Kaltura acquires Rapt Media

TV technology outfit Kaltura has acquired interactive personalised video startup Rapt Media for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition follows a partnership agreement struck between the pair last year. Rapt Media customers include Mercedes, EMC Dell, Alight Solutions, and eBay. The company, which was founded in 2011 and raised US$12 million (€10 million) in funding, offers […]

Vodafone launches TV in Italy with Kaltura

Vodafone has launched a TV service in Italy using the OTT TV technology platform provided by Kaltura. Vodafone is deploying the same set-top box that it already uses to deliver TV services in Spain. The service includes multi-screen availability via the Vodafone 4G network, cloud DVR and a new user interface. Subscribers have access to […]

Kaltura and Akamai extend partnership

Kaltura and Akamai have agreed to extend their partnership to offer Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery via Kaltura’s TV Platform. The joint solution combines Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery and CDN products along with the Kaltura TV Platform’s customer behaviour and content consumption intelligence. This will enable on-device caching of content using resource management to download content in […]

Kaltura partners with Nokia on OTT video

Video technology provider Kaltura has partnered with Nokia to offer a “more personalised and monetised” over-the-top viewing experience for customers. Through the deal, customers can now get a combination of Kaltura’s TV platform and Nokia’s IP video technology and systems. “Today’s TV landscape is constantly evolving into a personal experience for each and every user […]

Kaltura updates Mobile Video Player SDK

Video technology provider Kaltura has introduced “faster, leaner” version of its Mobile Video Player SDK for iOS and Android devices. The new player supports casting to Google Cast and Apple AirPlay, downloads for offline viewing, and is designed to offer a video load time of under one second. It can also be deployed with various […]

Kaltura launches new OTT TV app for iOS and Android

Kaltura has announced the release of a new version of its MediaGo OTT TV application for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, the web and connected devices. With the update, Kaltura has added support for Amazon Fire and Android TV devices and expanded its support for connected TV devices. Media companies can now launch OTT […]

Kaltura partners on VR alliance

Kaltura has teamed up with VR content company Inception, and partners 24i, Encompass and Harmonic, to launch a VR alliance. The alliance is designed to showcase “the future of TV experiences”, with Kaltura due to demonstrate its vision for “VR in an OTT world” at IBC. Kaltura said it is continuing to add OTT players, […]

Goldman Sachs invests in Kaltura

Online video platform specialist Kaltura has secured US$50 million (€45 million) in pre-IPO funding from Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing group. Kaltura said it would use the capital to extend its footprint globally. Holger Staude, vice-president in Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing group, will join Kaltura’s board of directors. Kaltura provides a range of video […]

Kaltura supporting Viacom18’s Voot

Voot, the video-on-demand service launched last week by Viacom18, the Indian JV between Viacom and local player Network18, is being powered by Kaltura’s OTT TV platform, the technology company has announced. The ad-supported video streaming service launched last week, with close to 17,000 hours of domestic and international content from channels associated with Viacom18, including […]

Kaltura partners with 24i Media

Kaltura has partnered with 24i Media, integrating the latter’s TV everywhere interface with its OTT TV platform. 24i Media’s SmartTemplate TV user interface will now act as a new front end for Kaltura’s OTT TV platform. “The integration of the SmartTemplate TV app with Kaltura’s OTT TV backend platform means that companies can now launch […]