Ovation Selects Kaltura Video Platform for Full Video

Ovation Selects Kaltura Video Platform for Full Video Management and
Distribution 
Multi-Platform Cable Network Launches a TV Everywhere Program via
Kaltura to Deliver Compelling Content to More Than 51 Million Homes 
SANTA MONICA, CA and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/30/12 --  
Ovation, the only US multi-platform network dedicated to art, artists
and all forms of artistic storytelling, announced today that it has
selected Kaltura, (www.kaltura.com), developer of the world's first
open source online video platform, for full video management and
distribution of its content.  
Ovation broadcasts in SD and HD, both linearly and on-demand to more
than 51 million homes across the country through cable operators,
DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse, and through its website
and online video channels, including YouTube.  
Kaltura will now manage the distribution of Ovation content across
all of these platforms with a one-click system, as well as provide
analytics to help identify which programs are performing better than
others.  
"As we began to evolve our video distribution strategy, we needed a
flexible framework to accommodate the various use cases that we
already had in place. Kaltura's open platform and innovative team
ultimately offered the most flexible and future-proofed solution,"
said Chad Gutstein, COO, Ovation. "We're now working on a wide range
of streamlined solutions, including authentication and ad serving
integration for TV Everywhere, a custom workflow with Avid to enhance
editing and publication, and a B2B distribution network." 
Ovation will deploy Kaltura's video solutions to manage the entire
lifecycle of its rich-media content online -- from editing to
ingestion, transcoding, publishing and distribution across a wide
range of networks and devices. Kaltura will also be the backbone to
Ovation's new TV Everywhere program that will help reach new and
existing Ovation fans through new devices, including smartphones,
tablets and connected TVs.  
"We are delighted to be Ovation's partner of choice," said Ron
Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. "Ovation is a great example of a
forward-looking company that harnesses the power of the Web and
platforms like Kaltura to maximize reach, viewership, and revenue." 
About Ovation  
Ovation is the only multi-platform network celebrating all forms of
artistic expression. Its programming tells the stories of artists,
their work, and the powerful impact art has on each of us. Ovation
programming is a one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively
curated documentaries, series, films and specials. The network
reaches a national audience of 51 million homes and is available on
cable systems across the country, as well as nationally on DIRECTV,
Dish,Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available in HD
and VOD (both in standard and high definition). Ovation extends its
linear channel experience for viewers online via its popular website,
www.ovationtv.com.  In addition, Ovation is also active in the social
media space. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information
and conversations about the network and the arts: http://Ovtn.tv/fb 
About Kaltura  
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform.
Over 150,000 media & entertainment companies, enterprises, SMBs,
educational institutions, service providers, platform vendors, and
system integrators use Kaltura's flexible platform to enhance their
websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized
video, photo and audio functionalities. Kaltura's features and
products enable to easily deploy custom work-flows involving video
creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement,
monetization and analysis. The free community-supported self-hosted
software and source-code is available for download at
www.kaltura.org. A commercial version of the software can be obtained
at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming,
hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance
packages, and professional development. Founded in 2006, New
York-based Kaltura is also a founding member of the 'Open Video
Alliance' (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations
dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more
information: www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org and
http://exchange.kaltura.com/. 
Ovation
Patricia Frith
Patricia Frith Marketing
Tel: 818 876-0480
Cell: 310 490-2368
pfmarketing@roadrunner.com 
Kaltura
Lisa Bennett
212-981-3965
lisa.bennett@kaltura.com 
 
 
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