Espial (News - Alert) announced today that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) a
leading provider of high-speed internet, digital TV, telephone, and
commercial services in Minnesota and Wisconsin has expanded its
affiliation with Espial to offer App-based IPTV (News - Alert) and OTT services to
set-tops, mobile phones, tablets, and streaming players including Roku.
"Espial's Elevate platform enables us to offer a seamless experience to
our customers across set-top boxes and consumer owned devices." said Jim
Kronebusch, Vice President of Technology & Engineering of HBC. "It also
allows us to streamline our customer service and support operations with
the use of a single cloud-managed platform for our Cable, IPTV and OTT
"Hiawatha is recognized in the Pay TV industry as a leader in technology
innovation and advanced service offerings. We have worked hard to earn
their trust with our current Cable solution, we are excited that they
have placed their trust in us once again to deliver these App-based IPTV
offering to their customers across all delivery networks and devices,"
said Matt James, Esial's vice president of North America sales. "That
is the unique value of the Elevate platform: Operators can blend
traditional cable services with new IP and App-based services very
quickly without losing control of their network or brand identity. And
they can do it with minimal up-front investment."
Elevate is a multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS (News - Alert)) video platform
allowing operators to manage, deliver, and monetize compelling video
experiences. The platform offers consumers a rich user interface
with voice-based navigation, discovery, and viewing of traditional
content and streaming services like Netflix and YouTube (News - Alert). Elevate
provides operators with cloud tools for their operations, marketing,
support, and engineering team - including analytics, promotions,
segmentation, and diagnostics. More information is available at www.espial.com.
About HBC: Innovative broadband solutions with unparalleled
customer service makes Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) the
preferred service provider in southeastern Minnesota. Based in
Winona, MN, HBC builds advanced Fiber-To-The Premises networks offering
1 Gbps speeds, in addition to maintaining and extensive wireless
broadband which brings symmetrical broadband to under/unserved homes,
businesses, and schools in rural areas. HBC provides over 125
local jobs with employees supporting retail, wholesale, construction,
business consulting, and technical support of in nearly 30 communities.
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