Velocix, a global provider of carrier-grade video streaming and advertising technology, announced that Entel, the largest telecommunications company in Chile, has selected 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 aimed 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," commented Cristian Hofer, head of video engineering at Entel.
The Entel TV service, which runs on Samsung and LG smart TVs, mobile devices or Entel branded Android TV set-top boxes, provides users with 41 video channels, all of them with 24 hours rolling buffer, including HD and 4K/UHD resolution content.
The Entel Android TV box also integrates popular online streaming services, such as Netflix, HBO GO, Prime Video and Spotify, and makes it easier for consumers to find content with universal search and voice controls that span multiple OTT services.
“We continue to see exceptional market opportunities for innovative video service providers like Entel in Latin America. We are honored to be working closely with Entel to rapidly launch their new streaming service and support their strategic vision,” said Anthony Berkeley, CEO at Velocix.