Entel deploys Velocix solution

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Velocix, a provider of carrier-grade video streaming and advertising technology, has announced that Entel, the largest telecommunications company in Chile, has launched Velocix’s IP CDN, origin server and video recording management software to support the country’s newest OTT streaming service, which uses the first Android TV Operator Tier Box in the country.

Available nationwide, the multiscreen service is targeted at Chile’s nearly 16 million internet and 26 million mobile users. Marketed as Entel TV, the new service can be accessed by anyone in the region that has a fixed or mobile broadband connection.

“We see great opportunity in the Chilean market for a service like Entel TV that merges live and time-shifted content from a variety of sources into a simple, intuitive package for consumers. To support our growth strategy, we needed a foundational video platform that was robust, ultra-reliable and could scale-out rapidly, which is why we chose Velocix”, said Cristian Hofer, Head of Video Engineering at Entel.

“We continue to see exceptional market opportunities for innovative video service providers like Entel in Latin America. We are honoured to be working closely with Entel to rapidly launch their new streaming service and support their strategic vision”, added Anthony Berkeley, CEO at Velocix.


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