Posts tagged ‘Partners’

November 29th, 2011

Expand your Reach with the Kaltura Exchange Partner Program

by Luda Ruditsky

Having helped many ISVs, startups and organizations to increase their visibility and revenue via the Kaltura Exchange, we are delighted to expand our Technology Partner Program and invite more companies and developers to join. The Program is designed to provide our partners with the opportunities to enhance their own solutions with the Kaltura Online Video Platform capabilities, to build joint product and service offerings and to jointly develop marketing and sales strategies.

Kaltura‘s platform allows ISVs and developers to build and integrate a broad range of solutions and services to address a variety of requirements in different markets.

A quick look at the solution categories on the Kaltura Exchange can give you an idea of the types of solutions and services currently available.

See where you fit in!

Kaltura Exchange Overview
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November 22nd, 2011

Video Killed The Couch Potatoes – Introducing attracTV

by Tzahi.Sofer

This guest post is authored by Tzahi Sofer, CEO of attracTV. attracTV is a Kaltura Technology Partner and the first vidget (video widget) platform – Whether it’s social viewing, commercial transactions, searching for program-related information or any other interactive content, vidgets give publishers, advertisers and developers tools to engage viewers while they watch a video, and all these activities are tracked, monitored and analyzed.

 

There is no doubt that video has become a significant part of the world of online business. Online video viewing in general and Internet TV in particular are increasing dramatically. Top-of-the-line network content, together with live sporting events, concerts, etc. are bringing millions of people to spend more and more time viewing programs on their personal computers and mobile devices. Substantial resources are being poured into this effort. Audience growth has jumped as viewers have come to appreciate the flexibility of a high-quality, television-like viewing experience.

Somewhere along the line, we have overlooked the fact that these viewers are seasoned Internet users who are not satisfied with a static viewing experience.

Introducing the attracTV vidgets platform. This new integration connects publishers’ vidgets account at attracTV with their Kaltura players and videos. In addition, developers can develop vidgets on top of attracTV’s platform and make them available to publishers.

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November 16th, 2011

Kaltura Community Edition Case Study – StreamUK Launching Enterprise Grade Kaltura CE based Video Platform.

by Duncan.Burbidge

StreamUK Logo

This is a guest post by Duncan Burbidge, Co-Founder and CEO of StreamUK, a UK based webcasting and digital media company.

 

StreamUK was founded in 2001 to provide digital media solutions and back then you did everything yourself.  After 7 years of trying to match the increasing pace of technological development, the decision was taken to investigate options for StreamUK’s main online video platform (OVP).

In 2008, various options presented themselves, including partnerships with the likes of Brightcove, taking investment to re-develop our own OVP or working with an open source variant.  After trialling and modelling these approaches, it was decided that the latter (adopting an open source solution) was the most promising for three reasons:

  • Culturally – we, and more importantly our clients, needed control of their features from Europe;
  • Practically – we have huge value to contribute to the solution from a decade of accumulating knowledge at code, CDN and video levels;
  • Temporally(!) – we needed to get to market faster than we could develop from scratch.

StreamUK joined the global Kaltura community of experts (which at November 2011 stands in excess of 20,000) and began to contribute to the codebase of the Kaltura version 1.5 release.  As we became more familiar with the project, we became more impressed by it and in early 2009 we recruited a team of four full-time php-Zend developers to build on the framework, planning for a late 2010 release.

StreamUK MediaPlatform - Powered by Kaltura

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November 14th, 2011

Use Templates in Your Publishing

by Roni Cohen

In our recent “Publishing Best Practices” series we provided information to help publish your content faster.

This post will show you how you can use template entries to increase your efficiency, spare you from repeating entering default values and make your publishing process more streamlined and professional.

