Video technology platform Kaltura ,provider and IBM have been selected by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, Inc. to power a new authenticated on-demand service that will be offered through Turner’s Multimedia Service Operator (MSO) partners in Latin America and Brazil.
The announcement was made at the ongoing IBM InterConnect 2015 premier conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The new service launched on February 22nd when Turner streamed the Academy Awards ceremony over the Internet across the Latin America region. The service is powered by Kaltura’s market-leading OTT TV platform, and is hosted on IBM’s SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, which provides market leading performance, control and scalability.
The service includes live television channels and video-on-demand television episodes. It is offered in Spanish and Portuguese and available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
“We are excited about our innovative TV Everywhere offering,” said Whit Richardson, executive vice president of Distribution and Marketing, Turner Latin America. “Kaltura and IBM are providing us with a highly advanced platform, which assures we deliver the premium standard of service our customers expect.”
“We are truly honored to have been chosen by such a global powerhouse in the media industry to power its next generation multi-device over-the-top TV experience,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura chairman and CEO. “We are excited to provide to Turner and their audience a joint solution together with our strategic partner, IBM. In the spirit of the Academy Awards ceremony – the Cloud TV Oscar goes to…IBM and Kaltura, for providing the best OTT TV Platform on top of the best cloud infrastructure.”
“Your media content is only as accessible as the cloud it lives on,” said Steve Canepa, general manager, IBM Media and Entertainment. “In the connected-consumer era, Media and Entertainment firms require a new level of enterprise agility to provide the right experience on the right device at the right time. We are delighted to assist Turner to capture this opportunity through IBM’s secure, efficient and scalable enterprise cloud with our partner Kaltura.”