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TDS Signs Elevate SaaS Agreement with Espial

October 3, 2018

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 3, 2018--Espial announced today that TDS Broadband Services, LLC (TDS) has signed an agreement to license Espial’s Elevate Cloud video platform, a partnership extended from Espial’s acquisition of the ARRIS whole-home solution product line. With Elevate, TDS cable video customers will continue to get an immersive experience and easy access to OTT services, including Netflix and YouTube.

“Elevate allows us to enhance the experience of our video customers in our cable markets, while providing consistency and flexibility in how we deliver those experiences.” said Julie Maiers, VP of Marketing and Product Development at TDS Telecom. “Our customers utilizing the Elevate technology will continue to enjoy the advanced Connected-Home DVR, which links all TVs together in their homes and gives full DVR functionality and programming access to each set-top box, including wirelessly, if so desired.”

“We are excited to have the opportunity to continue our relationship with TDS to support and enrich their customers’ entertainment experience,” said Matt James, Espial’s vice president of North America sales. “The video industry is in the middle of a significant shift in which Pay TV operators face unprecedented competition. With Elevate, operators of any size can have affordable access to the latest features that customers love, across a variety of traditional and next-generation platforms.”

Elevate is a multi-tenant television-as-a-service (TVaaS) 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. 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 .

TDS Broadband Service LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a growing force in the cable industry. With more than 300,000 customer connections, TDS Broadband Service provides cable TV, broadband internet, and phone service to customers in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas. BendBroadband, located in Central Oregon, is also part of TDS Broadband Service LLC, managed by TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom ). Visit or.

About Espial

Espial is transforming viewing experiences worldwide by enabling video services at web speed and web scale. From immersive user experience and discovery solutions to advanced cloud-based platforms, Espial solutions help service providers manage, deliver and monetize video and entertainment services. Espial’s customers span six continents, have deployed tens of million devices, and are serviced through Espial’s global sales, support, and innovation centers across North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.

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CONTACT: Espial

Nicole Baker, +1 613 862-4316

Communications Consultant

nbaker@espial.com

or

TDS Telecommunications Corp.

DeAnne Boegli, +1 608 664 4428

National Manager of Public Relations

deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT TV AND RADIO TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO OTHER TECHNOLOGY

SOURCE: Espial

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