AlwaysOn, the media network that provides an open and participatory editorial environment, announced today that it has selected Kaltura, Inc. (http://corp.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source video platform, to power video display and management on the newly designed AlwaysOn website.
“It was clear to us that video would be a big part of our new website. We were looking for a robust video platform that would enable us to handle dynamic rich-media content and provide our users participatory and collaborative features. Kaltura’s platform was a perfect fit, and its integration was both seamless and cost-effective,” said Tony Perkins, founder & editor of AlwaysOn. “AlwaysOn prides itself on discovering and promoting innovative companies. In Kaltura the discovery was twofold – we found a tremendous company with outstanding technology and a truly disruptive vision, and in the process we also found the right solution for our own site.”
The AlwaysOn Network is transforming the media business by providing an open and participatory editorial environment that captures its readers’ best thinking, and a social network where they can discover, connect and share content. In addition to reading the latest news and comments in the blog network, readers can view footage from AlwaysOn conferences, insider interviews with industry leaders, and additional relevant videos.
“We are delighted to be working with AlwaysOn who shares with us an appreciation for user engagement, participation, and collaboration” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. “It is a special honor to be embraced as the best-breed solution by such luminaries. With over twenty thousand sites using our tools and hundreds more joining every day, we are well under way to bringing forth an open source revolution to the online video space.”
AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, GoingGreen East and West, Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.
Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. With more than 20,000 active publishers, Kaltura’s flexible framework empowers any site with advanced video functionality. Founded in 2006, Kaltura’s open source code is available as a free Software Development Kit and as downloadable packages for leading platforms – such as Drupal, WordPress and MediaWiki. Kaltura also provides supplementary paid services including maintenance, support, integration, professional development, streaming and hosting, ad serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party services. Since its public launch, New York-based Kaltura has won numerous awards, such as the TechCrunch40 People’s Choice award, Mashable’s ‘Open Web’ award, AlwaysOn’s top 250 global company and top 100 media company awards, and TV Week’s 5 Video Startups to Watch in 2009. For more information, visit corp.kaltura.com.