Pay-TV operators add VOD access through Web-connected Blu-ray players

Web based TV technology platform Clearleap and Related Content Database today said they can help pay-TV operators take their full VOD libraries through Internet-connected Blu-ray players without a traditional set-top box, in much the same manner as Netflix delivers its streaming movies through some gaming consoles--using software on a disc inserted into the player.

The Clearleap and RCD product offers operators an additional revenue stream by expanding existing service to a second or third TV screen, without an additional STB or complicated integrations.

Consumers access the on-demand application by inserting the operator's Blu-ray disc into a BD-Live player. The Blu-ray disc and service are powered by the RCDb software and the content is then streamed by the Clearleap's TV technology platform, operated on behalf of the operator, to the consumer's home.

"This new development exponentially increases the number of network end points which an operator can bring to multiple locations within the home," said Zane Vella, CEO of Related Content Database.

The RCDb end to end system delivers the operator application front-end, as well as service integration and management, to the Blu-ray environment. Clearleap will power the content asset ingestion, management, and delivery through its cloud based platform.

"Our research shows that cable customers are looking for the flexibility to watch TV shows where and when they want. The Clearleap-RCDb solution delivers this by freeing VoD from the set-top box and allowing subscribers to watch it from any Blu-ray player in the house" said Colin Dixon, Senior Partner at The Diffusion Group.

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