Kaltura Teams with Wowza to Launch New Live Video Streaming Capability

Leading Video Platform Adds Wowza Streaming Engine™ to Give Customers Seamless Live Video Delivery and Advanced Live Video Capabilities

New York City, NY and Evergreen, Co (May 13, 2014)—Wowza® Media Systems and Kaltura today announced a new partnership that adds enhanced live video streaming capabilities for Kaltura customers. The new integration enables the Kaltura platform to easily begin broadcasting live video streams to deliver reliable, high-quality live viewing experiences on any device.

The live streaming engine powered by Wowza Media Systems, provides a robust, scalable service that is integrated into Kaltura allowing media companies and operators, educational institutions and enterprises to efficiently deliver live video to any device, including smartphones and tablets, connected and Smart TVs, set-top-boxes and gaming consoles. The ability to deploy with SaaS or on-premises options gives Kaltura customers the flexibility to scale up and scale down resources to meet changing broadcast demands with maximum budget efficiency.

Full featured live streaming is now part of every Kaltura service package making live streaming more affordable and easier for thousands of producers to send live content to millions of end users.

Highlighted features of Kaltura’s new live offering include:

  • Customers can provide a single stream and have it transcoded in real-time to multiple formats for cross-device distribution. This not only maximizes delivery to all devices, but also in combination with Kaltura’s server side ad stitching functionality, maximizes revenue potential in one simple workflow available via an intuitive interface or API calls.
  • Streamlined Live-to-VOD Workflow – live streams seamlessly transition to VOD within the same video player – there’s no need to re-ingest the recording, swap the player embed code or lose one second of playback and monetization as live event value is extended to a VOD asset.
  • Live Clipping – allows customers to clip small segments of the live stream for VOD publishing during the live broadcast.

“Kaltura became a market leader with its unique open source model, cutting-edge tools and comprehensive services to simplify the creation of engaging video experiences,” said Wowza CEO and co-founder David Stubenvoll. “The addition of Wowza Streaming Engine provides a scalable live streaming solution to enable Kaltura to meet the growing demand for live video with an integrated, elegant solution that provides the best possible user experience for both Kaltura customers and their audiences.”

Kaltura’s new live streaming capabilities are currently available and already being deployed by several of the company’s leading customers.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth in demand for live video, and this partnership with Wowza Media Systems, enhances our live streaming capabilities with features such as live clipping and instant provisioning, enabling us to further provide a proven, scalable and affordable system on which our customers can build a long-term live and on-demand strategy,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. “Wowza’s out-of-the-box system and future-proof technology catapults Kaltura ahead of the competition in the depth and breadth of our live product offering.”

The joint Wowza-Kaltura capabilities will be demonstrated live at Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Conference, where Wowza is a sponsor and will be speaking. Kaltura Connect 2014 will take place in New York City on June 16-18. Now in its 4th year, Kaltura Connect is the ‘go to’ video industry conference, with more than 1,200 video experts, technologists, executives, and thought-leaders expected to attend this year. Learn more and register today at http://connect.kaltura.com.

More information is available at www.wowza.com or www.kaltura.com.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, LLC (www.wowza.com) helps organizations harness the power of streaming by reducing the complexities of audio and video delivery to any device anywhere. Organizations in more than 150 countries count on innovative and award-winning Wowza software to build, deploy, and manage customized streaming solutions that deliver high-quality and engaging live and on-demand experiences. Wowza is privately held, with offices in Evergreen, Colorado, and Mountain View, California.

About Kaltura
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, and increased engagement across campuses and beyond. For more information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura’s community visit: www.kaltura.org.