Espial TV browser powers Mitsubishi STB for NTT Plala's IPTV service
Louise Duffy | 26-09-2012
Mitsubishi Electric has chosen the Espial TV Browser from Espial to power its latest set-top boxes (STBs) deployed by Japanese IPTV provider NTT Plala.
The Espial TV Browser enables NTT Plala to distribute customised, interactive IP video-on-demand (VOD) and e-shopping services and applications, such as review and rating functions, through an intuitive user interface.
Hiroyuki Ojima, manager, Mitsubishi Electric, said: "Two of our main criteria while looking for a connected TV browser were an open design and support for all of the industry's latest standards, including HTML5. We chose the Espial TV Browser because it offers a high degree of modularity, a customisable user interface, and robust performance ó all of which enabled our customer NTT Plala to deploy interactive and personalised applications rapidly across Mitsubishi's connected set-top boxes."
Yukio Kanemori, Japan country manager, Espial, said: "One of the critical features for an enhanced connected television experience is compliance with the HTML5 standard. By supporting HTML5, Espial TV Browser provides users with more engaging video content, helping consumer electronics manufacturers such as Mitsubishi to deliver the optimum TV Web experience."