Tele2 Deploys Enhanced Viewing Experience Using Espial IP Video Platform

OTTAWA, Ontario--()--Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced the deployment by Tele2 of an updated premium video user experience recently in the Netherlands. The enhanced viewing experience features crisp, high-definition menus and content posters and new features such as an interactive trailer channel. As part of this project, Espial provided Tele2 with the software tools and support to enable them to take control of their own user experience on Espial’s IP Video Platform. This enables service providers such as Tele2 to enhance and innovate on their video services to delight their subscribers.

Tele2’s updated user experience, designed by Tele2 and deployed using Espial’s IP Video Platform, quickly elicited positive responses from subscribers in the Netherlands, including:

  • Subscribers report higher satisfaction with the new interface which is more efficient to navigate, with enhanced content posters, as well as higher resolution (by moving from SD to HD)
  • Subscribers have noted significant improvements in performance/responsiveness as well as overall system reliability

Fouad el Idrissi, Senior TV Product Manager, Tele2 said: “Our subscribers have responded very favorably to our updated user experience, which we recently deployed throughout the Netherlands. We will further improve and add to our video user experience going forward."

“As a top contender amongst the leading service providers in Europe - one of the world’s most competitive video markets - Tele2 is driven to challenge the market continuously,” said Michael McCluskey, Espial Vice President Product Management. “Espial solutions empower Tele2 and other service providers with the software platform and tools to quickly enhance and customize their subscribers’ viewing experiences on both legacy and new set-tops to gain and sustain competitive advantage.”

About Espial IP Video Platform

Espial’s IP Video Platform includes Media Service Platform, a server solution that can be deployed in private and shared cloud configurations, set-top box client software, multi-screen and user experience solutions.

About Espial (www.espial.com)
With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating powerful content discovery and intuitive navigation. Service providers achieve ‘Web-speed’ innovation with Espial’s flexible, open, cloud software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with R&D centers in Seattle, Montreal, Silicon Valley, Cambridge, and Lisbon, and with sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.

About Tele2 (http://www.tele2.com/)
TELE2’S MISSION IS TO FEARLESSLY LIBERATE PEOPLE TO LIVE A MORE CONNECTED LIFE. We believe the connected life is a better life, and so our aim is to make connectivity increasingly accessible to our customers, no matter where or when they need it. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global IoT solutions. Every day our 17 million customers across 9 countries enjoy a fast and wireless experience through our award winning networks. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2016, Tele2 had net sales of SEK 28 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.3 billion. For definitions of measures, please see the last pages of the Annual Report 2016. Follow @Tele2group on Twitter for the latest updates.

Contacts

Espial
Kirk Edwardson, +1 613 301 3423
Director of Marketing
kedwardson@espial.com

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Tele2 Deploys Enhanced Viewing Experience Using Espial IP Video Platform

Contacts

Espial
Kirk Edwardson, +1 613 301 3423
Director of Marketing
kedwardson@espial.com