Clearleap Enters Africa

Marking its entry into the African video market, Clearleap said it has landed a deal to help MultiChoice deliver multiscreen video services over its legacy and new IP-based networks.

Under the deal, MultiChoice will tap Clearleap’s multiscreen video and digital asset management system to deliver live and on-demand video across a Web portals, apps and other distribution platofrms. MultiChoice is an African pay-TV provider that operates the DStv and GOtv services -- two major platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“The shift to digital and OTT distribution is only going to accelerate, and by leveraging Clearleap’s technology we’re several steps ahead of the game. Knowing that our content will be quickly delivered to the right platforms in the right formats means we can focus on our core business and continue to excite our subscribers with a world of entertainment,” said Gerdus Van Eeden, CEO, Broadcast Technology, MultiChoice, in a release.

“Our platform is a future-proof investment that supports legacy STBs as well as new devices, enabling operators and content owners to easily scale their operations, create new business models and increase their subscriber base, added Clearleap CEO Braxton Jarratt.

The MultiChoice deals enters plan about five months after Clearleap landed a $20 million “C” round and ramped up its international strategy and a plan to more than double the size of the company.