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Espial Completes Acquisition of Whole Home Solution Platform from ARRIS

espialOttawa, Canada – Aug 19, 2016 – Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of ARRIS’s Whole Home Solution (WHS) platform.  Terms and conditions of the acquisition were not disclosed.

With this acquisition, Espial gains an end-to-end, cloud hosted solution that enables service providers to quickly meet increasing consumer demand for next-gen video services.  As previously announced, the acquisition also includes the talented WHS software engineering and operations teams based in Kirkland, WA; the WHS Network Operations Center (NOC); and two geo-redundant data centers.  Ron Miller will transition from ARRIS to lead the business as General Manager for Espial.

“WHS expands our solution portfolio with a cloud-hosted Video-as-a-Service platform that is complementary to and will leverage Espial’s current solutions for next-generation IP video services,” said Jaison Dolvane, CEO, Espial. “Espial gains a broad base of new customer relationships and further scales our world-class integration, operations, and software development teams. We look forward to collaborating with ARRIS to enhance the Whole Home Solution, strengthen support, and expand the customer base going forward.”

About Whole Home Solution (WHS)

The Whole Home Solution is an end-to-end, turn-key IP Video solution. WHS enables service providers to deliver feature-rich video and telephony services, multi-room advanced DVR services, Wi-Fi®, DOCSIS®, and other services. Subscribers can access an extended range of content and TV everywhere options, as well as rich personalized experience. The Espial Whole Home Solution service is supported on the following ARRIS devices: the DCX-3635 Gateway, the IP815 IP Media Player, and the MP2050 and MP2150 Media Players.

About ARRIS (www.arris.com)

ARRIS International plc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) is a world leader in entertainment and communications technology. Our innovations combine hardware, software, and services across the cloud, network, and home to power TV and Internet for millions of people around the globe. The people of ARRIS collaborate with the world’s top service providers, content providers, and retailers to advance the state of our industry and pioneer tomorrow’s connected world. For more information, visit www.arris.com.

About Espial (www.espial.com)

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, has R&D centers in Montreal, Silicon Valley, Cambridge UK, and Lisbon, and sales/support offices in N. America., Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.

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