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WatchTVEverywhere Enables Apple Single Sign-On Opportunity for Nearly 500 Small to Mid-Sized Providers

WatchTVEverywhere launches capability to 10 of the top National Cable Television Cooperative providers to support Apple’s single sign-on feature.

WatchTVEverywhere (wTVE), a leading authentication and authorization platform for advanced TV Everywhere (TVE) rights, now provides the first opportunity for nearly 500 small- and mid-sized providers to use Apple’s single sign-on capabilities.

wTVE launched the updated platform this week to 10 of the top National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) affiliated with wTVE. These providers include: Comporium, Fidelity Communications, Liberty Cablevision of PR, MCTV, Northland Communications, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, Shentel, Vast Broadband, Vyve Broadband and Wave.

“This is a great convenience for consumers; one and done,” said Michael Robinson, senior developer of wTVE. “Creating a platform that supports Apple’s single sign-on feature gives wTVE customers from our MVPDs the ease of only entering their username and password one time for a variety of devices. In addition, consumers are provided a specialized app store with TVE network apps supported by their TV provider.”

Apple launched the single sign-on feature for its televisions, tablets and smartphones in 2016. Prior to wTVE making support possible, only 14 of the largest pay TV operators supported the Apple feature. wTVE’s adoption of this standard greatly expands the capability to hundreds of additional MVPDs.

For more information about wTVE contact MCTV.

About wTVE: WatchTVEverywhere (wTVE) is an authentication and authorization platform that enables consumers to access the TVE (TV Everywhere) applications and websites of television networks. Created by MCTV, wTVE serves consumers from more than 480 US, Canadian and Caribbean MVPDs as they access more than 100 TV Networks. wTVE partners with NCTC (National Cable Television Cooperative), NRTC (National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative), NTTC (National Telco Television Consortium), CCSA (Canadian Cable Systems Alliance), CCC (Caribbean Cable Cooperative) and 4COM, Inc.

About MCTV: MCTV “goes the extra smile” for its customers, adding high-touch service to high-tech telecommunications. Since 1965, MCTV’s 165+ local employees have been serving their neighbors with a full complement of advanced broadband products for home and business including High-Speed Internet, digital TV, Phone, television advertising, dedicated fiber optic connections and security systems. More than 47,000 homes and businesses in Stark, Wayne, Summit, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties rely on MCTV for their telecommunications needs.