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July 30, 2014

Telefonica Del Sur Partners with ATEME for TITAN Live

Chilean Telecommunications Company Telefonica del Sur (News - Alert), signed a deal with ATEME, a company specializing in advanced video compression solutions, to deploy ATEME's TITAN Live.

TITAN Live is ATEME's carrier-grade software processing solution for next-generation TV Head-End. It is a real-time multi-channel/format encoder that embeds up to 48x3G-SDI inputs and can receive IP sources coming from satellite reception, making it a convergent solution for complex Video Head Ends. By deploying this, the telecom company will now be in a position to provide new streaming services and enhance video quality for IPTV (News - Alert) Subscribers. This will help the company to increase its market share.

"TITAN fits very well into the all-IP architecture of Telsur, from acquisition to delivery.  This future-proof software solution provides Telsur with a flexible, scalable architecture that allows them to add and expand multi-screen services over time," Raoul Rivera, vice president sales, Latin America and Caribbean, ATEME said in a statement.

With TITAN Live, Telsur will now be able to broadcast compatible MPEG-2 video streams for its existing subscriber base, simultaneously to MPEG-4, with an enhanced picture quality compared to MPEG-2 hardware encoders previously deployed. It can offer a new streaming service for iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads that rely on MPEG-4 video and adaptive bitrate technology.

Cristian Raul Carcamo Gomez, manager, TV & multimedia services, Telefonica del Sur, said: "By implementing TITAN Live, we are able to increase our competitive advantage through new technology implementations, such as launching a streaming IPTV service. This allows us to attract new subscribers while improving the quality of service for our existing customer base."

Telefonica del Sur is a division of the Grupo Gtd. telecommunications group. Founded in 1893 and headquartered in Valdivia, Chile, Telsur is rated as the reputed telecommunications company in Chile and the country's first to introduce an IPTV service in 2006. It has more than 300,000 clients and an IPTV subscriber base of 150,000 in major cities throughout southern Chile.


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