New York, NY, September 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Strong points:
- CH Media, a leading private TV provider in Switzerland, has launched its new Over-the-Top (OTT) streaming service, oneplus powered by Kaltura and hosted on AWS
- Kaltura provides full service orchestration, including Kaltura TV platform, subscriber and household management solutions, video-on-demand (VOD) media preparation, multi-Digital-Rights-Management content protection (DRM), Kaltura TV platform player and service analysis.
- Kaltura delivered the project in just four months
Kaltura (NASDAQ: KLTR), the Video Experience Cloud, today announced that CH Mediaone of Switzerland’s leading private television providers, has chosen Kaltura for its new OTT streaming service, one plus.
Kaltura provides CH Media with full service orchestration for oneplus. At the heart of the service is the Kaltura TV platform, Kaltura’s cloud-based back-end. oneplus also benefits from Kaltura’s subscriber and household management solutions, media preparation for VOD, multi-DRM content protection, as well as Kaltura TV Platform Player and service analytics to understand the viewer behavior.
Kaltura delivered the project to tight deadlines, in less than four months. This included integration with front-end application and payment platform providers for web and mobile applications. CH Media is powered by Kaltura’s resilient, reliable and proven cloud platform, which is elastic to support future growth, hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
oneplus offers films, series, documentaries and other entertainment as well as original productions. It is available directly to consumers through web, iOS and Android apps, and through telecom carriers, fast lineand Sunrise, with other mobile networks to follow.
“We are thrilled to partner with Kaltura to power our first-ever streaming service,” said Roger Elsener, Chief Entertainment Officer at CH Media. “We greatly appreciate the flexibility of Kaltura’s technology as well as their customer focus which enabled rapid integration with other system components,” he added.
The flexible monetization capabilities of Kaltura’s platform allowed CH Media to diversify its revenue streams by introducing three Freemium models within a single service. It includes an ad-based free version and two subscription-only premium offers (a standard offer for up to two simultaneous screens and “Family and Friends” for up to four). Combining subscription-based and ad-based VOD, this hybrid monetization model is crucial to oneplus’ strategy to attract new viewers with free titles, driving conversion to higher levels with premium and exclusive content offers.
oneplus offers a rich set of features that increase user engagement and stickiness. These include continuous viewing across all devices, watchlists, and the ability to create custom watchlists.
“Congratulations to CH Media for the launch of oneplus,” commented Nuno Sanches, Chief Strategy Officer at Kaltura. “Today, consumer expectations of OTT services are high, and providing an excellent user experience is essential. Additionally, it is critical for the business to have the ability to launch quickly, have flexible monetization, and data-driven features to understand viewers and expand their engagement.
“We look forward to continuing to support CH Media by providing our proven, robust and scalable technology that will enable the company to achieve its business goals while delighting audiences,” added Sanches.
CH Media Entertainment joins a growing number of leading media companies that use Kaltura to launch, operate and manage their streaming services. To learn more about Kaltura’s offering for the media industry, click here.
About CH Media
CH Media is one of Switzerland’s leading media companies and employs around 1,800 people in German-speaking Switzerland. With its dailies, weeklies and magazines, CH Media offers quality journalism. As the number 1 in Swiss private radio and Swiss private television, CH Media also stands for first-class entertainment. With its publishing and entertainment brands, CH Media reaches around three million people every day across all channels. State-of-the-art printing plants complete the range of products and services of the media group. https://chmedia.ch/
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience for any organization. Our Video Experience Cloud offers live, real-time, and on-demand video products for businesses across all industries, as well as specialized industry solutions, currently for educational institutions and media and telecommunications companies. Our products and solutions are based on a wide range of media services that are also used by other cloud platforms and companies to power video experiences and workflows for their own products. Kaltura’s Video Experience Cloud is used by leading brands reaching millions of users, at home, school and work, for events, communication, collaboration, training, marketing, sales, customer service, teaching, learning and entertainment experiences. www.kaltura.com.