Welcome to the Document Archive of the OATC
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.
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 Technology Alliance accepted the award on its behalf (as the steward of the OATC’s work). 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).
--- Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Technology Alliance
The Companies Involved in the OATC
OATC Technical Documents
Access and download OATC standards, best practices, and specifications.
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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.
See a history of the OATC and key milestones.
The OATC had a clear mission to address the growing demand for TV Everywhere.
Learn more about the OATC board and leadership.
About the Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA)
The Streaming Video Technology Alliance, founded in 2015, is rapidly growing to be a powerful voice within the streaming industry.