Wowza integrates live video into Kaltura's platform
Michelle Clancy
| 14 May 2014
Wowza Media Systems and Kaltura have announced a new partnership that adds enhanced live video streaming capabilities for Kaltura customers.

The integration enables media companies and operators, educational institutions and enterprises to deliver live video to any device, including smartphones and tablets, connected and smart TVs, set-top boxes and gaming consoles.

Wowza's live-streaming engine also has ability to deploy with software as a service (SaaS) or on-premises options.

Customers can have content transcoded in real-time to multiple formats for cross-device distribution, in combination with Kaltura's server-side ad stitching functionality, for a single workflow available via an intuitive interface or API calls.

Also, live streams can seamlessly transition to video-on-demand (VOD) within the same video player with no need to re-ingest the recording, swap the player embed code or lose time in playback. And, 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."