Yekutiel added: “Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. While the most obvious market for OTT is in the media world, we have seen growing interest in Pay OTT services from both our education and enterprise customers. Just last month we published the results of our annual ‘State of Video in Education’ survey, based on respondents from more than 300 global educational institutions. The survey showed that 64% of respondents believe that their institution would be interested in a Netflix-like education video portal to which consumers could subscribe for self-enrichment. We also plan to leverage the combined Kaltura-Tvinci technology to enhance our enterprise and education video solutions with advanced personalization and social functionalities.”

The acquisition of Tvinci enhances Kaltura’s existing OTT offering, introducing a user-centric approach with interactive and social experience and the means to optimise monetisation on every screen. In addition, the combined offering presents telco-grade OTT features such as its ability to integrate to complex eco-systems and the modularity of the solution. The Tvinci platform, which similarly to the Kaltura platform is API-based, will be fully integrated into the Kaltura OTT offering in the coming months, and will be presented at Kaltura Connect – The Video Experience Conference – in New York City, in June.

The Kaltura Pay OTT TV offering now includes:

Kaltura MediaGo Turnkey OTT Product: MediaGo is a turnkey OTT product, which can be fully branded, offering an out of the box Netflix-like portal and apps that support a range of business models including SVOD, TVOD and ad-based monetisation options. Other capabilities include deep social and personalization features, including content discovery and social network integration for targeting each user personally with the right content, comprehensive customer management, subscription management, payment gateway and billing tools, including the ability to create custom packages and bundles for specific users and profiles, as well as advanced A/B testing and analytics capabilities which provide real-time monitoring for campaign management.

Bespoke OTT and TVE Solutions: Cable, satellite or landline operators and telcos with an existing infrastructure and preferred systems in place can leverage Kaltura’s modular API-based OTT offering, which easily integrates with legacy systems, and allows customers to pick and choose between using the Kaltura built-in components or mix-and-match the various components with their own existing infrastructure or services of choice.

Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Experience Conference

Kaltura Connect 2014 – The Video Conference – 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.