Kaltura, developer of the first open source online video platform, (www.kaltura.com) announced today the addition of advanced cross-device video delivery functionalities to its complete suite of video applications for industry-leading media/broadcast companies, enterprises, and top educational institutions.
Kaltura’s new innovative solutions include SDKs and reference applications for Google TV, Integration with the Xbox gaming console, and out-of-the-box native reference applications for iOS and Android. These new capabilities and applications directly complement Kaltura’s existing mobile support and integrations with Set Top Boxes such as Roku, Boxee, Flingo, rendering it the market’s most comprehensive suite of cross-device video delivery solutions.
According to the latest Global Mobile Media Forecast from Strategy Analytics, growth of mobile video usage is increasing dramatically: 108 billion videos were watched on mobile phones in 2011, almost trebling to 280 billion in 2012.
Kaltura’s enhanced features enable users to broaden their reach and increase engagement among peers. Additional benefits include maximized monetization capabilities, as well as more streamlined and cost-effective workflows.
The latest additions to Kaltura’s cross-device solutions include:
• Kaltura Google TV SDK and Reference Application – An SDK and fully designed and developed Reference Application for native video consumption using Kaltura’s Android SDK on Google TV connected TVs and set top boxes;
• Kaltura Xbox Integration –A fully designed and developed Reference Application for native video consumption using Kaltura’s .NET SDK on connected Xbox 360 consoles;
• Kaltura Native iOS and Android Applications – these apps together with Kaltura’s mobile SDK provide the basic framework of a video-focused application out-of-the-box, including advanced features such as: a custom player with bitrate selector; managed, resumeable file upload from camera capture or gallery; sharing on Facebook, Twitter and email; browse and search with auto-complete.
“Online video is increasingly becoming more complex behind the scenes – it’s not just about posting a video on a website anymore – today you need to ensure that your viewers can see your content on any device and in the optimal format,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura’s Chairman and CEO. “At Kaltura, we take the headache away from the customers, allowing them to focus on their business goals, while we take care of the technical complexities of watching any video on any device anywhere. The beauty of Kaltura’s open and flexible platform, is that it is constantly evolving to support new devices, new formats and new technologies as they emerge. From the customers’ perspective, they can simply manage all content within the Kaltura Management Console, and from there distribute it across the web, to any device or distribution channel at the click of a button.”
The world’s largest media corporations, biggest Fortune 500 companies, and top educational institutions are ideal targets for Kaltura’s new cross-device video functionality aimed at delivering seamless, high-quality video to audiences everywhere.
To learn more and download the SDKs, go to: corp.kaltura.com/mobilesdk.
Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, transforming the way people work, learn and entertain, using video. Kaltura’s platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers, offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers, and improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees across the globe. Kaltura’s features and products enable to easily deploy video in any website or any web platform. Kaltura’s free community-supported open source software is available for download at www.kaltura.org. Kaltura’s commercial software and applications can be ordered and obtained at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development. For more information: www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org and exchange.kaltura.com.