SOURCE: Avail Media

June 09, 2008 10:30 ET

Avail Media and Consolidated Communications Host Webinar to Present Real-World Video on Demand Case Study

Discussion to Include Strategies for Successful VOD Service Launch

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Avail Media, the only customer service-focused aggregator and provider of both linear and video on demand (VOD) IPTV content, and its affiliate Consolidated Communications, will host a webinar on Thursday, June 12 at 2:00 pm EDT addressing today's hyper-competitive video service provider landscape.

The webinar will focus on VOD, which is rapidly becoming a requirement as consumers demand interactive entertainment on their own terms. Service providers will hear about the critical issues surrounding the successful launch and operation of an effective VOD offering and the ways in which they can differentiate their service. The discussion will offer attendees insight into these important issues and feature a VOD launch case study from Consolidated Communications. Topics will include:

--  VOD technology overview
--  VOD content options
--  Understanding the difference between FOD, SVOD, and transactional VOD
--  VOD content licensing and reporting requirements
--  VOD launch checklist

WHEN:         June 12, 2008 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. EDT

WHO:          Larry Holeman, Managing Director, Avail On Demand
              Robert Koester, Senior Manager, Broadband Product
              Development, Consolidated Communications


About Avail Media

Based in Reston, Virginia, and founded in early 2007, Avail Media is the product of a merger of two successful IPTV companies, followed by the acquisition of an equally successful VOD provider. Today, Avail Media provides managed content aggregation services through a fully integrated, head-end infrastructure for the profitable deployment of IP video. The Avail Media solution includes a full lineup of live television programming with hundreds of channels, all quality-encoded in MPEG-4, IP-encapsulated, encrypted, combined with VOD, and designed for future value-added services. Avail Media's solutions have been designed for digital video providers of all types, including triple-play, quad-play and pure video play. For more information, please visit

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