Kaltura, a leading video technology provider, and Microsoft Azure, which is enabling some of the world’s biggest media companies to host and stream video at scale across all devices, today announced that they are working together to deliver a cloud-based OTT platform using best-of-breed technology for a robust, scalable OTT TV solution to deliver content to any device.
Kaltura has integrated with Microsoft Azure to encode, store, and deliver OTT TV content from the cloud, providing an end-to-end OTT TV offering with Microsoft Azure. Kaltura has the fastest growing OTT platform, which is used by service providers, operators and media companies worldwide. This complete solution handles ingestion, media preparation, content and household management, and monetization for a wide variety of business models across any device, and can be launched in as little as a few weeks.
Microsoft Azure enables operators and media companies to leverage Kaltura OTT TV to launch OTT services while quickly scaling, with pay-as-you-go services. Microsoft is committed to protecting subscriber data, enhancing control of premium content and privacy. With a fast-growing global footprint, Microsoft delivers the trusted, global scale cloud selected by 85 percent of the Fortune 500.
“Today’s content providers need more than just a great user experience,” says Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO. “They need the reliability and flexibility of the cloud to ensure that their users will be able to access that experience from wherever they are. We’re delighted to couple our proven OTT solution with Microsoft Azure’s scalable cloud infrastructure to provide world-class OTT services to customers worldwide.”
“Together with Kaltura we are making it possible for content providers to launch an OTT TV platform on Microsoft Azure quickly and at scale,” said Sudheer Sirivara, GM, Azure Media Services, Microsoft Corp. “The global scale of Microsoft Azure, combined with Kaltura’s industry expertise, offer our mutual customers the cloud scale services needed to maximize their content reach and monetization.”
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.