Entel deploys Velocix solution to power Chile’s newest IP video streaming service

Velocix, the market’s leading 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.

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.

Velocix expands SaaS portfolio with cloud-native video recording manager

Velocix, the market’s leading provider of carrier-grade video streaming and advertising technology, has expanded its portfolio of fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications with the launch of a new cloud-native video recording management service called Cloud VRM.

Cloud VRM features an elastically scalable platform that orchestrates and automates IP-based video recording workflows for cloud DVR and time-shifted video applications. The service delivers a comprehensive, time-shifted viewing experience to consumers on every connected screen, using an architecture that is independent of the middleware and pre-integrated with multiple recording engine solutions.

Jim Brickmeier, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Velocix, said: “We are committed to offering video service providers the most flexible, efficient, and cost-effective solutions in the marketplace, which is why we are so excited to announce Cloud VRM. With its cloud-native design, pay-as-you-go economics and fully hosted and managed deployment options, operators can take advantage of our Emmy® Award-winning recording technology, while lowering their upfront investment and accelerating their time-to-market.”

Cloud VRM’s newly introduced multi-tenancy features are designed to minimize operators’ scale-out costs by orchestrating recording services across multiple sites and geographies using a common software deployment. This reduces start-up time and operational expenses by eliminating the need for recording management infrastructure on-site.

Cloud VRM supports private-copy, shared-copy, and hybrid cloud DVR applications, as well as time-shifted video capabilities, such as program restart and catchup TV. Advanced recording management features include per-user recording and storage quotas, series recording, cross-device bookmarking, content lifecycle management, rules-driven rights compliance, and configurable storage optimization.

The company’s fully managed SaaS portfolio also includes Cloud VPP, Velocix’s dynamic ad insertion solution for addressable and programmatic TV advertising, which was launched in December 2020.