IBM Cloud Video to power video-on-demand channel

IBM Cloud Video´s Clearleap platform will power Comic-Con HQ´s new subscription video-on-demand platform, the company said.

As part of its multi-year deal, IBM (NYSE: IBM) Cloud Video will serve as Comic-Con HQ´s technology partner, powering their live-streamed video productions and providing fans with seamless access to the Comic-Con experience 365 days a year. IBM Cloud Video will also provide the ad-free streaming video platform with back-end support for subscriber and content management, billing, and video compatibility on multiple devices.

Lionsgate and Comic-Con International created Comic-Con HQ to provide a year-round destination for fans to experience their world-famous events and enjoy highly curated content including exclusive original series, daily entertainment news, and an ever-evolving library of Film & TV genre titles, sneak previews and special features from the latest and greatest franchises across comics and the popular arts.

Comic-Con HQ is set to launch a public Beta on May 7, Free Comic Book Day.

Created in January 2016, IBM Cloud Video brings together innovations from IBM´s R&D labs with the cloud video platform capabilities of Clearleap and Ustream. Through the unit, IBM delivers a powerful portfolio of video services that spans open API development, digital and visual analytics, simplified management and consistent delivery across global industries. IBM Cloud Video supports top media and enterprise companies with reliable video on-demand and streaming services, including HBO, A+E Networks, BBC America, Scripps Networks Interactive, and Verizon.