The First Open Source Video Platform
New York City, New York, United States United States
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Company description

Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform. With Kaltura, publishers of all sizes can easily, quickly, and cost effectively enhance their web site with video and interactive rich-media functionalities, including video management, searching, uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, sharing, and advertising.

Unlike the alternative proprietary solutions, Kaltura’s platform is completely flexible, extendable and free. Web publishers, Value-Added- Resellers, and Integrators use our software development kit to customize a unique rich-media experience that fits their specific purposes, and seamlessly integrates with many popular content management systems. Moreover, Kaltura’s reference implementations and growing library of applications, extensions and plug-ins allow publishers to select off the shelf solutions for rapid self-serve deployments that can be fully enabled within minutes. Kaltura also provides supplementary paid services including maintenance, support, integration, professional development, streaming and hosting, ad serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party services.

Business model

The open-source approach accelerates adoption and spurs innovation that rapidly and cost-effectively enables a multitude of highly-integrated solutions for a wide variety of use cases and verticals. While the platform itself is free, Kaltura profits by providing a wide range of value added services to its platform users. Our open source cost structure coupled with our large and fast growing customer base enables us to deliver these services at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. Founded in 2006, Kaltura’s management and advisory team includes top notch advertising, marketing, and media executives as well as open source experts and seasoned technology entrepreneurs, including co-founders of ICQ, Cyota, and Destinator Technologies. Since its public launch in September 2007, New York-based Kaltura has won numerous awards, such as the TechCrunch40 People’s Choice award, Mashable’s ‘Open Web’ award and TV Week’s 5 Video Startups to Watch in 2009.

Kaltura’s Customers and partners include media companies, social networks, wikis, blogs and content sites. Kaltura recently partnered with the Wikimedia Foundation to provide a collaborative video solution for Wikipedia.

Competitive advantage

Kalturas key differentiators are the open source nature of the Kaltura platform, the platforms high degree of flexibility and customizability, low cost, and unique collaborative and interactive features that help publishers engage their audience.