HBC chooses Espial for app-based TV services

Espial has announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) a provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV, telephone, and commercial services in Minnesota and Wisconsin has expanded its affiliation with Espial to offer App-based IPTV and OTT services to set-tops, mobile phones, tablets, and streaming players including Roku, the company said.

Elevate is a multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) 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 www.espial.com.

Innovative broadband solutions with unparalleled customer service makes Hiawatha Broadband Communications, Inc. (HBC) the preferred service provider in southeastern Minnesota. Based in Winona, MN, HBC builds advanced Fiber-To-The Premises networks offering 1 Gbps speeds, in addition to maintaining and extensive wireless broadband which brings symmetrical broadband to under/unserved homes, businesses, and schools in rural areas. HBC provides over 125 local jobs with employees supporting retail, wholesale, construction, business consulting, and technical support of in nearly 30 communities.