Espial snags OEM deal for connected TVs

Michelle Clancy | 09-10-2013

Espial has announced that a "major smart TV chipset vendor" has signed a contract to license the Espial TV Browser for deployment in Internet-connected TVs. Two global consumer electronics manufacturers have committed to begin shipments in the fourth quarter as well, the company said.

The unnamed chipset vendor will pre-package the Espial TV Browser, with support for the latest Hybrid Broadcast Broadband specifications (HbbTV 1.5), to simplify and accelerate deployment for smart TV manufacturers.

"We are proud to now have nine consumer electronic brands deploying the Espial TV Browser with their smart TVs," said Dilshan De Silva, head of browser products at Espial. "The Espial TV Browser continues to lead the market with its advanced HTML5 capabilities, high performance graphics, high quality video and support for the most popular premium web apps like YouTube, Hulu and Amazon. We look forward to continuing to drive and lead smart TV innovation together with our partners"