DStv on demand video system change

MultiChoice has chosen Clearleap’s systems to manage and deliver its video on demand (VOD) content to its pay TV subscribers, Clearleap announced in a press release on Wednesday, 15 April 2014.

According to Clearleap, MultiChoice chose them to “accelerate its multiscreen strategy and provide efficient management and delivery of its television content over both IP networks and traditional pay-TV networks.”

Clearleap said that its systems will let MultiChoice deliver TV content across every screen and device to its DStv and GOtv subscribers across Africa.

“By leveraging the Clearleap platform, MultiChoice will be able to manage its entire library of premium live and on-demand video content, then distribute and monetise it across VOD, web portals, apps and more,” Clearleap said.

MultiChoice will also be able to take advantage of their system’s flexible model, Clearleap said, which will integrate with MultiChoice’s existing infrastructure and scale to allow for new multiscreen services in the future.

“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,” said CEO of broadcast technology at MultiChoice, Gerdus Van Eeden.

“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,” Van Eeden said.

Braxton Jarratt, CEO of Clearleap said that their platform supports legacy decoders and will support new devices too.

“We are pleased to equip MultiChoice with the tools to stay competitive and satisfy the appetite of today’s viewers,” Jarratt said.

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