News of Note—Espial, Fox Nation, Ooyala and Vizio

news of note
Espial announced that WideOpenWest will use Espial’s Elevate video platform to power its WOW! ULTRA set top box offering. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Espial announced that WideOpenWest will use Espial’s Elevate video platform to power its WOW! ULTRA set top box offering. Release

> Fox Nation will present long-form programming including documentaries, investigative series and "patriotic specials." Release

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> Ooyala is powering a modern video portal and automating media operations for Australian-based EnhanceTV with the Ooyala Flex Media Platform. Release

> VIZIO introduced expanded Google Assistant actions for VIZIO SmartCast TVs, granting consumers access to a wider range of voice control features. Release

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