Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, and Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that the companies have partnered to deliver a software as a service (SaaS) platform that lets OTT players quickly launch ‘Live to OTT’, as well as VOD and time-shifted services.
Kaltura has integrated Harmonic’s new VOS™ 360 professional cloud media processing service with its OTT video platform to provide a complete, flexible cloud OTT platform that can be run over various public and private clouds. The joint solution paves the way for easier, cost-effective deployments of live video.
The integrated SaaS platform also gives OTT players a comprehensive solution that can address all video management and service aspects, primarily when they are looking for ‘glass to glass’ service, including full flexibility to manage their services, and deploy new services quickly. The service’s ‘pay as you go’ model also enables customers to start small and grow over time.
Harmonic’s VOS 360 service lets users launch a new broadcast-quality OTT service in hours, instead of months. The turnkey ecosystem makes it easy to contribute, transcode, package, scramble and deliver live SD, HD content to all connected devices. Kaltura’s OTT TV solution provides a highly scalable, cost-effective platform that enables OTT players to monetize their content while providing an engaging experience.
“We are seeing a growing number of content owners, TV networks, publishers and service providers asking for a flexible SaaS platform that will allow them to manage their entire OTT service – high quality live/linear OTT channels. This integration with Harmonic means that we can jointly offer a complete cloud-based platform that does just this – and can be run on a variety of different cloud environments,” commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO.
“In the past, OTT players had to compromise on either the level of video quality or their CAPEX investment. OTT players now have a complete cloud solution to meet their OTT needs without compromising the quality of experience. The result is a faster time to market for both live/linear, VOD and time-shifted OTT TV services, underpinned by a highly flexible and scalable SaaS platform,” added Patrick Harshman, President and CEO at Harmonic.
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, or www.html5video.org.
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) is the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure for emerging television and video services. Harmonic enables customers to produce, deliver and monetize amazing video experiences, with unequalled business agility and operational efficiency, by providing market-leading innovation, high-quality service, and compelling total-cost-of-ownership. More information is available at www.harmonicinc.com.
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