Svenska Spel, Sweden’s leading gaming company, owned by the Swedish government, announced today that is has selected Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, to power video across the Svenska Spel website and its e-gaming web properties.
“Online video brings a myriad of new opportunities for us to engage with our users, and connect with an even larger audience on the web,” said Magnus Helander, Motion Media Producer, at Svenska Spel. “We conducted an extensive search for the right video solution, and ultimately Kaltura demonstrated the highest level of flexibility, deep and specific expertise, and Kaltura is the only provider that has both SaaS and self-hosted deployment options to choose from.”
Svenska Spel has deployed Kaltura’s hosted service and is currently using the Kaltura SaaS solution to power video. Now the companies have moved to phase two of the deployment, where Svenska Spel will migrate to Kaltura’s On-Prem solution, and host the video platform locally behind its own firewall.
“We are delighted to be working with Svenska Spel, a real powerhouse in Sweden,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. “An increasing number of enterprises, media companies, educational institutions and service providers are turning to Kaltura for its unique on-premise software, which provides them with the highest level of control and flexibility.”
Svenska Spel is the largest gaming operator in Sweden with a net market share of 51 percent (2010). Svenska Spel is to arrange gaming and lotteries on license from Government and to meet consumer interest in having a reliable alternative to illegal gaming operations, striving to provide a broad service in both urban and rural areas. Svenska Spel is wholly owned by the Swedish State. Svenska Spel was appointed the leading gaming company in the area of responsible gaming among 130 members in 76 countries by the World Lottery Association in 2008 and continues its ambition to be a world leading company in this area.
Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 100,000 media & entertainment companies, enterprises, SMBs, educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors, and system integrators use Kaltura’s flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities. Kaltura’s features and products enable easy deployment of custom work-flows involving video creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement, monetization and analysis. The free community-supported self-hosted software and source-code is available for download at www.kaltura.org. A commercial version of the software can be obtained at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development. Founded in 2006, New York based Kaltura is a founding member of the ‘Open Video Alliance’ (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more information: www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org and exchange.kaltura.com.