GLDS, Clearleap team up on ‘cloud’ video streaming @NextGen TV Asia
11/23/11 by NextGen TV Asia Staff writer | Great Lakes Data Systems (GLDS) announced that its flagship WinCable subscriber management and billing system has been integrated with Clearleap’s Stream On Demand Solution. Clearleap and GLDS showcased the joint solution for the first time at the recently-held SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo 2011, the television industry’s engineering show of the year, which took place in the US. Operators can use Clearleap’s Stream On Demand Solution to stream unlimited hours and titles over existing broadband networks, creating a compelling content offering delivered directly to the TV.
The Stream On Demand solution is a cloud-based IP content management and delivery system that enables television service providers to create a fully operator-branded subscriber experience such as those offered by Netflix, Amazon and Hulu by streaming content directly to connected set-tops, devices and TVs.
The two firms demonstrated the joint solution operating on a Roku set-top box, an LG Smart TV, a TiVo DVR and an iPad tablet.
The Clearleap solution enables delivery to any IP connected device and allows operators to cost-effectively provide their own branded IP video services solution rather than investing in a completely new IP infrastructure.
With the Clearleap and GLDS integrated solution, operators now have a fully hosted, end-to-end advanced TV offering—addressing content management and delivery to billing and subscriber management―at a fraction of the cost traditionally associated with larger TV operators’ on-demand offerings.