material costs for Smart TV manufacturers.