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IBC 2017 – Trends and Highlights

IBC is almost over, and there’s a lot of buzz surrounding some big things hitting TV screens in the near future. Here are some of the highlights and trends of this year’s IBC conference in Amsterdam.  Voice and AI One of the biggest trends at this year’s IBC is Voice and Artificial Intelligence. Already being

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Kaltura and AWS Elemental Launch a Cloud-Based Live TV Solution

Live broadcast TV is here to stay. Despite recent changes in how viewers consume media content, live linear TV remains a big part of how a lot of us still watch television. Recently, the rise of Netflix, Hulu, and a slew of other video-on-demand offerings has put the predominance of live TV into question, but

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VR 360 Fulfills Dreams and Captures the Imagination

  Virtual reality and 360-video have the power to fulfill dreams. Case in point: Vital Zinger is an accomplished lawyer, an advocate for people with disabilities, and a member of the Israeli national Wheelchair DanceSport team – a form of competitive dancing where one of the participants is in a wheelchair.  Yet despite her many

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MediaSpace Go is here!

Current customers might have noticed that we’ve slowly been giving MediaSpace a facelift. The latest change? A new, updated mobile app for both iOS and Android. The mobile app, which we’re calling MediaSpace Go, isn’t just gorgeous. It’s also got some fun new features for users to play with: Offline playback: So you can download

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What Makes for a Women-Friendly and Productive Workplace?

It’s terribly unfortunate that even in this day and age, women have yet to be completely incorporated in the tech world. The territory is still considered male-dominated, with women occupying less than 30% of tech jobs, according to the Huffington Post (July 2016). There’s a correlation there with a series of disturbing harassment cases that

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Why Transcoding is Important

Transcoding is a process in video processing in which the video is reformatted from one format/codec (internal structure) into a new format/codec. . It’s an important part of making sure that video can be viewed wherever it’s delivered, so it’s worth taking a little time to understand. There are several goals that the transcoding helps

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Creating a new REST server

During the last few years while working at Kaltura I have written, with my team members, many REST client libraries in many languages (including Python, Java, PHP, Javascript, ActionScript, C#, Erlang, ObjectiveC, and Ruby) against different servers. We also implemented REST servers in different languages (PHP, C#, NodeJS). The REST standard is wide, and yet the

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Where Do All the Videos Go?

Video content is a great thing. Whether it be a 30-second viral video or a slick, magnificently produced corporate video, visual and audio content tells a story like no other medium.  We use video for everything from recreation to education and it has become our primary form of communication. However, we have reached a stage

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Winning the 2016 IBC Hackfest

The IBC Hackfest is a hackathon in which over 100 talented developers, designers, and entrepreneurs have 36 hours to build out an innovative new  concept that leverages partner technology. This year, Kaltura Front End R&D Group Leader Itay Kinnrot and his team took first place with their hack, Skipaclass. It all started on a sunny Saturday

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The Kaltura VPaaS Website – Behind the Scenes

We’ve recently launched VPaaS [Kaltura Video as a Service]. Our mission with VPaaS‘ is to significantly reduce time to market and make it simple to build video based applications and workflows, and grow quickly without worrying about the “video pipeline” – eliminating all of the complexities involved in handling both Live and VOD at scale: ingestion, transcoding, structured and time-coded metadata,