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Kaltura, Reshet 13 expand partnership

September 13, 2023

Kaltura, the Video Experience Cloud, has announced that, as part of an expanded partnership with Israeli commercial broadcaster Reshet 13, Kaltura is powering Reshet’s full Cloud TV service, which launched in just three months.

The second biggest channel in Israel, Reshet reaches over a third of Israeli households every day, with more than 1 million viewers per day, and over 3.5 million unique visitors on its digital platforms per month.

As part of Reshet 13’s digital video strategy, Kaltura is powering multiple frontend devices, including Smart-TVs, Android-TV, Apple TV, and others, as well as SVoD and AVoD solutions, an advanced media-oriented mini-EPG, and more. Additional capabilities, including Quality of Experience analytics, data insights, personalisation, AI capabilities, and more are expected to be added in the coming months, along with availability for more devices. The solution is based on Kaltura’s Streaming Platform.

Reshet 13’s new Cloud TV solution is a key part of the company’s TV digital evolution, in which Kaltura has been a partner since late 2020 when it was selected to power Reshet 13’s D2C streaming service. Operating on an ambitious timeline, Kaltura migrated over 170,000 content assets to Reshet 13’s new platform and had the new service fully operational in under six weeks.

“Our history and track record of excellence with Reshet 13 made us the ideal partner for their continued digital transformation; we are honored to add more value to Reshet and their customers with this expansion”, said Shuki Eytan, General Manager Media & Telecom at Kaltura. “We are excited to continue this journey, bringing these new capabilities to their viewers, and to further execute Reshet 13’s short and long-term digital transformation strategy.”

“Selecting Kaltura as our partner was a great choice,” said Tom Dan, Reshet’s Chief Digital and Strategy Officer. “Since launching the Smart TV app together with Kaltura we’ve reached record viewership with over 200K devices and an average viewing time of more than 20 hours per month on an amazing app in terms of performance and capabilities.”

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