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Cablemas Taps Avail-TVN for Adaptive Bitrate VOD ServiceAvail-TVN to Deliver On-Demand Entertainment to More Than 250K Subscribers in Mexico (December 06, 2011)
RESTON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/06/11 -- Avail-TVN, the leading independent digital media services company in North America, today announced that Mexican service provider, Cablemas, will transition its video on demand (VOD) service to Avail-TVN to take advantage of the company's expansive video library and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) adaptive bitrate (ABR) service. Cablemas is the second largest provider of television services in Mexico, with more than 1.2 million subscribers. Under the terms of the agreement, Avail-TVN will deliver VOD content from studios, networks and specialty content providers to set-top boxes in more than 250,000 homes, and to other connected devices including PCs, tablets and smart phones, in the future. Avail-TVN's partners in the solution are Conax for content security; Cubiware for middleware; and Evolution Digital for the hybrid IP set top boxes.
Avail-TVN has secured new release and library titles from major Hollywood studios in multiple formats including 3D and HD and across multiple devices. Meeting the security and quality requirements of the world's biggest studios has been a hallmark of Avail-TVN's business for over a decade, and as new technology allows consumers to view content across devices, working with Avail-TVN means Cablemas will continue to access a growing suite of professional content. The company's ABR offering allows service providers to deliver the best picture quality according to the user's bandwidth and device capability. Cablemas will re-launch VOD with Avail-TVN's VOD service in the first quarter of 2012.
"Avail-TVN was able to offer the premium content we were looking for, in a format that allows us to easily expand viewing options for our subscribers," said Carlos Alvarez, CEO, Cablemas. "As demand grows for access to content on more than one screen, we are building an efficient, scalable service that gives our subscribers access to the content they want, however they want it."
"Smart companies like Cablemas are finding innovative solutions to meet their customer demands for high quality video content," said Jim Riley, chief revenue officer, Avail-TVN. "It is no surprise that Avail-TVN is able to access the newest, most extensive and highest quality content, delivered in the most flexible way possible. With our unique multiplatform approach, Avail-TVN looks forward to helping Cablemas capture more market share in the months and years ahead."
Cablemas is the second-largest cable television operator in Mexico based on number of subscribers and homes passed. As of October 31, 2011, Cablemas' cable network served more than 1.05 million cable television subscribers, 438,504 high-speed internet subscribers, and 254,698 telephony lines, with 3,024,558 homes passed.
Cablemas is one of the operators with the broadest coverage in Mexico, operating in 49 cities throughout the country's oil, manufacturing and tourist regions as of October 31, 2011. Cablemas has consistently introduced innovative products in Mexico and was the first cable operator in the country to provide a "Triple Play" bundled service package of cable television, high speed internet and telephony. More information about Cablemas can be found at www.cablemas.com.
Avail-TVN is the leading provider of digital media services in North America serving both content owners and multichannel video providers. The Company's advanced services deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for monetizing video content, providing high-quality viewing experiences, and improving the performance, reliability and security of its customers' video programming distribution. For more information, please visit www.avail-tvn.com.
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