Com Hem will use Espial's IPTV middleware for TV and video-on-demand services

September 8, 2009

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OTTAWA -- Espial® (TSX:ESP), a leader in the delivery of TV software, today announced that Com Hem AB, Sweden's largest cable operator, has choosen Espial IPTV middleware for its next generation digital TV and VOD services, named Com Hem On Demand. The Evo TV Service Platform powers the Swedish operator's recently launched on-demand TV services.

These advanced, interactive services include movies on demand (Videobutik), several catch-up TV programmes (Play) and a music on-demand service (Musik). Com Hem will be actively rolling out and marketing these services and, by December 2009, 500,000 Swedish households are expected to be able to use the services.Com Hem AB provides cable television, digital television, HD television, broadband, and IP telephony services to approximately two million households in Sweden.

"Espial IPTV middleware provides us with a powerful, high performance platform to deliver a superior user experience and the possibility to rapidly add new innovative services. With it, we've developed and launched a range of on-demand and interactive TV services including VOD, Start-Over TV, Catch-Up TV, Landlord-Tenant management portals and other interactive services, based on a hybrid DVB & IP approach" stated Martin Kull, Chief Technology Officer of Com Hem.

Espial Group Inc.

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