11/15/11 by Craig Galbraith | Great Lakes Data Systems’ (GLDS) flagship WinCable subscriber management and billing system has been integrated with Clearleap’s Stream On Demand Solution, a cloud-based IP content management and delivery system designed to enable TV service providers to create a fully operator-branded subscriber experience similar to those offered by such OTT titans as Netflix and Hulu, where content is streamed directly to connected set-tops, devices and TVs.
“By integrating with GLDS, we’re making it easier for TV operators to monetize new services that are seamlessly connected to GLDS’ popular billing and subscriber management system for independent operators worldwide,” said Clearleap CEO Braxton Jarratt.
Operators can use Clearleap’s Stream On Demand Solution to stream unlimited hours and titles over existing broadband networks, which the company says creates a compelling content offering delivered directly to the TV. The solution gives operators a fully hosted, end-to-end advanced TV offering that addresses content management and delivery, billing and subscriber management, at a cost that’s less than traditionally associated with larger TV operators’ on-demand offerings.
One case is Orbitel Communications, serving more than 9,500 residential and business cable TV and HSD access subscribers in Maricopa, Ariz., which launched the Clearleap/GLDS solution in October 2011.
“By leveraging the joint solution from GLDS and Clearleap, we were able to quickly deploy our own Orbitel Stream-branded on demand solution – at a low-cost capital investment with nominal storage costs and without the need to add any additional personal – and offer unlimited hours and titles of on-demand content over our existing network to branded applications on the Roku box. When compared to traditional MSO on demand deployments or trying to develop our own mobile application, the Clearleap/GLDS solution gave us a tremendous advantage in terms of ROI and time-to-market. Now our subscribers have access to a vast array of on-demand movies, TV, local and web video – all aggregated, authenticated and managed in one place,” said Orbitel President and CEO Keith Kirkman.
Clearleap and GLDS will showcase the joint solution for the first time at SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo 2011 this week in Atlanta.