OATC’s effort to bridge the technology gap in this fragmented world of IP aligns our approach for single sign-on and more importantly normalized meta-data across content owners to truly leverage IP delivered opportunities.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 21, 2014
aioTV, a global provider of OTT middleware and back office tools used by video service providers and content owners to aggregate multiple sources of video content into a unified experience across devices, announced they have joined the media industry organization OATC (Open Authentication Technology Committee) as a member focusing on enabling TV content for delivery in all locations.
“OATC’s effort to bridge the technology gap in this fragmented world of IP aligns our approach for single sign-on and more importantly normalized meta-data across content owners to truly leverage IP delivered opportunities,” said Mike Earle, aioTV CEO. “The aio tools enable the ability to bring data normalization (Online Multimedia Authorization Protocol - OMAP) to life, our approach to unifying multiple sources of content and ability for content owners to potentially create dynamic channels (think Pandora) next to traditional channels is just the beginning of what is possible.”
“The OATC is pleased to have aioTV join in our collaboration to develop open, voluntary technical standards for ‘TV Everywhere’ that will enable consumers to easily access their subscription television content over the Internet,” said Mike Wise, OATC president.
aioTV is an OTT middleware video platform for licensed and unlicensed content targeted at service providers and content owners worldwide to allow them to easily aggregate multiple sources of live, on-demand and freely available video content into a single, unified TV experience, under their brand with a consistent multi-screen UI across connected devices. The company’s cloud based management platform provides the ability to design, package and control an offering leveraging existing infrastructure, billing systems and DRMs for a quick, seamless implementation.
The Open Authentication Technology Committee (OATC) is a non-profit industry association of programmers/content owners, multi-channel video program distributors (MVPDs), technology companies, and system integrators committed to developing open, voluntary technical standards that will enable consumers to access subscription TV content via participating Internet sites. The mission of the OATC is to develop technical standards that can be used to implement a system of authenticated access to subscription TV content on the Internet – often called “TV Everywhere”. Consumers need a simple, easy-to-use way to access subscription content on the internet, OATC technical standards will provide a means for content websites to allow consumers to sign in to their multichannel video programming distributor, which will authenticate them as a subscriber and authorize their access to content that is part of their service package. OATC standards will allow these back-end data exchanges between content websites and MVPD billing systems to be secure and to preserve consumer anonymity and privacy. http://www.oatc.us