NCTC members hit major TVE milestone with WTVE solution

July 11, 2013

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LENEXA, Kan. -- The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc. (NCTC) membership has surpassed 100 participating member companies on its TV Everywhere authentication solution known as WatchTVEverywhere (“WTVE”). This milestone achievement now places WTVE as the most widely deployed solution by volume of distributors ahead of all other solutions combined. The WTVE platform has accelerated integrations and now includes more than 50 major programming services. WTVE’s adaptability is further proven by its ability to support a wide variety of member billing systems. NCTC has WTVE member affiliates with fewer than 500 subscribers and has attracted members with as many as 200,000 subscribers.

NCTC Member Paul Venturella of RMA Broadband and Cable TV in Rancho Murieta, Calif. , commented: “WTVE is the only way as a small system we could afford to offer this innovative service to our cable customers. NCTC and WTVE have made offering TVE service easy -- very easy!” Venturella notes that customer feedback has been positive and he is confident it has helped retain customers that expect innovative solutions from their video and data provider.

NCTC President and CEO Rich Fickle commented: "It is very gratifying to see the WTVE platform gain such widespread acceptance by the major content providers, leading authentication companies (like Adobe and Akamai) and enjoy great popularity among the members. WTVE was designed to give NCTC members an equal footing in the TV Everywhere environment. Few NCTC members have the in-house programming talent required to develop, maintain and improve an authentication platform. At the same time, many third-party platforms can be prohibitively expensive for smaller operators. The WTVE platform enables NCTC to deliver a viable solution to its members at a fraction of the expense yet ensuring integrity in managing content rights between operators and content providers.”

National Cable Television Cooperative Inc. (NCTC)

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