See3 Communications Teams With Kaltura to Bring Open Source Video Platform to Nonprofits
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 28, 2009 — Continuing its growth as a national provider of interactive services to the nonprofit and cause community, See3 Communications announced today at the Nonprofit Technology Conference a strategic partnership with Kaltura, the first open-source video platform. The partnership makes See3 a primary channel to bring Kaltura to nonprofits and extends Kaltura's growing influence as a preferred video solution. In addition, the Kaltura solution is now powering video on DoGooderTV, the video services and promotion site powered by See3, and home to the annual Nonprofit Video Awards.
"We are excited that we can finally, wholeheartedly, recommend a video platform to our clients," said See3 CEO Michael Hoffman. "Many nonprofits need to move beyond free video sharing sites and introduce a professional solution to manage their video content. Kaltura is a terrific product and their quality and feature-set simply cannot be matched. That they are open source is a huge added benefit to our clients and the greater nonprofit community."
As an open source platform, Kaltura is unique among online video solutions. It enables developers around the world to create add-on software to extend the functionality and improve the performance of the platform. Kaltura integrates seamlessly with open-source platforms, such as Drupal, WordPress and MediaWiki, which have become popular in the corporate and nonprofit community, because they produce better results at lower cost.
In addition to being open source, Kaltura has advanced online editing features, allows for uploads directly from YouTube and other video sharing sites, and can be used to push content on to other video sharing sites through integration with Gigya, TubeMogul and others. With blog and forum integration, Kaltura can add video comments to any website, allowing site visitors to make comments directly from their webcam.
"Kaltura has always had a commitment to the nonprofit community," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. "Our partnership with See3 expands this commitment and allows us to work with a well-known pioneer in online video for nonprofits. See3 also brings to our partnership a web development team well-versed in open source software and the ability to integrate the Kaltura solution into many types of websites."
About See 3 Communications
See3 is a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits, foundations, associations, and social causes. See3 specializes in online strategy for fundraising and advocacy. They use their skills in video production and web development combined with their experience in strategic communications.
See3 creates compelling media and online initiatives for causes, from national organizations to community-based programs. They approach each engagement with a fresh eye, take the time to consider the client's audience and goals -- fundraising, recruitment, education, awareness -- and execute tailored video, web, and outreach campaigns to achieve maximum impact.
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. With more than 25,000 active publishers, Kaltura's flexible framework empowers any site with advanced video functionality. Founded in 2006, Kaltura's open source code is available as a free Software Development Kit and as downloadable packages for leading platforms -- such as Drupal, WordPress and MediaWiki. Kaltura also provides supplementary paid services including maintenance, support, integration, professional development, streaming and hosting, ad serving, content syndication, and aggregation of related third party services.
Since its public launch, New York-based Kaltura has won numerous awards, such as the TechCrunch40 People's Choice award, Mashable's 'Open Web' award, AlwaysOn's top 250 global company and top 100 media company awards, and TV Week's 5 Video Startups to Watch in 2009. For more information, visit www.kaltura.com.