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Espial: Sharp chooses AQUOS browser

Sharp has said that, in certain geographies, it is to equip additional mid-range smart TV models with Espial TV Browser. Espial software is already deployed in various Sharp AQUOS LED TV models in North America and other regions globally.

“Smart TV shipments continue to increase as consumers access Internet video and other apps directly from their TV sets,” said Kirk Edwardson, head of marketing for Espial. “High performance HTML5 support has become a critical element of smart TVs, as top TV manufacturers like Sharp aim to enhance user experiences and support a growing number of HTML5 based internet video apps. At Espial, we will continue to build on our success in providing HTML5-based user experiences for smart TV manufacturers and pay TV operators worldwide.”

The Espial TV Browser is claimed to accelerate the deployment of internet video apps like YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, interactive TV content, web browsing and rich HTML5 user experiences. Based on WebKit and HTML5, it is designed with advanced features that are said to provide a high performance user experience for consumer electronic devices.