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Chilean OTT video service Bazuca taps Avail-TVN for relaunch

Bazuca, a subsidiary of Chilean cable operator VTR (part of Liberty Global), has launched the next version of its over-the-top (OTT) video service in conjunction with US firm Avail-TVN.

Avail-TVN is providing licensing, content preparation, metadata management, content delivery, and marketing and promotional support, as well as integrating with Bazuca’s CDN and DRM solutions.

The new version of its OTT service sees Bazuca extend the video offering to include subscription VOD (SVOD) services for television and studio content, music, children’s programming, and events.

Together, Bazuca and Avail-TVN are offering content from the major US studios for new release and library titles, and partnering with local market content providers to deliver regional favourites, and making content available on both a transactional VOD (TVOD) and SVOD basis.

“Bazuca extends our important relationship with Liberty Global and represents the newest type of customer for Avail-TVN: online video services that provide compelling and complementary services to traditional paid video offerings,” commented Ramu Potarazu, chief executive officer at Avail-TVN.

Bazuca is Chile’s leading online movies service and offers a streaming video service that provides thousands of hours of content including new releases, TV shows, as well as contemporary and classic films in SD and HD.

Users can instantly watch movies and TV shows from the Bazuca website or directly through Smart-TVs and connected Blu-ray players, among other connected devices.

Bazuca is currently only available in Chile, but will be launching across Latin America (excluding Brazil) in the coming months.

Bazuca CEO Rodrigo Terrazas will be speaking at the TV Connect LatAm event taking place in São Paulo on 4th-5th December. For more information please visit http://latam.tvconnectevent.com/

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