LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – January 07, 2015) – Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), provider of the leading video technology platform, announced today that it has been selected by Moviepilot.de, owned by Webedia, to power video on the site. Moviepilot.de is leveraging the Kaltura HTML5 video player and mobile advertising tools to reach its audience on any device with the optimal viewing experience.
Moviepilot.de serves as a great place to discover, discuss, and read about upcoming movies and TV shows. The site’s content is derived from a global network of bloggers, film journalists and passionate fans. Moviepilot.de is the largest film website in Germany, with more than 22 million film reviews, 600.000 short reviews and information about 75.000 videos. The site gets more than 15 million visits a month, has more than 2 million fans on Facebook and 500.000 subscribers combined on 10 YouTube channels.
« Video and advertising are at the core of our business, » said Stefan Tieß, Product Manager for video and mobile at webedia Germany. « As mobile video continues to grow at a staggering rate, it was clear to us that that HTML5 shouldn’t be just a fallback option, but the core of the player, so we began to look for a more forward-looking, innovative video solution that excelled at delivering video and video ads seamlessly on any device. In Kaltura we found a fast and beautiful player that is not only truly mobile at heart but still gave us a vast choice in customization, both in functionality and infrastructure. Only with Kaltura we had a perfect out of the box solution for our mobile and desktop needs, where other competitors relied on external plugins — making Kaltura the fastest, most stable and most powerful player on the market. Kaltura also best matched our own company spirit — being a highly professional market leader while maintaining the agility and enthusiasm for innovation of a start-up. »
Tieß continued: « The results speak for themselves: in the week after our launch with Kaltura, our weekly mobile video plays took a huge leap and exceeded our desktop plays for the first time in company history. We continue to push full speed ahead, just three weeks ago we launched the open beta of our gaming vertical gamespilot.de, attracting already more than a million visits in the first month, here too relying on Kaltura as part of our mobile responsive product strategy. »
« We are delighted to have been selected to power video for Moviepilot.de, such a leader and pioneer in Germany, » said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman CEO. « We are seeing more and more companies migrating off of closed-box video platforms, and seeing the value of Kaltura’s flexible video cloud platform, which allows them to grow and evolve easily as this rapidly growing market develops. »
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. The company provides the world’s leading video technology, including more than a dozen video-based Software-as-a-Service offerings, as well as an open and flexible Platform-as-a-Service for developing new video experiences based on hundreds of APIs for video ingestion, transcoding, metadata management, distribution, publishing, engagement, monetization, and analytics. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of organizations and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. Kaltura provides media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase reach and monetization, and that simplify production and publishing workflows. Kaltura offers enterprises video solutions that boost marketing and sales and improve internal and external communications, training, and collaboration. Kaltura enables educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions that improve teaching and learning, and increase engagement across campuses and beyond. Kaltura enables cloud computing providers and cable, satellite, and mobile operators to launch video-based services for both consumers and businesses. Kaltura is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project which is home for more than 100,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.