Vodafone picks Kaltura for German pay TV platform

Vodafone is utilising tech from Kaltura to power its pay TV platform in Germany, the vendor has revealed.

The Kaltura-powered GigaTV is available across the entirety of Germany and accessible to users in all of Vodafone’s networks and in Unitymedia’s cable network. Its launch in the country follows earlier Vodafone TV launches in Hungary and Czech Republic in 2020, with the service also live in Romania, Portugal, Greece, New Zealand, Spain and Italy.

The companies have collaborated since 2014, with the Kaltura TV platform enabling Vodafone operating companies to quickly launch Vodafone TV within their countries.

Wolfgang Zeller, Vodafone Group Head of Video, said: “Seven years ago, we selected Kaltura as our Cloud TV partner because its vision of innovation fits perfectly with ours; together we’ve built a Cloud TV platform that combines the best of OTT and pay-TV into a single service. The flexibility, agility and scalability of Kaltura’s future-ready TV Platform is enabling Vodafone TV to reap all the advantages of being a single, cloud-based service available in many markets around the world via a range of network architectures and across devices.”

Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, said: “We are honored to support Vodafone TV’s expansion into new territories and congratulate Vodafone for most recently going live in Germany, a key Vodafone TV market. With such a large global footprint, Vodafone continues to lead the market in creating a multi-country, full-featured Cloud TV solution that we are proud to power with our technology. We continue to thank Vodafone for our ever-deepening partnership.”

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