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Kaltura

May 26, 2011 10:00 ET

Kaltura Launches Partner Program With Unique Benefits for Resellers, OEMs, Service Providers and Digital Marketing Agencies

Already Adopted by More Than 120,000 Websites, Kaltura Aims to Accelerate Adoption of Its Popular Video Platform to Millions of Additional Websites Through Its Global Partners

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 26, 2011) - Kaltura, Inc. (http://www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, announced today that it has formally launched its new Partner Program with more than 100 partner members and growing rapidly. The Kaltura Partner Program is geared towards system integrators, value-added resellers, media consultants, OEMs, technology companies, and digital marketing agencies. Current members include Adobe, Amazon, Desire2Learn, DIMTEC, Edutech, HaiVision, HighWinds, Ignite Technologies, Nacamar, Parallels, Remote-Learner, rSmart, Siemens, Unicon, and many more.

The Kaltura Partner Program offers its members unique benefits that include:

  • An OEM version of the platform that enables partners to launch their own self-hosted, white labeled, customized OVP services using their data center or cloud or choice
  • Flexible licensing options for partners that enable them to quickly generate high-margin recurring revenue by reselling all of Kaltura's solutions:
    • Kaltura's SaaS Service/Cloud offerings
    • Kaltura's On-Prem (Enterprise) Licenses
    • Kaltura Advanced Add-On Applications
  • A Referral Program that provides commissions for referring new customers to Kaltura
  • An Application Exchange for 3rd party technology vendors that facilitates the development and sale of Kaltura-integrated applications, solutions, and services
  • A comprehensive partner support program that includes training, co-marketing programs, a partner portal, and field assisted sales support

"Kaltura's open and flexible platform, and its large user base across a wide array of verticals, make it ideal for partners who are looking to add rich-media capabilities to their range of services," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. "Video is said to soon consume up to 90% of the world's cloud resources. It is therefore imperative for any online service provider to integrate and deploy functionalities that would enable them to capture that huge potential."

"More and more of our customers came to us looking for some kind of video offering to enhance their websites, their internal communications and other workflows," said Mauricio Lozano, CEO at DIMTEC. "We decided to offer our own video services, and instead of building everything from scratch, we found Kaltura's flexible platform to base our own offering on, and easily created a custom solution to fit our specific needs. Kaltura's OEM Program enabled us to rapidly launch a new generation of cloud-based applications that integrate video, rich media, UGC/social networking extending service delivery to virtually any device."

"Partnering with Kaltura enables Ignite to further expand on its video portal capabilities by providing a web-based 'YouTube for the Enterprise' based on Kaltura's MediaSpace application," said Jim Janicki, president and chief executive officer at Ignite Technologies. "Ignite's market leading security and delivery technology underpins this web-based social experience. Together, our solutions provide a powerful, future-proof video platform for corporations."

"The Kaltura open source video platform and video extension for Moodle enable us to offer our higher education and other clients the ability to deliver and control advanced video services, fully integrated within their existing Learning Management System," said Jason Cole, CEO of Remote-Learner.net Inc. "The added value of the Kaltura Application Exchange and Kaltura's experienced team, really make the Kaltura Partner Program a beneficial opportunity for anyone looking to do business in the video space."

To learn more and become a partner, go to: http://corp.kaltura.com/partners/partners
To start a free trial of the Kaltura Management Console, sign up at: http://corp.kaltura.com/about/signup

About Kaltura
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 120,000 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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