C-SPAN Moving To Authenticated TV Streaming

C-SPAN is launching a beta test of its migration of live online feeds of its TV channels — C-SPANs 1, 2 and 3 — to an authentication model starting today (July 28), employing the TV Everywhere model of the multichannel video programming distributors that support the public-affairs programmer. […] [B]eginning Monday [,] those who want to stream the live feeds of the TV channels will be asked to enter their cable or satellite provider credentials to access that stream. For the transition period, until later in the summer, the channels will still be available even without that sign-in, but authenticated users will get it at a better bit rate as C-SPAN transitions those channels. – John Eggerton,Multichannel News