Germany’s Moviepilot.de chooses Kaltura player

Kaltura, a  video technology platform, has been selected by Moviepilot.de, owned by Webedia, to power video on the site.  Moviepilot.de is leveraging the Kaltura HTML5 video player and mobile advertising tools to reach its audience on any device.

Moviepilot.de serves as a place to discover, discuss, and read about upcoming movies and TV shows. The site’s content is derived from a global network of bloggers, film journalists and passionate fans. Moviepilot.de is the largest film website in Germany, with more than 22 million film reviews, 600.000 short reviews and information about 75.000 videos. The site gets more than 15 million visits a month, has more than 2 million fans on Facebook and 500.000 subscribers combined on 10 YouTube channels.

“Video and advertising are at the core of our business,” said Stefan Tieß, Product Manager for video and mobile at webedia Germany. “As mobile video continues to grow at a staggering rate, it was clear to us that that HTML5 shouldn’t be just a fallback option, but the core of the player, so we began to look for a more forward-looking, innovative video solution that excelled at delivering video and video ads seamlessly on any device. In Kaltura we found a fast and beautiful player that is not only truly mobile at heart but still gave us a vast choice in customization, both in functionality and infrastructure. Only with Kaltura we had a perfect out of the box solution for our mobile and desktop needs, where other competitors relied on external plugins – making Kaltura the fastest, most stable and most powerful player on the market. Kaltura also best matched our own company spirit – being a highly professional market leader while maintaining the agility and enthusiasm for innovation of a start-up.”

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