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

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

‘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.

Anthony Berkeley, CEO at Velocix, has also expressed himself on the new partnership between the company and 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’, the executive reported. 

The Entel TV platform which runs on smart TVs, mobile devices or Entel branded Android TV STBs, provides users with 41 video channels, including HD and 4K resolution content.  The Entel Android TV box also integrates popular online streaming platforms, such as Netflix, HBO GO, Prime Video and others, and makes it easier for consumers to find content through voice commands and other available features.