Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, announced today that the companies have entered into an agreement to extend their Net Alliance partnership to combine the power of Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery with Kaltura’s TV Platform.
Leveraging Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery and CDN products, along with the Kaltura TV Platform’s deep customer behavior and content consumption intelligence, the joint solution facilitates predictive on-device caching of content, using smart resource management to efficiently download content in the background while on a strong Wi-Fi connection. The content is downloaded based on each user’s profile and history, and offered to the customer at any time for smooth offline viewing on any device regardless of network connection and quality. The solution is designed to allow video content providers to offer each user their preferred content with an excellent viewing experience.
The capabilities are expected to continue to evolve over time as new analysis and intelligence models are introduced by both Kaltura and Akamai into their respective products.
“We are pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Kaltura, and to deliver this exciting new offering to the market,” stated John Sconyers, Global Sr. Director, Cloud Services Partners at Akamai. “By prepositioning video to the device, Predictive Content Delivery removes many of the barriers that discourage on-the-go viewing such as poor network conditions, heavy data usage associated with streaming video and access to available content. It enables an efficient ‘download-to-go’ solution for mobile apps and allows for offline viewing of videos.”
“The accelerated pace of content consumption on mobile devices is quickly driving service providers to find creative solutions to tackle the challenges of both network limitations and user expectations,” commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. “Together with Akamai, we now provide an incredibly compelling solution to our service provider customers, who come out ahead both in terms of the user experience they provide, and in terms of dramatic cost reduction.”
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 150,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com.
The Kaltura Media and Telecom Business Unit is focused on solutions for service providers, and media companies looking to create next generation TV experiences. The Kaltura TV Platform enables customers to quickly launch a comprehensive Pay TV service with advanced monetization, social interaction and personalization tools. Kaltura OTT TV provides a cross-device experience for all content types – live, VOD and catch-up. For more information visit www.kaltura.com.
As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring. To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.