German streaming and media hosting provider nacamar GmbH, is installing Kaltura's open source video platform at its own data center in Frankfurt and will offer a hosted video management solution to broadcasters, publishers, content providers, multimedia agencies, enterprises and educational institutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
Kaltura is the only OVP currently offering a self-hosted platform in addition to a SaaS product, giving users the option of a build vs. buy solution unique to the market. Kaltura offers three options for self-hosting, a free, community supported version, an Enterprise Edition under a commercial license, and an OEM Edition, which is similar to the Enterprise Edition, but for providers that will be offering their own deployment of the Kaltura hosted video platform.
nacamar will recast its online video service medianac® as version 2.0 at the CeBIT 2010 tradeshow in Hamburg next week. The company says the new site offers state-of-the-art content upload, transcoding, metadata management, player and playlist or channel management, ad-integration, detailed usage statistics, community functions, and players which customers can integrate into their websites. The "medianac® powered by Kaltura" solution will be part of nacamar's strategic market approach in the realm of online media applications.
"The European Market for online media solutions is growing fast," said Uwe Schnepf, nacamar's managing director. "(Kaltura) complements our open system approach, that is, defined interfaces with existing content management systems as well as individual players and front-end design by multimedia partners and agencies. Together with Kaltura, we will be able to offer one of the best and most flexible online video services in Europe."
nacamar is one of the leading German providers of live and on demand streaming, podcasting and vodcasting, video-on-demand solutions and shared media hosting; it also offers integration of payment systems and digital rights management. It counts as customers several media and broadcasting companies such as ZDF, 3sat, and SWR. Since 2007. It's a subsidiary of the ecotel group.
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