IPTV and video on demand content aggregator Avail Media said earlier this week that 73 commercially launched video deployments this year used its managed video service platform. It also reported that its video-on-demand subscriber base grew by more than 300 percent to at least 1 million subscribers. The company, which works with linear content and MPEG-4 IP-based video content, grew its linear affiliate base as well, and has expanded into international deployments along with a recent expansion into more states across the U.S.
Just days after similar wholesaler SES Americom said slow adoption and poor market conditions would force it to shut down its IP-Prime service, Ramu Potarazu, CEO of Avail Media, sounded optimistic about Avail's ongoing opportunities. "With our impressive growth rate, we're able to continue to expand our platform investments and broaden our service and content offerings, even during these tough economic times," he said in a statement.
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Avail resulted from the Broadstream-Auroras merger
Avail expanded into 14 U.S. states this summer