Clearleap Renews Multiscreen Deal With Scripps
Clearleap and Scripps Networks Interactive will maintain their connection on TVs, smartphones and tablets, as the two companies have renewed multiscreen contract that got underway about two years ago.
Financial terms were not announced, but under the new deal Clearleap will continue to process, manage and distribute programming content for networks in the Scripps stable, including HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, and DIY Network.
Clearleap and Scripps Networks have been working together since 2012, noting that they have significantly boosted the number of program assets that are delivered to Internet-connected devices and via set-top VOD during that span. Clearleap said it manages the ingest, transcoding, processing and distribution of “hundreds” of assets and metadata for Scripps Networks Interactive on a weekly basis.
“Our past work with Clearleap has solidified our confidence in its platform and service offerings as we implement plans to monetize content,” said Alex Beach, director of new media at Scripps Networks Interactive, in a statement. “We are impressed with Clearleap’s ability to effectively and efficiently manage those complex technological challenges and maintain the high-quality experience that our viewers have come to expect when tuning in to our valued lifestyle content.”
Other Clearleap customers include the BBC, HBO, Verizon Communications, Time Warner Cable, and In Demand, the MSO-owned distributor of video-on-demand and pay-per-view services. Clearleap landed a $20 million “C” round late last year that it’s tapping into to expand internationally and to more than double the size of the company.
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