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Kaltura Launches New OTT TV Application for iOS and Android tablets, phones and TV devices, and for Amazon Fire
The new MediaGo App enables media companies to launch full-blown OTT services quickly on all mobile, web, TVs and connected device.
Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, today announced the release
of a new version of its MediaGo OTT TV user application for iOS/Android
tablets, phones, web and connected devices, which is aligned with the latest
design lines of the respective platforms. The company also added support
for Amazon Fire and Android TV devices for its OTT platform. With MediaGo
template applications, media companies can now launch full-blown OTT services
quickly and on 10 devices from day one covering mobile, web, TVs and connected
devices. Kaltura’s template leads the industry with its monetization, time-shifted
TV and personalization capabilities.
For its template mobile applications, Kaltura has introduced a new design,
including: support for split view in iOS and moving background images;
a better UX; and the ability to customize the app by changing logos and
colors, and changing the look of the homepage.
In addition, Kaltura has expanded its support for connected TV devices.
Kaltura will demo at IBC Amazon Fire and Android TV apps as part of the
MediaGo template apps, which already include AppleTV, Roku, Xbox and five
different connected TVs. In terms of functionality, the TV apps have been
upgraded with the ability to replay live TV, as well as improved search
and personalized recommendations based on users’ Facebook friends.
MediaGo lowers the OTT entry barrier, providing all OTT players with a
bullet-proof solution built on decades of man years of experience in this
space. It is available as a standalone template application, which lets
media companies launch an OTT service quickly and with minimum customization,
or as a set of APIs and a player SDK for developers. MediaGo supports a
combination of business models (advertising, subscriptions, pay-per-view)
and the suite of apps is offered for a low monthly fee.
The new template application also supports the latest release of the Kaltura
video player and makes it easier for users to access free content and purchase
subscriptions of standalone videos. The player also supports all major
DRM technologies and download capabilities.
“When launching an OTT service, customers tell us that time to market
and flexibility are key. Unfortunately the two don’t always go hand in
hand. But with MediaGo, customers can launch a highly professional, robust
OTT service with all the latest bells and whistles within a matter of a
few short months, while also benefiting from Kaltura’s range of template
designs and tools that add that all-important flexibility and customization,”
commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader
in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education
Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has
emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the
widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of
enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions
and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school.
The company is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and
collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world's leading open-source
video-management project, which is home to more than 100,000 community
members.For more information visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org,