IBM buys live video service Ustream

IBM has bought cloud-based live video streaming service Ustream, in a bid to extend its IBM Cloud platform and help business customers “unlock the value of video”. Ustream claims to stream live and on-demand video to about 80 million viewers per month for customers such as NASA, Samsung, Facebook, Nike and The Discovery Channel. Initially […]

IBM buys Clearleap to boost cloud video services

IBM has bought cloud-based video services company Clearleap in a bid to boost its cloud computing initiatives. Announcing the deal, IBM said that Clearleap will be integrated into its IBM Cloud platform, allowing users to access video from any device at any time and use it as a source of data. The move forms part […]

A+E teams up with Clearleap

A+E Networks has chosen Clearleap to provide technology for IP on-demand video services in the US and Canada. The partnership, which launched this month, marks the first agreement between both companies and includes the opportunity for the addition of multiplatform services. While its partnership currently applies only to the US and Canada, Clearleap said that historically, […]

MultiChoice partners with Clearleap in multiscreen deal

African pay TV provider MultiChoice has partnered with multiscreen technology specialist Clearleap, which will offer an IP solution for the delivery of OTT and VoD content. MultiChoice will deploy Clearleap’s multiscreen video and digital asset management systems to deliver TV content across “every screen and device,” allowing it to monetise its library of live and […]

Service providers still struggling with complexity of multiscreen revolution, NAB attendees told

The slow death of the primetime family viewing experience and the migration of viewing to multiple screens with multiple concurrent streams per household is adding a degree of complexity to content delivery that service providers are still struggling to cope with, according to David Mowrey, vice-president of product management at cloud-based content delivery specialist Clearleap. […]

Clearleap makes EMEA hires

Multiscreen technology provider Clearleap has appointed former TeliaSonera executive Ola Bergvall and former Quantel exec Mike Grieve to separate EMEA-based roles. Bergvall becomes program director, EMEA. She joins from TeliaSonera where she was responsible for the operator’s Spotify deployment as an add-on for customers in Finland, Denmark and Norway, and for the launch of mobile TV […]

Clearleap partners with PayWizard on multiscreen payments

Multiscreen technology provider Clearleap has partnered with TV payment experts PayWizard to introduce billing integration and subscription services on connected devices. Clearleap said the PayWizard deal will allow it to offer single-click payments to content owners and operators across a range of platforms – including online, tablets, smartphones, connected TVs and digital set-top boxes. “Content owners […]

Clearleap names Muelbach to senior role

Multiscreen video logistics specialist Clearleap has appointed Jobst Muehlbach as director, customer solutions architect, EMEA, and Marco Slik as customer solutions architect, EMEA. Muelbach, who will take responsibility for European technical sales processes and will join Clearleap with immediate effect, has held senior positions at Arris, Motorola, Kabel Deutschland, Thomson and OpenTV. He will report […]

Clearleap launches in Europe

US-based multiscreen technology provider Clearleap has opened a European headquarters in Amsterdam and is debut its Clearleap multiscreen platform at the forthcoming IBC trade show. Clearleap, which provides back-office infrastructure to support multiscreen deployments by both content providers and pay TV operators, has named Preben Schack as vice-president of sales, EMEA. Schack previously worked as […]