A quartet of small cable providers have selected Clearleap's cloud-based ClearPlay streaming services to provide their subscribers on-demand content over IP, and they're delivering the content through TiVo and Roku devices.
Houston's ETS Cablevision had already been offering on-demand services to its subscriber across it fiber-to-the-home network and only recently added TiVo boxes. It said the ClearPlay option complements the TiVo set top deployment with easily scalable, economical on-demand content.
Greenlight, a municipally owned provider in Wilson, N.C., also will use the turnkey ClearPlay service to deliver on-demand via TiVo.
In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ImOn Communications said it will give customers Roku boxes to offer new on demand services using ClearPlay, and Jackson (Tenn.) Energy Authority also said it would hook up with the ClearPlay service, but it didn't specify which box it would use.
Clearleap's software-as-a-service technology currently is deployed in more than 50 cable and content provider systems, including half of the top 10 U.S. operators. The company said it designed its service with "a low barrier to entry for operators to get started quickly with next-generation services."
ClearPlay modules can be deployed individually or as a comprehensive solution, include the business tools to expand content over high speed data networks to connected TV devices, laptops, and tablets. Components include ClearPlay On Demand, Linear TV, Cross-Platform App Deployment, Universal Subscriber Authentication and Back Office Management. ClearPlay also integrates seamlessly with popular billing systems.
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