SOURCE: Kaltura

Kaltura

April 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Kaltura to Add Microsoft Silverlight to Its Open Source Online Video Platform

Kaltura Now Supports All Major Video Technologies by Now Including Silverlight Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY and REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - April 8, 2010) - Kaltura, Inc. (http://www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, announced today it will provide full support for Microsoft Silverlight to its existing customers and future prospects. The Silverlight-based player and Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming will be available with Kaltura's hosted and self-hosted editions.

"Kaltura's video platform will offer all major video technologies, including Silverlight, Adobe Flash, and HTML5. The addition of Silverlight enables rich new functionalities and provides greater flexibility to our users," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. "Silverlight is a great enhancement to our developer community as it enables developers who are fluent in the Microsoft developer platform to participate and build new applications that provide unique value to Silverlight publishers."

"Microsoft is excited to see Kaltura invest support for Silverlight and Microsoft developer platform on its open source online video platform," said Brian Goldfarb, director of the developer platform group at Microsoft Corp. "As online video development continues to grow, Web developers will truly benefit from the tools offered by Kaltura."

About Kaltura
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. More than 55,000 Web publishers, service providers, and developers use Kaltura's flexible platform to enhance their Web sites, Web services, and Web platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities, including publishing, management, syndication, monetization and analysis, as well as content uploading and remixing. 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 and www.kaltura.org.

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