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Kaltura, Akamai extend partnership

Kaltura, the video technology provider, and Akamai Technologies, the cloud delivery platform, have entered into an agreement to extend their Net Alliance partnership to combine the power of Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery with Kaltura’s TV Platform.

Leveraging Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery and CDN products, along with the Kaltura TV Platform’s deep customer behaviour and content consumption intelligence, the joint solution facilitates predictive on-device caching of content, using smart resource management to efficiently download content in the background while on a strong Wi-Fi connection. The content is downloaded based on each user’s profile and history, and offered to the customer at any time for smooth offline viewing on any device regardless of network connection and quality. The solution is designed to allow video content providers to offer each user their preferred content with an excellent viewing experience.

“We are pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Kaltura, and to deliver this exciting new offering to the market,” stated John Sconyers, Global Sr. Director, Cloud Services Partners at Akamai. “By prepositioning video to the device, Predictive Content Delivery removes many of the barriers that discourage on-the-go viewing such as poor network conditions, heavy data usage associated with streaming video and access to available content. It enables an efficient ‘download-to-go’ solution for mobile apps and allows for offline viewing of videos.”

“The accelerated pace of content consumption on mobile devices is quickly driving service providers to find creative solutions to tackle the challenges of both network limitations and user expectations,” commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. “Together with Akamai, we now provide an incredibly compelling solution to our service provider customers, who come out ahead both in terms of the user experience they provide, and in terms of dramatic cost reduction.”

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