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Vodafone and Kaltura extend partnership

September 11, 2019

Kaltura, a video technology provider, has announced that its Kaltura Cloud TV technology is supporting the launch of Vodafone TV in Greece, Romania and Portugal, joining Spain and Italy.

The service is a multi-country telco-grade TV service that relies on a single common cloud-based platform that allows Vodafone OpCos to launch the Vodafone TV service within their countries. As Kaltura introduces service upgrades, new features and innovation to the global Vodafone TV service, they easily become available to all markets. With the single cloud-based platform, deployment of Vodafone TV in a new country now takes as little as seven months to launch.

“What an honour it is to continue our long-standing partnership with Vodafone, and to see how Vodafone TV is now scaling to support all the TV requirements of new markets around the world,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Co-founder, Chairman and CEO. “Our shared vision with Vodafone for aggregating all the linear, VoD and OTT content consumers want into a unified and personalised TV experience across all screens is coming to life.”

“Vodafone TV is proving that by combining the reliability, security and scalability of pay-TV together with the agility, economics and functionality of OTT, telcos can launch competitive Cloud TV services at scale. We wanted to be first out of the blocks with a new genre of cloud-based TV service that could be easily and cost-effectively replicated and launched in new Vodafone markets,” said Wolfgang Zeller, Head of Video Centre of Excellence at Vodafone. “With Kaltura we were able to launch a next generation Cloud TV solution that was fast to market, more cost effective and most importantly increased our subscribers’ NPS. We are continuously impressed by how Kaltura’s technology, expertise and Cloud TV track record accelerate our joint vision for the future of TV.”

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