OATC Technical Documents

Below you will find the various specifications and best practices/recommendations produced by OATC working groups and member companies.

Below are all the OATC technical documents. Click on the “More Info” button to read additional information as well as download a copy.

Authentication Conversion Funnel for Content Programmer’s Apps and Sites

Defining TVE Home-Based Authentication (HBA) Use Cases and Requirements

Error Messaging for TV Everywhere Authentication and Authorization

Home-Based Authentication for TV-Connected Devices

Home-Based Authentication User Experience Guidelines for TV Everywhere

OATC Metadata Feed

Online Multimedia Authorization Protocol

Online Resource Usage Monitoring Protocol

Resource Utilization Monitoring User Experience

Social Login for MVPDs

Usability Recommendations For TV Everywhere

Note: these documents are provided “as-is.” You can find more information about warranties and licensing here.

Why Did the OATC Wind Down?

The board of the OATC decided in 2019 that there was no more work to be done. The revolution of OTT had changed the TV Everywhere landscape. Many content owners were moving to direct subscriptions with consumers (rather than running through cable operators) and large technology providers, like Adobe, had developed out-of-the-box authentication solutions for TV Everywhere. The board felt that the Streaming Video Alliance was a perfect place to house the documents going forward.

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This document archive is managed by the Streaming Video Alliance and all publications are provided “as-is” with no warranty. Any use of these documents is governed by the policies set forth by the OATC prior to its dissolution. You can find those policies here.