Espial has announced a partnership with Harmonic, a global player in video technology and services. Through this partnership, Espial’s Elevate SaaS video platform will fully integrate Harmonic’s VOS360 media processing SaaS, providing MVPDs with a turn-key end-to-end solution which will give them the ability to launch new IP and OTT services quickly, risk-free, and with minimal investment.
The fully integrated offering enables control, processing, and delivery of video content and services to a broad range of devices – from set-top boxes, to media players like Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire, to Smart TVs and mobile devices.
Eric Armstrong, Vice President, SaaS Solutions, Harmonic, commented: “Both Harmonic and Espial have been offering next-gen IPTV and OTT services for years, and together we have an extensive list of customers who are powering millions of active subscribers and devices. Working together, we are now able to offer operators a fully-integrated solution that is proven at scale, and can help operators quickly launch next-gen video services.”
Jaison Dolvane, CEO of Espial, added: “MVPDs need to address the needs of various subscriber segments — from millennials and premium subscribers, to traditional users, and more – in order to remain relevant and competitive. The ability to price, package, segment and analyze their various offerings is critical to avoid churn, retain subscribers and grow revenues. Getting to market quickly and risk-free, using TVaaS solutions, allows operators to focus their resources on selling, improving business metrics through data, and optimizing their services offerings.”