 

KMC Transcoding Profile Page

image #1 - "Switch to Advanced Mode" in transcoding profile page

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October 24th, 2011

The Cent2Cent Commerce Integration With Kaltura

by Roby.Baruch

This is a guest post by Roby Baruch, Co-Founder and VP of Products at Cent2Cent. Cent2Cent.net is a valued Kaltura Exchange partner that provides content e-commerce solutions to publishers of all sizes who wish to sell media online.

We are happy to announce a very special Kaltura & Cent2Cent  integration available to all Kaltura CE or On Prem users. The new integration provide publishers all the latest and greatest of the Cent2Cent content commerce rules and transaction management options right from within their Kaltura Management Console!

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October 14th, 2011

Announcing: San Francisco Based Kaltura Meetup Group

by Zohar Babin

We’re excited to share the news about the new San Francisco based Kaltura Group!
Find more details in the invitation below.

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October 3rd, 2011

Extra-Fast Publishing

by Assaf

A popular requirement for news websites and video publishers is to publish videos as quickly as possible. Kaltura allows publishers to control video asset readiness by allowing them to configure the transcoding settings to their needs.

Kaltura’s platform supports ingestion of all forms of rich media (including video, images, audio, PDF, SWF files), and allows publishers to define different transcoding profiles, depending on the publishing needs. Additional transcoding flavors can easily be added for publishing across different devices. Kaltura’s transcoding decision engine supports more than 60 video and image formats as well as 140 video and audio codecs.


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September 29th, 2011

Kaltura Exchange – The Global Video Solutions Marketplace

by Luda Ruditsky

To succeed in today’s market, companies need innovative ideas, must be agile, deploy stable solutions quickly, reach a wide audience and impress the enterprise giants.

It’s no wonder then that many ISVs, startups and solution providers are turning to the Kaltura Exchange, the Video Application and Services Marketplace, where Kaltura Technology Partners showcase their solutions and services to over 150,000 Kaltura SaaS publishers and thousands of Kaltura admins and service providers worldwide.

The heart of the Kaltura Platform is in its extremely flexible core and endless extension possibilities. A wealth of Web Services (REST API) and associated SDKs (API Client Libraries) coupled with Open Source licensing and flexible business models allow Kaltura Tech Partners to create powerful tools, innovative solutions and services.

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March 5th, 2011

Kaltura Drupal 7 module

by Lior.Kesos
This is a guest post by our Drupal partners – Linnovate.
Lior Kesos is a veteran open source geek innovator and co-founder of Linnovate a leading drupal shop from Israel and a creative Kaltura integrator.We’ve been busy at work getting the Kaltura Drupal module upgraded to Drupal 7.With the new architecture, we’ve moved from having a “Kaltura Node” to a Field based integration. This is crazy! We’re now realizing the gamut of exciting new features we can create in Drupal with the Kaltura Video Fields associated to various Drupal elements.

As we’re releasing the alpha version for everyone to play around with, I thought I’d share some of the cool things that I have been playing around with so far -

Comment Expressively – Video Commenting
Discussions are way more fun when you’re heard and seen. Now you’re able to record with a webcam or upload a pre-recorded or edited video, into any comment. Finish every post with a short video encouraging people to video-comment themselves, and watch as a live active discussion will take place right below the article!

 

No More Boring Avatars – Video Powered User Profiles
Using the Kaltura Video Field, you are now able to replace the image with a video or add a video instead of the Bio text.
The user profile pages will now become the center of attention keeping users on your site for longer. Got a social network or dating site? Using video on the user profile will increase credibility and create a more engaging experience for your users.

Taxonomy Image On Steroids! – Category Video
The Kaltura Field can be of any type of media (picture, audio, and video).
Say you have an ‘elephants’ category, instead of just having text or a simple image to describe the category, you could post a taxonomy video in the head of the taxonomy page, presenting an elephants video above the tagged nodes. Taxonomy pages are now compelling and more descriptive than ever!

Try out the Module at – http://www.drupal.org/project/kaltura
Let us know your thoughts and ideas for more features below.

Join us at DrupalCon (booth #73) to see more exciting use cases, for a fun code sprint and free beer!