Kaltura and Harmonic Partner to Deliver New SaaS Platform for Fast Launch of ‘Live to OTT’ Services

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Kaltura Integrates Harmonic VOS 360 Cloud Media Processing
Service with its OTT TV Video Cloud Content Management System

Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, and Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today announced that the companies have partnered to deliver a
software as a service (SaaS) platform that lets OTT players quickly launch ‘Live
to OTT’, as well as VOD and time-shifted services.

Kaltura has integrated Harmonic’s new VOS 360 professional cloud media processing service with its OTT video platform to provide a complete, flexible cloud OTT platform that can
be run over various public and private clouds. The joint solution paves the way
for easier, cost-effective deployments of live video.

The integrated SaaS platform also gives OTT players a comprehensive solution that can address all
video management and service aspects, primarily when they are looking for
‘glass to glass’ service, including full flexibility to manage their services,
and deploy new services quickly. The service’s ‘pay as you go’ model also
enables customers to start small and grow over time.

Harmonic’s VOS 360 service lets users launch a new broadcast-quality OTT service in hours, instead of months. The turnkey ecosystem makes it easy to contribute, transcode, package,
scramble and deliver live SD, HD content to all connected devices. Kaltura’s
OTT TV solution provides a highly scalable, cost-effective platform that
enables OTT players to monetize their content while providing an engaging

“We are seeing a growing number of content owners, TV networks, publishers and service providers
asking for a flexible SaaS platform that will allow them to manage their entire
OTT service - high quality live/linear OTT channels. This integration with
Harmonic means that we can jointly offer a complete cloud-based platform that
does just this - and can be run on a variety of different cloud environments,”
commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO.

“In the past, OTT players had to compromise on either the level of video quality or their CAPEX
investment. OTT players now have a complete cloud solution to meet their OTT
needs without compromising the quality of experience. The result is a faster
time to market for both live/linear, VOD and time-shifted OTT TV services,
underpinned by a highly flexible and scalable SaaS platform,” added Patrick
Harshman, President and CEO at Harmonic.

About Kaltura

Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top
TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP
(Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing
video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is
deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service
providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of
viewers at home, in work, and at school. The company is committed to its core
values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and
backer of the world's leading open-source video-management project, which is
home to more than 100,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.
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