NBC Sports, Avail-TVN team to deliver Olympics on demand

Digital media services company Avail-TVN will support NBC Sports Group video-on-demand delivery of this summer's Olympic Games from London to pay-TV operators in North America.

Avail-TVN will provide an array of services, including broadcast signal acquisition and file capture, C3 watermark verification, support various file formats, dynamic asset management, and distribution of the content, the largest volume of VoD content ever provided to NBC Olympics Distribution Partners by NBC Olympics.

Participating service providers will be able to offer subscribers access to Olympic highlights and full-event replays on demand just hours after events occur live from London. 

Avail-TVN will also provide authentication services to select Operators to enable access for content available on NBCOlympics.com

"NBC is undertaking the most ambitious Olympics coverage to-date across a variety of STBs, and we're thrilled to contribute our unique tools and services in support of that," said Jim Riley, chief revenue officer at Avail-TVN.

He said Avail will leverage its multiplatform Adoniss and AnyView systems to support NBC Olympics' pre-Games content, including athlete profiles and event trials, as well as the best of London 2012 Olympics events for the hundreds of MPVDs across North America.

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