Espial has appointed Philip Poulidis as its new vice president of smart TV.
In this new role, Poulidis will lead Espial's smart TV initiatives, enabling consumer electronics vendors to add TV Web browsing, interactive TV content and applications, as well as over-the-top Web video, to devices such as connected TVs, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and digital media adapters.
Before joining Espial, Poulidis was the president and CEO of Morega Systems, a TV Everywhere solutions company which he co-founded in 2007. Prior to Morega, Philip held senior level executive positions at Intellon (now Qualcomm), Conexant, Novell and Aliant.
"I'm excited to join Espial to continue building upon our successes to date in the developing smart TV market," said Poulidis. "Espial has already secured major wins, a rapidly growing base of TV devices and a rich application ecosystem that is built around Espial's market-leading HTML5 browser platform. The market for smart TVs is expected to experience rapid growth as the majority of TVs become connected. Espial's mix of customers and products place us in a unique position to capitalize on this opportunity."
Poulidis will report directly to Jaison Dolvane, Espial's CEO.
The company intends to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to get broadband-based TV integrated into a wide range of consumer products.