Kaltura, a video technology provider, today announced that it has entered into partnership with Nokia. Kaltura’s TV Platform provides a flexible solution for content and service providers who want to launch an OTT TV service quickly and cost-effectively. Nokia, in addition to being a major presence in the telecommunications space, provides IP video delivery and storage platforms in addition to a deep systems integration practice. Kaltura and Nokia have joined forces to facilitate a more personalized and monetized viewing experience for customers worldwide.
Together, Nokia and Kaltura, with a wide array of live deployments for tier-1 operators and media companies worldwide, offer a comprehensive and modular solution that enables customers to benefit from Nokia’s Velocix product family and vast experience and capabilities together with Kaltura’s proven TV Platform.
“Media companies, content owners, operators and service providers are all delving into the OTT TV world, looking to reach their audiences and keep their attention,” says Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO (pictured top left). “Key considerations for any current TV offering include monetization flexibility, excellent cross-device user experiences, and the ability to scale quickly and cost effectively – Kaltura’s TV platform addresses exactly these main elements, which is even further enhanced by the great products and impeccable services provided by Nokia.”
Nokia will bring Kaltura’s expertise to their global customers, enabling them to meet their business goals better while providing a personalized experience to their own consumers and Kaltura will integrate Nokia’s IP Video products and use Nokia’s systems integration experience to further enhance their customers solutions. The offering includes some of the industry’s most advanced technology and capabilities, including Cloud DVR, CDN, flexible monetization models, social media integration and more.
“Nokia’s IP Video products and systems integration experience add great value to our customers who are typically tier-1 operators looking to launch their own OTT service, based on Kaltura’s TV Platform, and almost always integrated into a wide range of existing software and hardware systems,” says Shay David, Kaltura Co-founder and General Manager, Media and Telecom (pictured left). “As the TV experience continues to rapidly evolve, and media companies, operators and content owners look to solidify their place in the ecosystem, strong strategic partnerships of this sort will help them to stay ahead of the game.”
Kaltura’s new partnership with Nokia comes on the heels of numerous successful deployments around the world where Nokia and Kaltura had been chosen and sourced separately by the Telcos. This partnership will bring about tighter integration, increased synergy, and a more streamlined engagement for customers with both Nokia and Kaltura.