Avail-TVN Gives Viewers Anytime-Access To Presidential Candidates Through Partnership With C-SPAN
C-SPAN Campaign 2012 VOD Package Kicks off Comprehensive Coverage with Highlights from This Week's RNC Convention
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avail-TVN, the leading global provider of advanced video services, today announced a partnership with C-SPAN to make the most memorable moments from this year's Presidential Election Campaign available on demand. C-SPAN Campaign 2012 launched August 20 to nearly 50 million households through most US based service providers.
The Free On Demand service provides subscribers access to key Obama and Romney campaign speeches leading up to the election, full convention coverage of the DNC and RNC, and the presidential/VP debates. C-SPAN will take advantage of Avail-TVN's industry-leading C3 service to efficiently deliver and provision content to affiliates' VOD menus within hours of live broadcast.
"We have delivered every minute of every political convention since 1984 on C-SPAN and the cable industry continues to enhance their support of our public service mission, utilizing their best technologies by providing access to our Campaign 2012 coverage on VOD," said C-SPAN Vice President Peter Kiley. "Widespread delivery of key RNC and DNC convention speeches and the upcoming campaign debates on cable's on demand platform is a testament to the industry's commitment to serve the public interest."
C-SPAN has partnered with Avail-TVN to bring this content into subscribers' living rooms. The offering is available in both SD and HD to more than 50 multichannel service providers in the United States.
"This year's presidential campaign has captured the imagination of US voters, but their schedules make catching live coverage challenging, so offering access to this content on-demand quickly after live broadcast is especially important," said Jim Riley, chief revenue officer, Avail-TVN. "Leveraging our expertise managing live-to-VOD for events like the 2012 London Games, we are delighted to support C-SPAN's extensive coverage of important campaign events during this presidential election season."
Created by the cable TV industry and now in over 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C-SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC at 90.1FM and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio Channel 119 and via the C-SPAN Radio app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry users; and a video- rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/ or follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @cspan.
Avail-TVN is the largest global provider of digital video services. 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 http://www.avail-tvn.com.
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