nacamar and Kaltura Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Online Video Solution
Streaming Provider nacamar and Online Video Platform Kaltura Launch Joint Technology Roadmap as Well as Sales and Marketing Campaign Based on Kaltura's Self-Hosted OEM Edition Video Platform
NEW YORK, NY and DUSSELDORF, GERMANY--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) - nacamar GmbH, one of
the leading streaming and media hosting providers in Germany, and Kaltura
Inc., developer of the first open source online video platform, have joined
forces to offer Kaltura's video management solution to broadcasters,
publishers, content providers, multimedia agencies, enterprises and
educational institutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Hosted in nacamar's Frankfurt-based data center, the Kaltura solution
serves as the basis for nacamar's online video service medianac® 2.0. The
combined service will be presented at CeBIT 2010 for the first time.
Uwe Schnepf, Managing Director of nacamar: "The European Market for online
media solutions is growing fast. With Kaltura we found the perfect partner
to address its needs. The company offers one of the world's best online
video systems as open source. This complements our open system approach,
that is, defined interfaces with existing content management systems as
well as individual players and front-end design by multimedia partners and
agencies. Together with Kaltura, we will be able to offer one of the best
and most flexible online video services in Europe."
At the trade show CeBIT 2010, nacamar will relaunch its online video
service medianac® as version 2.0 on the basis of Kaltura's open source
online video platform. medianac® 2.0 offers state-of-the-art content
upload, transcoding, metadata management, pIayer and playlist or channel
management, ad-integration, detailed usage statistics, community functions,
and players which customers can integrate into their websites. In
combination with nacamar's Media Delivery Network, which is one of the
largest and most powerful Flash streaming server platforms in Germany and
possibly Europe, as well as nacamar's VMware-based Shared Hosting, the
"medianac® powered by Kaltura" solution will form the heart of nacamar's
new strategic market approach in the innovative realm of online media
"We are very happy to team with cutting edge streaming service provider
nacamar who hosts some of the most prestigious brands throughout Europe.
Kaltura's on-premise OEM Edition allows ISPs, CDNs, hosting & service
providers and global organizations to resell and extend video management
solutions to their customers and target markets -- all hosted on their own
data centers, with full control. Kaltura is the only provider on the market
that offers a self-hosted online video platform, as well as an OEM edition
of this platform, striking the perfect balance between build versus buy,"
said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. "Kaltura has emerged as the
fastest growing online video platform in North America, and now, together
with nacamar, we are looking forward to replicating that success in
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over
48,000 web publishers, integrators, and developers use our flexible
platform to power advanced video, photo and audio functionalities,
including publishing, management, syndication, monetization and analysis,
as well as content uploading and remixing. Kaltura's SaaS platform
includes full video services, such as streaming and hosting, ad serving and
aggregation of related third party services, as well as maintenance,
support, integration and professional services. Kaltura's platform can
also be deployed as a self-hosted solution and is offered as a free
Community Edition, and as an Enterprise Edition under a commercial license.
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.
About nacamar GmbH
nacamar GmbH is one of the leading German providers of innovative services
such as live or on demand streaming, podcasting or vodcasting,
video-on-demand solutions or shared media hosting, and also offers
integration of payment systems and digital rights management (DRM, GeoIP
location). Customers include, amongst others, several media and
broadcasting companies such as ZDF, 3sat, and SWR. Since 2007, the company
is a subsidiary of the ecotel group and can thus serve as a full service
provider, offering related internet and data services to customers.
ecotel communication AG, which is listed as Prime Standard at the German
Stock Exchange, is one of the first telecommunication companies to offer
business customers an integrated combination of language, data and mobile
services. The company with headquarters in Düsseldorf and about 200
employees in all subsidiaries serves around 35,000 customers with
standardized and individual telecommunication solutions. Its strategy:
fixed mobile convergence (FMC), that is, the merging of landline and cell
For more information: www.nacamar.com