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Charter sends up trial balloon on TV Everywhere

Charter Communications, the nation's fourth-largest cable operator, is testing the TV Everywhere waters with last week's trial launch...Content-wise, Graham Williams, Charter's director of product management, said the cable operator is working with TNT and TBS, as well as Style, E!, G4 and The Weather Channel. On the back end, Charter has again teamed up with Synacor for authentication of the TV Everywhere service, which entails each user logging in via their Charter e-mail address and a password. (Charter is also using Synacor as its authentication engine for its service with Epix that launched last week.)

"When an asset is requested, [Synacor will] be making calls to us to our internal identification systems via SAML, and then we'll send back either a 'yes' or 'no' answer on whether that user is entitled to that specific content asset, and then they'll authenticate on our behalf," Williams said...

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