November 30, 2017 — OTTAWA, Canada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Espial announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) is powering its video services with Espial’s Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. HBC is a leading operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin providing television, broadband, and voice services to its customers. By powering its video services with Elevate, HBC can deliver a premium user experience including Netflix, YouTube, and Alexa Amazon voice control — with predictable costs and delivery.
“We’re always looking to enhance the user experience and offer next-generation features to our customers. The Elevate cloud solution sets the benchmark for delivering a rich and immersive video experience,” said Dan Pecarina, HBC president and CEO. “Elevate strengthens our brand identity and ensures customers across all devices, including set-top boxes, tablets, and smartphones, can benefit from state-of-the-art features, delivered at reasonable costs by HBC.”
“The Elevate platform is gaining traction with operators like HBC that want to deliver a next-gen video experience,” said Matt James, vice president of North America sales at Espial. “As pay-TV operators look to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, our Elevate Cloud SaaS community continues to grow, offering an award-winning user experience, proven roadmap, and the capacity to deliver engaging TV services at web speed and scale.”