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Vodafone Spain taps Kaltura to power OTT video

Vodafone Spain has selected video platform provider Kaltura to power new web-delivered VoD and catch-up services on its Vodafone TV service.

Vodafone customers will now be able to access a catalogue of OTT-delived on-demand and catch-up content  from Vodafone Spain’s deployed TiVo set-top boxes.

The offering, which rolled out earlier this month, runs on Kaltura’s backend OTT TV software, with French multiscreen agency Dotscreen providing the set-top box application.

A dedicated Vodafone Spain-branded web application will run on the set-tops and Kaltura claims that subscribers will enjoy a personalised experience, including advanced content discovery, recommendations, favourites and watch lists.

For Vodafone Spain’s fibre subscribers, the new services also feature rolling buffering, adaptive bit-rate and on-the-fly encryption to enhance the experience.

Speaking to DTVE, Kaltura director, account management, Shuki Eytan explained that launch marks a shift by Vodafone Spain from QAM-based transmission of VoD and catch-up content to an OTT model.

“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,” said Kaltura co-founder, chairman and CEO,  Ron Yekutiel.