Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), provider of the leading video technology platform, and 3 Screen Solutions, a leading provider of customized software solutions and services to the multiscreen digital entertainment industry, announced today that TEN: The Enthusiast Network has selected Kaltura OTT TV, including innovative front end development provided by 3 Screen Solutions, to power its new Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, the first SVOD service for automotive enthusiasts.
The multi-screen Motor Trend OnDemand is currently available on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, Roku and mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android-equipped smartphones. It will soon be extended to additional digital video devices, such as Apple TV.
The service will provide exclusive access to more than 1,000 hours of programming for automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts, including event coverage, archives, and films; the 60+ live motorsports events each year for which Motor Trend OnDemand is the sole North American distributer; exclusive first-look access, bonus episodes, and behind-the-scenes footage from TEN’s original programs; and several new original series exclusive to Motor Trend OnDemand.
The Motor Trend OnDemand service was developed as part of a new and ongoing partnership between Kaltura and 3 Screen Solutions. This collaboration unites 3 Screen Solutions’ front-end and multiscreen user interface as a custom solution added on to Kaltura’s OTT TV solution, which serves as the backbone of the initial TEN service.
By choosing Kaltura and 3 Screen Solutions, TEN was able to launch their SVOD service in less than four months. The service is optimized for usability, branding, advanced social interactivity and discovery, and personalization.
“The launch of Motor Trend OnDemand represents another important milestone in the evolution of TEN to a well-diversified producer of world class content delivered to enthusiasts where they want it, when they want it and how they want it,” says TEN CEO Scott Dickey. “By using the Kaltura/3 Screen Solutions combined solution, we were able to bring a premium-quality service to market very quickly.”
“Service providers, operators and media companies are all working on how to best tackle the OTT challenge to best fit their needs,” said Ron Yekutiel, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO at Kaltura. “Our modular OTT TV platform provides the widest range of capabilities, covering every business model and device. Joining forces with great tech partners like 3SS, also allows customers to easily deploy custom solutions and integrate with existing systems and workflows.”
“Kaltura’s robust and flexible platform seamlessly combines with our highly capable front end and user interface solution,” said Kai-Christian Borchers, 3 Screen Solutions Managing Director. “Kaltura and 3 Screen Solutions make a powerful partnership, and together we can help service providers reduce time-to-market while offering a compelling new way for their customers to access their content.”
About MOTOR TREND
MOTOR TREND®, a media brand of TEN: The Enthusiast Network, was founded in 1949 and is internationally recognized as one of the leading brands in the automotive category. The MOTOR TREND brand is comprised of MOTOR TREND magazine; the award-winning website MotorTrend.com; Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video on-demand service; Motor Trend Auto Shows; Motor Trend Audio; Motor Trend en Español; Motor Trend India; and the renowned Motor Trend Car of the Year, SUV of the Year, Truck of the Year, and Best Driver’s Car awards programs.
About TEN: The Enthusiast Network
TEN: The Enthusiast Network is the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as MOTOR TREND, AUTOMOBILE, HOT ROD, SURFER, TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING, and GRINDTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1,000 branded products, Motor Trend OnDemand subscription video on-demand service, the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions. For more information, visit enthusiastnetwork.com.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online 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, at 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.
About 3 Screen Solutions
3 Screen Solutions GmbH & Co KG helps bring video to any screen – with passion and vision. Established in 2009, 3SS is a world class innovator in the provision of advanced software solutions and services to blue-chip service providers, CE innovators and integration specialists in the multiscreen consumer entertainment ecosystem. Major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV network operators and brand owners have benefitted from 3SS’ creativity and capabilities. These include Unitymedia, Kabel Deutschland, Swisscom and 02/Telefonica. Many leading hardware and network providers and SIs have selected 3SS to help optimize the services they provide to their customers. 3SS innovations have supported Eutelsat, Siemens, Rovi and Netgem. High profile retail brands also rely on solutions from 3SS to help enhance and extend their audience engagement, including Warner Brothers, ProSiebenSat1, Red Bull Media House and BOSCH. Over 130 million people are discovering and enjoying content enabled by 3 Screen Solutions. www.3ss.tv