SOURCE: Kaltura

Kaltura

January 14, 2010 16:06 ET

Kaltura Releases Open Source Video Extension for Joomla

Webmasters, Site Integrators and Developers Can Now Enhance Their Joomla-Based Sites With Comprehensive Rich-Media Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Kaltura, Inc. (http://www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, announced today that it has released a Kaltura-based video extension for Joomla! Joomla is an award-winning open source content management system with over 10 million downloads. The Kaltura extension, which can be downloaded at http://corp.kaltura.com/download, allows Joomla site-builders to handle every aspect of video and rich-media, including content management, syndication, monetization, transcoding, uploading, importing, editing and remixing. The extension is simple to install, customize, and use.

"The Kaltura open source stack empowers developers to augment any web platform and content management system to include tightly integrated video functionalities and work flows," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. "Close to 50,000 websites have already adopted one of the dozens of Kaltura-based applications and extensions, many of which were created by Kaltura's global developer community. In fact, our Joomla extension has already been translated into French and integrated with the Joomla CC-Flexicontent extension by one of our community members. We are thrilled to now offer a solution for the rapidly growing Joomla community and user base as well."

The Joomla extension is available in two flavors -- (1) a 100% free community-supported, video platform extension that is self-hosted by the publisher, and (2) a video extension based on Kaltura's SaaS platform -- which includes a 10GB free trial -- including Kaltura support and additional paid services such as tier-1 hosting and streaming, transcoding, syndication, advertising, security and more.

Extension highlights:

Add Video Directly to Any Page
--   Upload from desktop or record from webcam; Easily import videos,
     images and audio files from MySpace, Flickr and more.

Manage Media Content
--   Manage content (delete, tag, moderate), view statistics and reports,
     customize player design, create playlists, and much more.

Edit and Trim Videos with Kaltura's Online Video Editor
--   Trim videos, add transitions, rearrange sequence of videos and
     images, add soundtrack, add more content to remix, create thumbnail.

About Kaltura

Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 48,000 web publishers, integrators, and application developers use our flexible platform to add advanced video and photo functionalities including uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, publishing, syndicating, searching, monetizing, and monitoring. Founded in 2006, Kaltura's open source code is available as a free Software Development Kit and as downloadable plugins for leading platforms, including content management (Drupal, Joomla, Alfresco), blogging (WordPress, BuddyPress), collaboration (MediaWiki, TikiWiki), enterprise (MindTouch, Elgg), and education (Moodle, Sakai). Kaltura's SaaS platform includes, streaming and hosting, ad serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party services, as well as maintenance, support, integration and professional services. Kaltura's self-hosted platform is offered as a free community edition, and as an enterprise edition under a commercial license.

Since its public launch, New York-based Kaltura has won numerous awards and endorsements, including the coveted TechCrunch40 People's Choice award, Mashable's 'Open Web' award, Microsoft's 2009 'most promising Israeli web startup' award, AlwaysOn's 'top 250 startup' and 'top 100 media company' awards, LeWeb's 'top 30 web startup' award, the Open World Forum 'Open Innovation' award, Esquire Magazine's '8 most promising Web 3.0 companies', TV Week's '5 most promising video startups for 2009', and IDC's 'top 10 innovative application companies'. Kaltura is also a founding member of the 'Open Video Alliance' (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open infrastructure, tools, and standards for online video. For more information: www.kaltura.com and www.kaltura.org.

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