July 26, 2011 09:00 ET

Avail-TVN Introduces Linear Complete™: A Fully Managed MPEG-4 Video Delivery Service for Cable Operators

Cost-Effective Solution Optimizes Existing Bandwidth to Allow More Digital Channels, HD, Advanced Services; Avail-TVN Exhibiting at The Independent Show Booths: 609 & 611

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - The Independent Show -- Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company, today announced availability of Linear Complete, the first fully managed MPEG-4 content delivery solution. Until now, hosted linear solutions have only been available in MPEG-2, limiting the opportunity for smaller, bandwidth-constrained operators to add the additional channels and advanced services that are necessary to compete in an increasingly crowded digital video marketplace. Avail-TVN's Linear Complete offers a cost-effective way to maximize existing bandwidth, allowing operators to add the services they need to meet consumer demand, reduce churn and increase ARPU. Zito Media is among the first cable MSOs to utilize the service.

Avail-TVN is exhibiting this week at The Independent Show in booths 609 and 611.

Avail-TVN delivers more than 300 SD and HD linear channels, plus more than 10,000 hours of VOD content from its Super Head End in Burbank, California. By offering a fully hosted digital video solution, that includes reception, transcoding, encryption, content delivery over satellite/fiber, hosted conditional access and management of set-top boxes, Avail-TVN is able to remove one of the biggest barriers to upgrading to MPEG-4 -- the cost of equipment at each cable head-end. The company has close working relationships with industry leaders such as Motorola, Evolution Digital, BBT and Conax, providing compatibility with any cable ecosystem. This technology-agnostic approach allows Avail-TVN's operator customers to achieve the most effective path toward offering next-generation services.

"Upgrading to MPEG-4 with Linear Complete offers smaller cable operators an efficient way to maximize existing bandwidth and implement the high-value services they need to grow RGUs and ARPU in the face of stiffer competition," said Jon Romm, COO of Avail-TVN. "Forward-thinking MSOs like Zito Media are turning to hosted solutions and MPEG-4 technology to get to market quickly and economically with the advanced services their subscribers demand."

About Avail-TVN
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