Havoc TV Picks Avail-TVN to Deliver the Best In Indie Music and Action Sports Entertainment
Avail-TVN Scores Long-Term Industry-Wide Deal For Havoc Music and Havoc Sports VOD, and for Havoc 247, the Linear HD Social TV Channel
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avail-TVN, the leading global provider of multiplatform video services, today announced an industry-wide agreement with Havoc Television to deliver the cable network's music and sports VOD programming to affiliates in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. In addition providing its industry-leading VOD services for Havoc's two ad-supported VOD channels – Havoc Music and Havoc Sports – Avail-TVN will provide an integral role expanding the distribution of Havoc 247 social TV and the VOD channels in the US and abroad. Each channel offers 150-200 pieces of content each month, available in both SD and HD, and titles are completely refreshed every 30 days.
Through the partnership with Avail-TVN, the Havoc footprint has expanded to reach hundreds of new affiliates, representing more than 45 million North American households. The partnership includes licensing, delivery/provisioning, transcoding and advanced asset management for multiplatform and TV Everywhere services and international expansion into regions such as South America and Europe.
"Havoc is the number one brand in high-impact entertainment, serving as the authentic voice for Gen X and Gen Y and their passion for indie music and action sports," said David de Kadt, president, Havoc Television. "Havoc TV's content and platforms are carefully designed and curated to support a vibrant, healthy, interactive, social community of passionate music and sports lovers. Today, our focus is on extending our reach – by launching innovative multiplatform services that help our fans to interact with content and each other on any device, and through a broader worldwide distribution network. Avail-TVN is the perfect partner for us as we move our service to the next level."
Havoc TV operates a linear social TV channel and two of the nation's most-watched VOD channels for millions of viewers – and generates billions of ad impressions per year.
"Cross platform VOD is generating significant opportunities for high quality content directed at discerning viewers," said Jim Riley, chief revenue officer, Avail-TVN. "Havoc's innovative programming model and pioneering VOD ad sales expertise are proof of the segment's growth. We're glad to be working with Havoc across our global platform."
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.
About Havoc Television
Havoc Television is the world's leading indie music and action sports digital network, showcasing the best in punk, metal, underground hip hop, alternative, reggae, electronic, surf, skate, snow, bmx and motocross content. For more information please check out www.havoc.tv.
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