Express Lane is intended for remote systems that do not have access to a centralized headend. Local content can be delivered to these systems from cloud-based storage. With this solution, operators serving smaller, remote markets can add local content and only pay for the content they use, since Express Lane does not require a minimum content commitment.
The web-based Express Lane solution provides cloud encoding, metadata creation, quality control and storage. Express Lane also allows cable operators to authorize third-party content partners to submit content to the Express Lane bull pen, for review, approval and delivery of local TV programming to VOD-enabled households.