April 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Avail-TVN Launches AnyView™ Authentication, Giving Service Providers Quick Route to Access TV Everywhere Content

Managed Service Provides Easy On-Boarding for Access to Federated TV Everywhere Portals; NBC Olympics Coverage Among Featured Federated Content

SHERMAN OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company, today announced the launch of AnyView Authentication, the company's new managed service designed to give service providers a quick and easy route to offering TV Everywhere access to high quality, high demand content via programmers' federated content portals. AnyView Authentication allows service providers to securely authenticate and authorize subscribers to the TV Everywhere portals of major content providers such as Fox, Turner Networks, MTV Networks, ESPN, NBCU and HBO. Avail-TVN has also been approved as a third party vendor for authentication services to NBC's London 2012 Olympics programming.

Delivered as a managed service, AnyView Authentication includes real-time authentication and authorization to programmers' federated TV Everywhere content. AnyView Authentication links directly to portal authentication systems via the OATC and CableLabs Authentication standards where the programmer is using Adobe Pass (the primary security technology for programmers' federated content), or a proprietary authentication system such as HBO Go. In addition to managing the authentication process, Avail-TVN can manage all billing and support systems integration, provide an API for self-integration, or synchronize to service provider information via automated flat file exchange.

"AnyView Authentication enables service providers of any size the opportunity to quickly get in the game with a TV Everywhere service," said Laurie Lawrence, chief marketing officer, Avail-TVN. "The service is designed to help them get into multiplatform delivery quickly and easily, without the need for major investments or time-consuming implementation."

AnyView Authentication is available and delivers the following features & functions:

  • Quick and easy on-boarding for automated flat-file exchange
  • Integration with authentication systems used by federated network programmers
  • Support for the familiar three-way authentication process used by content owners for existing VOD services
  • Fraud detection and notification
  • Monitoring and reporting for failures or operational issues
  • Password recovery
  • Scalability to support unlimited network programmer integrations
  • Scale-out caching to handle "flash crowds" in support of live events
  • Transaction reporting
  • A roadmap to broader TV Everywhere eco-system solutions

About Avail-TVN
Avail-TVN is the largest independent provider of digital video services in North America. Working with both service providers and content owners, Avail-TVN is focused on providing its global customer base solutions that simplify content management and distribution, and enable the monetization of content. The company applies its managed service approach, powered by proprietary technology, to the areas of video-on-demand, linear content delivery, TV Everywhere, advanced advertising and data services. For more information, please visit