February 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Cass Cable Switches to Avail-TVN for MPEG-4 Video Services

Migration to Avail-TVN MPEG-4 Solution Creates New Opportunities for Rural Cable Operator

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Avail-TVN, the leading independent digital media services company in North America, today announced that Cass Cable TV Inc. has migrated to the company's MPEG-4 linear television service. As of February 1, 2012, Cass Cable's MPEG-2 service has been replaced with a complete, hosted MPEG-4 video solution, including a full bouquet of SD and HD programming.

"We wanted a way to deliver a superior television experience to our subscribers while increasing efficiency and reducing overhead," said Tom Allen, COO, Cass Cable. "By working with Avail-TVN, we were able to move to a robust, cost effective MPEG-4 solution that allows us to better use existing bandwidth to deliver next generation services such as TV Everywhere, as well as additional programming options."

Avail-TVN delivers more than 300 SD and HD linear channels, plus more than 16,000 hours of VOD content from its Super Head End in Burbank, California. By offering a centralized managed service approach, ATVN's service offering enables cable providers to reduce the capital investment at their site while leveraging Avail-TVN's distribution.

"Avail-TVN provides a seamless transition to MPEG-4," said Jon Romm, Chief Operating Officer, Avail-TVN. "Rural providers who want to enhance services and offer a better viewer experience choose Avail-TVN for our managed service approach, next generation services and extensive content relationships. We are delighted to be working with Cass Cable to help them offer more to their subscribers."

About Cass Cable
Cass Cable TV launched its first cable television service in 1965 in one community. Forty-seven years later, Cass Cable TV offers cable, internet and telephone services to thirty-five communities, including rural areas, in West Central Illinois. For more information about Cass Cable TV please visit the website at or call 800.252.1799.

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