Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, today announced that Vodafone Spain has chosen Kaltura OTT TV to power new VOD and catch-up services on its Vodafone TV service.
Vodafone Spain chose Kaltura because of its OTT TV platform flexibility and scalability, and the company’s proven experience in delivering OTT deployments. The new services will help Vodafone Spain to boost viewer engagement without having to roll out new hardware, as well as to attract new subscribers.
The new services let subscribers access a vast and growing catalog of on-demand and catch-up content, from the STB. Relying on Kaltura’s backend OTT TV software, subscribers enjoy a fully personalized experience including advanced content discovery, recommendations, favorites and watch lists.
All the STBs run a dedicated Vodafone Spain-branded web application, which integrates with the catch-up metadata, and subscriber management on the Kaltura backend, deployed in the cloud. For Vodafone Spain’s fiber subscribers, the new services also feature rolling buffering, adaptive bit-rate and on-the-fly encryption to further enhance the experience.
“Working with Vodafone Spain on this project, with such ambitious launch dates, has been extremely rewarding. By launching new OTT services on their STBs using our modular, unified backend, Vodafone Spain is opening up a world of on-demand content to existing and new subscribers. It will also allow them to build new revenue streams. We look forward to partnering with Vodafone Spain on the next deployment phase,” commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO.
Kaltura OTT TV is aimed at operators, broadcasters, media companies and content owners around the world who want to launch an OTT TV service quickly and cost-effectively. Many of these customers are racing to broaden their services and monetize their content on multiple devices.
About Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Spain is part of Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue, providing voice, messaging, data and fixed communication services. Vodafone offers mobile services in 26 countries and fixed broadband services in 17, with 55 partner networks worldwide. As of 31st March 2015, Vodafone has over 449 mobile customers and over 12 million fixed broadband customers. 14,101,000 mobile and 2,851,000 fixed broadband Vodafone Spain customers benefit from the expertise and global leadership of this company, which helps individuals, businesses and communities to be better connected. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.es
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.