Michelle Clancy | 14-08-2013
Clearleap has opened a European headquarters in Amsterdam and plans to officially debut in Europe at IBC 2013.
Clearleap offers content owners and pay-TV operators multiscreen video logistics services. It is entering the European market with an established IP foothold, including two data centres in Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
"With two live data centres and customers already signed in the region, Clearleap is ready to show the European multiscreen space how it can move forward to the next level," said Braxton Jarratt, CEO of Clearleap. "We understand that launching across-device services can be challenging in such a fragmented ecosystem, but we offer solutions that take the complexity out of this process, giving content owners and operators the freedom to spend time on creating and delivering the exciting services their viewers demand."
Clearleap has launched in Europe at a time when the market is escalating its embrace of multiscreen video. Recent research from Juniper Research (May 2013) shows that by 2017, two billion mobile and tablet users will watch TV and video on their devices. Western Europe alone will represent a fifth of this.
"As OTT services rise in popularity and expand their footprint in Europe, we are giving operators and content providers new tools and products to bring to market their own successful multiscreen solutions," continued Jarratt.
Clearleap's US domestic track record includes supporting multiscreen initiatives with HBO, Food Network, Travel Channel, Verizon and Time Warner.
The company has appointed Preben Schack as vice president of sales in EMEA, to drive growth and sales across Europe. He brings more than 25 years' experience in sales and marketing in the telecommunications, technology and IT industries and joins Clearleap from TeleBilling, where he worked as vice president of sales and marketing.
"Clearleap brings to the European market a wealth of experience in enabling content owners and service providers to launch effective multiscreen services simply and quickly," said Shack. "We have built our solutions with a new approach for the multiscreen environment, and this is what makes Clearleap unique. Our platform offers a complete infrastructure for delivering multi-platform services but the framework is modular so that our customers can pick and choose which components they need. I am excited to be part of Clearleap and to be driving its launch into Europe."
The Clearleap Multiscreen Platform simplifies the logistics of service management, workflow and delivery of massive video libraries of high value content for any screen. Designed to work as either a complete solution or as modules that can plug into existing infrastructures, Clearleap enables distributed multiscreen video processing and asset management workflows as well as distribution, ad management, and a synchronised user experience across video devices and networks