Harmonic and Kaltura are collaborating to create a complete platform to deliver multiscreen online television and video as a service. Kaltura, which has a market-leading open source video platform, previously acquired Tvinci to offer services to pay-television providers, after raising $47 million in venture capital. The partnership with Harmonic offers an end-to-end software-based infrastructure platform, providing strong competition to multinational systems integrators and a very credible proposition to broadcasters and video service providers.

The two companies have partnered previously on successful deployments with leading global media companies and operators.

The combined solution marries the Harmonic software-based media processing architecture with the content management, service delivery and user experience management platform from Kaltura.

The platform as a service proposition supports multiscreen online television and video services delivered from the network cloud, including linear channels, video on demand, catch-up, start-over and network digital video recording.

“Providing new ways for OTT and broadcast service providers to monetise cloud-based content quickly and easily is at the core of what we do,” said Ron Yekutiel, the chairman and chief executive of Kaltura.

“This latest collaboration with Kaltura builds on our shared values and the great work we are doing together with clients,” said Shahar Bar of Harmonic. “Our combined end-to-end video infrastructure makes it easy for broadcasters and service providers to adopt an affordable, managed service that lets them experiment with a wide range of new and emerging business models that will delight end users.”

Kaltura is well established in the education and enterprise video market and is rapidly emerging as a leading online video platform. The partnership with Harmonic provides credible competition for major multinationals like Cisco and Ericsson as well as other online video platforms from companies like Ooyala or Piksel.