Clearleap has announced a comprehensive solution to support the multiscreen sports viewing experience. The Sports and Live TVSolution, which currently supports multiscreen initiatives of major sports leagues, enables Clearleap’s clients to bring their fans unprecedented access to live-streamed games, sports programming, near real-time highlights and clips, personalized playlists and other products developed for the growing sports streaming landscape. The news comes as the global sports industry saw a record-breaking year for sports streaming in 2014, with the FIFA World Cup in Brazil drawing the most amount of data ever streamed for a live event and demand for digital content from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics exceeding television broadcast for the first time.
Clearleap’s cloud-based platform implements real-time content transformation and distribution across mobile platforms at the top speeds required to support the world’s premium sports content. The Sports and Live TVSolution enables broadcast quality viewing of live games, 24/7 networks, highlight clips, and personalized playlists, supported by a state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) with capabilities to provide up to 99.999% uptime. This stringent reliability standard leverages a set of highly sophisticated monitoring tools, automated quality control technology and the ability to build-out and monitor full end-to-end redundant systems.
To ensure a high level of transparency, Clearleap also manages a dedicated web-based dashboard for further monitoring and real-time analytics of valuable sports coverage. Through this dashboard, customers have constant visibility into the status of content within the workflow and are able to receive automated reports for post-game video logistics analysis and review.
Designed for high-velocity processing and delivery, the Sports and Live TVSolution makes it possible to ingest, version, and deliver a streaming and on-demand experience within seconds of the live action. The system’s scalable architecture manages fluctuations in activity and is designed to handle the massive spikes that arrive with increased demand during significant games. This rapid delivery also leads to maximized ROI of programming, especially during prime-time games. Additionally, the solution was architected with the flexibility required to manage a variety of business models and can support ad-based, subscription and authenticated frameworks, with the ability to manage ad-insertion into live video, on-demand clips and highlights and even video playlists.
Braxton Jarratt, CEO of Clearleap, said:
Sports is one of the biggest contributors to live event television, and with the global sports market set to be worth $145 billion by 2015, the game is changing for television. Clearleap’s flexible and scalable platform is well-equipped to enable our clients to meet this growing demand through new streaming and real-time on-demand services, ensuring companies are able to expand consumer reach and increase the value of their content while winning viewers.
The addition of the Sports and Live TVSolution further complements Clearleap’s comprehensive multiscreen offering, which eliminates the overall complexity of ingesting and preparing video and metadata assets for distribution and delivery to any screen.