Avail-TVN has announced that NewWave Communications will become the first multi-system cable company in the United States to sign on for Avail-TVN’s full suite of services, encompassing all three of Avail-TVN’s core offerings:  MPEG4 linear television transmission services, PPV Channels and VOD.

NewWave serves more than 115,000 customers in Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Tennessee.? ?Avail-TVN was formed in 2009 by the merger of Avail Media and TVN Entertainment, to offer the industry’s most extensive set of digital media services. NewWave is the first cable operator to leverage the complete breadth of the company’s experience.  Avail-TVN will provide NewWave with a mix of HD linear networks, a comprehensive VOD offering, and PPV services.

Avail-TVN will provide NewWave with a full suite of managed services including licensing, marketing, royalty processing, transport, and live-to-VOD services for both linear and on demand content packages.  Under the terms, NewWave will have 24/7 access to Avail-TVN’s online tracking and reporting tools including ADONISS and ViewTrak – which offers a customized online dashboard for tracking VOD usage, tools for linear and VOD advertising and dynamic menu management.

The HD linear channel service will be provided in MPEG4 format, allowing NewWave to maximize bandwidth efficiency immediately, while providing a transition path to an all-MPEG4 service in the future.

Avail-TVN/Toner Cable

In other news, Avail-TVN announced Toner Cable Equipment as the company’s newest ecosystem partner. Toner Cable Equipment is launching a low-cost MPEG-4 linear transport solution, powered by Avail-TVN that enables cable operators to make better use of existing bandwidth.??

Toner Digital Equipment is offering its cable operator customers the opportunity to make a seamless transition to MPEG-4 by providing full range of SD/HD/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 set-top boxes. Avail-TVN provides the managed services to help cable operators transition to next-generation video delivery without the need to invest in physical plant upgrades or interrupt their signal, and then delivers the MPEG-4 encoded content that subscribers want.

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