Espial formed in 1997 to serve the internet appliance market.
It successfully established market leadership in the consumer electronics market segment working with global brands in sectors such as automotive – Audi, BMW, and Porsche – and in TV manufacturing – Sony, Philip, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sharp, and Samsung.
In 2001, Espial broadened its target market to include hospitality and secured a leadership position with customers such as LodgeNet & OnCommand.
In 2003, Espial expanded its market focus and software capabilities to address the IPTV market.
It now has IPTV deployments with dozens of pay-TV operators across Asia, Europe, and North America.
In 2008, Espial acquired Kasenna to extend its TV Software portfolio with an industry leading video-on-demand solution.
In 2013, Espial acquired ANT, a leader in HTML5 software and user experiences to add further depth to its STB client capabilities.
Espial is now a leading global supplier of digital TV and IPTV software and solutions to cable MSOs and telecommunications operators as well as Smart TV manufacturers.
Espial’s intelligent and open standards software is used by over 35 million consumers across the world.
It’s middleware, browser, and video-on-demand solutions provide superior service delivery, advanced service innovation tools, and the ability to serve a wide range of market segments.
It’s browser products are also deployed in automobiles, mobile devices, TVs, and a wide range of other devices.
Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.