AZ Medien chooses Kaltura for online streaming

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 17 April 2015

Swiss media company AZ Medien has chosen the Kaltura video platform to power its online TV channels, news portal and specialist online magazines.

The Kaltura platform has already gone live to support the company's news portals (e.g. az Aargauer Zeitung, bz Basel, sz Solothurner Zeitung, ot Oltner Tagblatt), the online TV channels TeleZüri and Tele M1, and the cooking magazine ; remaining digital channels/portals will follow suit over the next few weeks.

"We chose Kaltura because of its incredibly fast HTML5 player, as well as the platform's flexibility and scalability. It took no time at all to integrate Kaltura's platform into our various websites and we are already delivering a superior experience to consumers," stated André Zeiger, head of product management special interest-sites at AZ Medien.

The videos on AZ Medien's branded sites can be live streamed or viewed on demand on any device, the company said. The Kaltura platform also enables AZ Medien's editors to curate the videos based on users' viewing histories - for example, displaying 'similar' or 'recommended' content.

"Videos are a great attention grabber for media companies like AZ Medien and provide an excellent way to communicate information quickly and succinctly online. Our platform offers media companies and publishers a quick and painless route to branded video portals that really engage consumers and help to build loyalty," added Ron Yekutiel, Chairman and CEO of Kaltura.