More than 100 NCTC companies are participating in the group's TVE initiative, WatchTVEverywhere. The authentication platform now includes more than 50 major programming services. NCTC claimed the milestone makes WatchTVEverywhere the most widely deployed initiative by volume of distributors. Ops ranging from those with fewer than 500 subs to those with up to 200K subs are participating. Few NCTC members have in-house resources to deploy an authentication platform, NCTC pres/CEO Rich Fickle said in a statement. “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,” he said.