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OATC Announces Fraud Management and Account/Password Initiative

OATC Announces Fraud Management and Account/Password Initiative
San Ramon, CA –June20, 2019 –The Open Authentication Technology Committee (OATC), a non-profit industry association of programmers/contentowners, multi-channel video program distributors (MVPDs), technology companies, and system integrators, announced todayitsnewfraud management and account/password sharing initiative.

Fraud and account/password sharingis a major and growing concern within the TV Everywhere("TVE") industry. Under this initiative, the OATC will develop open standards and protocols that will allow participants in the TVEecosystem to identify and limit theimpact of compromisedend user credentials.

Work areas include defining acommon terminology for fraudulent/fair subscriber video consumption and concurrency patterns/scenarios/use cases.

“The mission of the OATC includes creating open specificationsto bridge anygaps in existing technology with practical and workablesolutions” said John Ehrig, OATC executive director. “We are veryexcited to announce this initiativethat will give MVPDs and programmers a common TVE industry understanding ofwhat does and does not constitute fraudin order to limit its impact.”

ABOUT OATC
The OATC is a non-profit industry association of programmers/content owners, multi-channel video program distributors (MVPDs), technology companies, and system integrators.The mission of the OATC is to develop voluntary technical standardsand recommendedthat can be used to implement a system of authenticatedaccess to subscription video content on the Internet. Principal members of the OATCinclude Adobe,Discovery,Inc.,FoxNetworks Group, NBCUniversal, ShowtimeNetworksInc., Synacor, Viacom,and Warner Media

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Contact:
John Ehrig
OATC Executive Director
jehrig@inventures.com
Submitted On: 6/28/2019

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