Clearleap adds authentication service
Clearleap has added the ability to provide authentication for its customers, a prerequisite for enabling those customers to provide their subscribers with TV Everywhere-type services.
The new managed service, called ClearPlay Authentication, authorizes and authenticates subscribers on major content provider portals.
ClearPlay Authentication is integrated with Adobe Pass, an authentication system that estimates it supports approximately 90 percent of all U.S. pay-TV households through its support of NBCU, CNN, TBS, TNT, tru TV and the Cartoon Network.
Clearleap’s system is also integrated to provide authentication services for HBO Go and MAX Go.
In addition, the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) has named Clearleap an Approved Provider for authentication services. Independent cable operators now have access to the same Clearleap authentication platform used by larger organizations – at NCTC-negotiated prices.
"The NCTC is always looking for partners that can provide simple solutions for our members while acting as thought leaders in our industry, and Clearleap offers our members another strong choice for getting into the TV Everywhere service," said Rich Fickle, NCTC CEO and president.
"Not only does Clearleap make it easy for NCTC members to authorize and authenticate their subscribers on major content provider portals, Clearleap enables service providers to easily add on complete streaming solutions and offer their own custom-branded experiences on connected devices, tablets, and PCs."
Clearleap said it offers options to authenticate subscribers – under a content provider or operator-branded experience – and it can plug into any authentication system.
In addition, using a cloud-based infrastructure, Clearleap can provide IP delivery to any device.
The ClearPlay authentication service is available now.