IBM Acquires Clearleap
On Tuesday, December 8th, IBM announced its acquisition of Clearleap, Inc., a cloud based video service provider.
Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud “Clearleap joins IBM at a tipping point in the industry when visual information and visual communication are not just important to consumers, but are exploding across every industry. This comes together for a client when any content can be delivered quickly and economically to any device in the most natural way.”
Clearleap has gained the attention of prominent brands within the media and entertainment industry, such as HBO, BBC, and the NFL. The Clearleap video platform works to provide customers from around the world with a scalable, secure and open cloud-based solution in video asset management and multi-screen video processing.
Clearleap comes with open API framework which allows business to make their videos into applications. This open framework gives users access to third-party applications.
Clearleap video services provides 24/7 assistance and technical support. IBM intends to offer the Clearleap API’s on its Bluemix. This will aid in the efficiency of the video offering process.
Clearleap, centered in Georgia, has numerous centers around the world in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
The price for which IBM purchased Clearleap was not disclosed.