IBC 2014: Kaltura, Harmonic partner for OTT cloud platform
Michelle Clancy
| 16 September 2014
Kaltura has partnered with Harmonic on an end-to-end video infrastructure that creates a holistic OTT TV platform that is delivered as a service (TV PaaS).

Aimed at both OTT and traditional broadcast service providers, the managed solution supports the rollout of virtualised, cloud-based services, including linear TV, VOD, catch-up, start-over and nPVR content using new business models such as subscriptions, pay-per-view, pay-per-service and pay-per-dimension (recording space, household members, device quantities and stream concurrencies).

The collaboration marries Kaltura's OTT TV, content management, service delivery platform and user experience management with the Harmonic VOS software-based media processing architecture, Electra XVM virtualised media processor and ProMedia Origin streaming video server.

"Providing new ways for OTT and broadcast service providers to monetise cloud-based content quickly and easily is at the core of what we do. Through this relationship with Harmonic, we can together help customers reap the benefits of cost-effective new cloud-based revenue models that will boost viewer engagement and build ARPU," said Ron Yekutiel, chairman and CEO, Kaltura.

Shahar Bar, senior vice president of corporate development at Harmonic, added: "This latest collaboration with Kaltura builds on our shared values and the great work we are doing together with clients. Our combined end-to-end video infrastructure makes it easy for broadcasters and service providers to adopt an affordable, managed service that lets them experiment with a wide range of new and emerging business models that will delight end users."