Leading content developer signs multi-year renewal with Clearleap to manage, process, and deliver content for its television, Internet and mobile platforms
Atlanta, Georgia, August 20, 2014 – Clearleap, the leading provider of multiscreen video logistics for the television industry, has renewed its contract with Scripps Networks Interactive after a successful two-year partnership. Clearleap will continue to process, manage and distribute programming content for some of the most highly viewed networks, including HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, and DIY Network. As a pioneer in the pay-TV industry, Scripps Networks recognized the opportunities that lay within the emerging media landscape and was one of the first networks to adopt a comprehensive multiscreen strategy into its greater business agenda. Clearleap has helped to shape and execute the Scripps Networks vision since 2012, significantly increasing the number of program assets delivered to Internet-connected devices and VOD.
“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. “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.”
Scripps Networks leverages Clearleap’s multiscreen publishing and VOD distribution solutions, which manage the ingest, transcoding, processing, and distribution of hundreds of program assets and metadata on a weekly basis. Clearleap’s centralized, modular dashboard allows for timely ad marking in order to take advantage of the 75-hour C3 measurement window. The platform’s flexible infrastructure is built to scale and evolve, not only as more distribution partners enter the Scripps Networks system, but also as new devices gain traction in the mainstream market.
“Scripps Networks had the early insight, unique among large networks at the time, to invest in an advanced cross-device implementation that would greatly increase the monetization of content on its network,” said Clearleap CEO, Braxton Jarratt. “We are honored that they chose us to execute that vision, and alleviate the technological challenges that come with supporting a video library this large.”
The renewed partnership comes at a time of accelerated growth for Clearleap, which has recently expanded into Latin America as well as Sub-Saharan Africa, complementing its previous work in North America and Europe. In addition to Scripps Networks Interactive, the company has helped the biggest names in pay-TV like the BBC, HBO, Verizon, and Time Warner deliver video to every screen, platform and device.
About Clearleap, Inc.
Clearleap’s platform powers compelling new multiscreen business opportunities for premium content owners and pay-TV providers. Today, household names such as the BBC, HBO, Travel Channel, Time Warner Cable, Food Network, and Verizon trust Clearleap with mission critical services. Privately held, Clearleap is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with an office in New York City, European headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Latin American Headquarters in Miami, Florida. Clearleap has data center hubs strategically placed across the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.clearleap.com.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 177 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. The company’s global networks reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.