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April 07, 2011 09:30 ET

Internet Broadcasting Taps Kaltura to Power Video in Its New ibPublish 2 Publishing Platform

Kaltura's Open Source Video Platform Will Be Fully Integrated With the Internet Broadcasting CMS to Provide Internet Broadcasting Customers With Built-In Rich-Media Management Tools and Capabilities

ST. PAUL, MN and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - Internet Broadcasting, the leading provider of solutions that deeply engage audiences and increase revenue for media publishers and advertisers, and Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, announced today that Internet Broadcasting has selected Kaltura to power video in its new Content Management System for media companies. Kaltura's platform will be fully integrated with ibPublish 2, IB's next generation publishing platform to provide IB customers with built-in video management tools.

"Video is a critical part of any media company's business, and with Kaltura we are answering our customers' need by providing advanced video capabilities," said Jeff Kimball, chief operating officer at Internet Broadcasting. "What we liked about Kaltura was the video platform's flexibility, the fact that it has specific tools designed for media companies, and most importantly, that the Kaltura platform is designed to easily integrate with our new, next-generation publishing platform, ibPublish. Together we can provide our customers with a seamless experience including full video capabilities all within our CMS."

Internet Broadcasting customers will enjoy Kaltura's full range of video and rich-media tools for media companies, including content management, syndication and distribution, mobile delivery to iOS and Android devices, rich media advertising, player and playlist design and configuration, metadata management and the creation of custom metadata fields, and the capability to support images, audio files, analytics and more.

"Internet Broadcasting is a leader in the media space, and we are very excited to be working with this new strategic partner," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. "Over the past year we have seen a clear trend where organizations are looking to integrate video into every level of their existing systems and workflows, as opposed to using video as a separate stand-alone system -- this is exactly where Kaltura's flexible and open platform comes into play. Our platform is extremely easy to integrate into any system and environment, and our team has unparalleled experience and expertise integrating with CMS, payment gateway, authentication, analytics and other systems -- both as pre-packaged integration kits for systems like Drupal, Blackboard, and dozens of others, or custom integrations with home-grown systems." 

About Internet Broadcasting

Internet Broadcasting is the leading provider of solutions that deeply engage audiences and increase revenue for media publishers and advertisers. IB customers get measurable results using end-to-end SaaS publishing, news & content and local advertising solutions. IB customers succeed because they are able to navigate the rapidly changing marketplace and grow their digital businesses in a demonstrably cost-effective way. IB's clients include some of the largest media publishers in the world, including Hearst Television, McGraw-Hill Broadcasting and Post-Newsweek Stations. For more information, visit www.ibsys.com.

About Kaltura

Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 100,000 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 easy deployment of 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 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/.

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