TV Everywhere (TVE) refers to customers of multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) watching content on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as the verification system that allows MVPDs to authenticate those who wish to use their IPTV video on demand Internet television services as actual paying customers of satellite or cable television. In June 2009, Comcast and Time Warner held a press conference to announce the initiative. Several consumer groups complained that TV Everywhere consists of an anticompetitive practice stifling competition in online television.
Users typically go to the TV Programmer's website or application and are required to authenticate with their Cable Operator or MVPD. Once authenticated, the TV Programmer verifies that the user has rights to view the requested content and serves the content to user.
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- TV Everywhere: gift to consumers or plot to kill online TV?
- TV Competition Nowhere: How the Cable Industry Is Colluding to Kill Online TV
- Public interest groups call for antitrust probe of TV Everywhere
- "Bell Media to give subscribers full online access to Bravo". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
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