Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, today announced that its Kaltura OTT TV technology is supporting the launch of Vodafone TV in Italy.
The same Vodafone TV set-top box is already used in Spain and includes an advanced cross-device TV experience, leveraging the Vodafone 4G network, on a new light set-top-box with cloud DVR, and a state of the art user interface.
The new Kaltura powered OTT TV service is a place where truly “content is king”. Subscribers have access to a vast and growing catalog of content from a range of different television and OTT sources, available through live, VOD, catchup, start over, cloud DVR and popular apps. The content libraries of services such as Netflix and Sky Italia Now TV are brought together with all the TV channels users know and love, in a unified and intuitive experience.
Using Kaltura’s innovative TV platform, subscribers enjoy a fully personalized live and on-demand TV experience, including advanced content discovery, favorites, cross device interaction and watch lists. Kaltura’s advanced business models also make it easy for Vodafone to offer new price plan services. Furthermore, the platform’s flexible architecture and services make it easy for Vodafone to continue to expand this service on a regular basis through frequent software updates.
“Vodafone Italy has introduced one of the most ambitious and cutting-edge Pay TV services out there. We are so proud to have a global powerhouse like Vodafone leveraging Kaltura’s technology as part of its quad-play strategy,” commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. “Kaltura proves yet again its ability to deploy in rapid time a premium pay-TV service for a tier-1 customer.”
Kaltura OTT TV is aimed at operators, broadcasters, media companies and content owners around the world who want to launch an advanced TV service quickly and cost-effectively. Many of these customers are racing to broaden their services and monetize their content on multiple devices.
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.
Kaltura OTT TV enables service providers and media companies 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.