Welcome to the Document Archive of the OATC Shaping Authenticated Access for TV over the Internet The Open Authentication Technology Committee (OATC) was formed to address authentication technical challenges as more traditional TV subscribers were trying to access content through devices other than the television. The group operated from 2008 to 2020. Learn About the OATC For contributions to SCTE-224 (the ESNI standard), the OATC was awarded a 2021 technical emmy. Because the OATC no longer exists, the Streaming Video Alliance accepted the award. But, thankfully, members of the OATC involved in the original work were in attendance to celebrate their accomplishments. Although not everyone who contributed, the picture features four members. From left to right: Michael Wise (contributor), Glenn Goldstein (OATC board member and contributor), Steve Riedl (contributor), and Glenn Reitmeier (founding OATC president). Read The Press Release We are very honored and privileged to have been selected by the OATC to provide a long-term home for their technical documents. The OATC efforts during its tenure were important as traditional cable operators and broadcasters sought technical solutions to enable their subscribers easy but secured access to content on devices like smartphones, computers, and other components connected to the television. But as the streaming industry as moved from this model to more direct-to-consumer offerings, this kind of authentication for MVPD platforms became less important. As such, the OATC board elected to wind down. But it's very important, for both historical records and future work, that their technical documents be kept available. The Streaming Video Alliance is a perfect home for their work. --- Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Alliance The Companies Involved in the OATC OATC Technical Documents Document Archive Access and download OATC standards, best practices, and specifications. Learn More Provided As-Is The Streaming Video Alliance provides no warranty of any kind for OATC documents. Learn More Licensing Any IP contained in OATC documents is the property of the respective rights holder. Licensing of that IP may be required. Learn More Have Questions? As the steward of the OATC documents, Streaming Video Alliance staff may be able to answer questions about usage and licensing (if applicable). Contact the Alliance Learn More About the OATC The OATC was in operation for over a decade. Its member companies work hard to help build industry-standard authentication methods for access to traditional TV subscriptions over the Internet through MVPD operators. History See a history of the OATC and key milestones. Learn More Mission The OATC had a clear mission to address the growing demand for TV Everywhere. Learn More OATC Leadership Learn more about the OATC board and leadership. Learn More Learn More About the Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) The Streaming Video Alliance, founded in 2015, is rapidly growing to be a powerful voice within the streaming industry. Solving tough Problems The Alliance has published over a dozen best practices and specifications, contributed to by over 80 companies. Addressing the Workflow The Alliance has 11 working groups to tackle technical challenges across the entirety of the streaming workflow. Fostering Collaboration With over 80 member companies spanning the video ecosystem, the Alliance provides a neutral forum to work together on technical solutions. Educating the Industry Through webinars, presentations, whitepapers, and meetups, the Alliance tries to bring consensus to the industry about the pressing technical challenges.