Global Cable, Telecom executive nominated to Espial board

Espial has nominated Aamir Hussain, executive vice president and chief technology officer of CenturyLink, Inc. to stand for election to Espial´s board of directors at this year´s annual general meeting to be held on June 13, 2017, the company said.

Aamir Hussain, leads product, platforms, infrastructure, cloud, network operations and information technology for CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company that provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services to millions of customers.

Prior to CenturyLink, Aamir was the Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Global in Europe (NASDAQ: LBTYA/B/K), one of the largest cable companies in the world serving 48 million RGUs, where he led the technology and network organizations across 13 countries in Europe spanning voice, video, broadband and wireless.

With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating powerful content discovery and intuitive navigation. Service providers achieve ´web-speed´ innovation with Espial´s flexible, open software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with R&D centers in Seattle, Montreal, Silicon Valley, Cambridge and Lisbon, and with sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia.