SOURCE: Avail-TVN

Avail-TVN

June 13, 2011 09:00 ET

Avail-TVN Launches AnyView™ Managed Multi-Screen Video Solution

U.S. Trials Begin in July

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2011) - NCTA Cable Show -- Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company, today announced its new fully-managed multi-screen video service, called AnyView. AnyView allows service providers to cost-effectively and quickly extend the traditional VOD and linear television experience to authenticated, broadband-connected devices such as PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones. Trials of the service will begin in U.S. markets in July. International trials of AnyView are currently underway at select sites -- including several markets in the Caribbean -- and will move to commercial deployments in Q3 2011.

AnyView leverages the latest IP-based technologies to deliver advanced services quickly and cost-effectively. Adaptive bitrate technology ensures a seamless, high quality TV-like viewing experience by detecting a user's bandwidth and device capacity in real time and delivering encoded files at the appropriate data rate to connected consumer electronic devices. This approach, along with Avail-TVN's unique "through the (Service Provider) network" delivery, provides a consistently high level of video and audio quality while reducing streaming expenses. AnyView addresses the "over-the-top" threat by providing an integrated service that extends TV viewing to connected-device viewing, allowing authenticated subscribers to continuously view the same program from one device to another. A sophisticated rights management engine controls access to content based on a variety of business rules including device attributes, content format, geo-location, and subscriber tier of service. AnyView content is encoded in MPEG-4 which uses only half of the bandwidth of traditional MPEG-2 encoding and allows the service provider to offer high-impact HD services.

"With AnyView, Avail-TVN is helping our studio and network content partners and affiliated service provider customers deliver on the promise of next-generation digital media services," said Doug Sylvester, Chief Strategy Officer, Avail-TVN. "Avail-TVN's investment in video distribution infrastructure -- including our next-generation distribution architecture and vastly increased storage capabilities -- has created the platform to launch AnyView with international and U.S. partners."

Service Offering
AnyView offers Avail-TVN's customers a fully-managed solution that removes complexity from the network and allows service providers to focus on the customer experience. The offering includes:

  • Equipment, installation and management
  • Multiplatform movie rights
  • Free and subscription content
  • Adaptive bitrate encoding
  • Cloud storage
  • White label client device user interfaces
  • Content Security - DRM/CA/Encryption
  • Integration with BSS systems
  • Metadata/artwork management
  • 24x7 monitoring
  • Customer care
  • Royalty Settlements
  • Usage reporting

AnyView currently supports a range of iOS, Android, OS X and Linux operated devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PCs, Macs, and Roku. The AnyView roadmap also calls for support for many additional devices before U.S. commercial launch. Furthermore, Avail-TVN has also secured multiplatform movie rights and permissions from a number of major and independent studios and a growing number of programmers. With hybrid delivery technology and cloud storage capability, service providers will be able to offer a virtually unlimited amount of content through the AnyView platform.

Avail-TVN is demonstrating the AnyView solution at NCTA's Cable Show in Chicago this week.

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 www.avail-tvn.com.