Kaltura Goes To Production On New TV Platform Player


Video technology provider Kaltura has unveiled a new version of the Kaltura TV Platform Player.

The update involves a new web player and new versions of its native SDKs, developed specifically to provide viewers with “the ultimate cloud TV viewing experience.”

The Kaltura TV Platform Player is built on a new infrastructure to allow for optimal performance and scalability, and incorporates built-in integration for monetization, security, and analytics plugins, ensuring a faster time to market, Kaltura says.

The new player is already live in production, with customers including Viacom18.

The Kaltura TV Platform Player supports all common web browsers. Its fully native SDKs cover Android TV, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV, as well as Google Chromecast, TVs and devices with Chromecast built in. On mobile, the player’s SDKs for iOS and Android provide viewers with an intuitive and native playback experience with full plugin support. Kaltura’s player also supports downloadable videos for secure offline viewing.

The player is pre-integrated with the rich feature set of the Kaltura TV platform, including the company’s Multi-DRM service, which is first to support all modern web platforms such as Android 4.3+ and iOS 11.2+. Additional features include multi-audio tracks, and captions, plugins for ad insertion, management and measurement. The latest player also supports advanced analytics including QoE, user behavior, churn prediction, and player events, giving service providers greater insight into their subscriber base, and their interaction with the service.

“The combination of our powerful TV Platform, together with the new player ensures our customers enjoy an even faster time to market and differentiating performance while delivering the ultimate user experience,” said Dr. Shay David, Kaltura Co-founder, President and GM of Kaltura’s Media and Telecom business unit. “We make it easy for customers to monetize their content in any way they want, while ensuring, the highest level of security, and providing deep analytics to learn from.”