HBO signs five-year VOD deal with Clearleap

Home Box Office (HBO) has renewed its agreement with US firm Clearleap for the latter to process and distribute multiple formats of HBO’s subscription video-on-demand programming to its domestic distributors.

Clearleap’s solution custom encodes programming and delivers it directly to HBO’s cable, satellite and telco national distribution partners. Clearleap also enables authentication of users of HBO’s own over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, ‘HBO GO’.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Clearleap,” said Diane Tryneski, EVP of Media & Production Operations at HBO. “Their solution meets our high security and quality requirements for the processing and delivery of HBO content.”

Bob Zitter, HBO’s revered Chief Technology Officer who has overseen the development of some of pay-TV’s biggest innovations, spoke last week at the TV Connect 2013 event in London ahead of his imminent retirement – more details here.

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