WWE Signs With New Video On Demand Partner, More

Matt Boone

The following press release was issued today:

Avail-TVN becomes WWE’s® Industry-Wide VOD Services Partner

Series of On-Demand Offerings Delivers WWE Programming Straight to the Fans

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avail-TVN®, the largest independent digital media services company in North America today announced a comprehensive, long-term VOD service deal to support World Wrestling Entertainment®’s various VOD programming initiatives. Included under the deal is distribution for WWE Classics On Demand, WWE’s successful VOD product that allows WWE fans to access current and classic matches; historic pay-per-views, vintage episodes of primetime series such as “Monday Night Raw” and WCW Nitro, as well as original series such as the roundtable talk show “Legends of Wrestling.”

Avail-TVN will support all of WWE’s VOD needs including multiple codecs (MPEG2 and MPEG4), SD and HD, advanced asset management tools and services, programming stunts, as well as fast turn services to accommodate VOD advertising sales timelines and other high profile programming.

“We’ve been using Avail-TVN’s services for nearly five years and are continually impressed with their business acumen, customer service, responsiveness and strategic insight. We are excited to extend our partnership into the future,” said Jim Brown, Director of Operations, WWE Classics On Demand.

“We continue to enhance customized solutions for our content partners, including the ability to efficiently modify VOD assets during their lifecycle, which allows partners like WWE to quickly respond to VOD usage trends, ultimately resulting in an optimized offering for their affiliates and fans,” said Matt Cohen SVP, Content Services for Avail-TVN. “As the WWE’s VOD strategy grows, we will continue to innovate and simplify the process to showcase one of the hottest brands on TV.”

WWE Classics On Demand utilizes Avail-TVN’s award winning ADONISS 2 Asset Managment platform that houses all of the content and the PRI interface that allows each provider to remotely manage their content. For more information please visit www.avail-tvn.com.

About Avail-TVN

Avail-TVN is the largest independent digital media services company in North America. Working with every major studio and television network, the company offers a full content line up of MPEG-4 encoded live programming as well as video on demand content in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 to multichannel video providers throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. The Avail-TVN platform is an open, advanced technology, offering the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for licensing, managing, distributing and marketing linear and on-demand content to virtually any platform today and is extensible to support the new services of tomorrow. For more information about TVN’s and Avail’s products and services, please visit www.avail-tvn.com.

About the WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly, PG content across all of its platforms including television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 145 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 500 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney.

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