TVN, Avail announce merger

New firm to provide TV services, VOD, linear content

VOD giant TVN Entertainment and linear content provider Avail Media will merge to create the largest independent provider of TV services, VOD and linear content, the companies announced Monday.

The companies will combine complimentary services and skills to enhance the video and demand market not only in North America but also internationally.

"We want our service providers to succeed," said Doug Sylvester, president and CEO, TVN Entertainment. "Together, our companies can implement new services and provide a comprehensive set of tools to our customers and service providers."