Kaltura’s Iddo Shai is a Featured Speaker at OTT Video Executive Summit

New York, NY, November 12, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Kaltura Inc., provider of the leading video technology platform, announced that Director of OTT Marketing Iddo Shai will be a featured speaker at the Over-the-Top Video Executive Summit (www.OTTExec.com), to be held at the Westin Times Square on November 11. Mr. Shai will speak during Session 5: “What are the economics of OTT video?”

The OTT Video Executive Summit brings together thought leaders in the industry to discuss topics crucial to the development of streaming video and evolving Pay TV business models. The conference topics range from content, enabling technologies, to discussions on the evolving viewing behavior of consumers. In addition to experts and executives, the conference includes a focus group of everyday people from various demographics. The event is also gamefied, with the leading point-getter being awarded the “OTT Genius” trophy.

“Our audience will benefit greatly from Iddo’s experience and perspective on this dynamic industry,” said Brian Mahony, CEO of event producer Trender Research™ Inc. (www.trenderresearch.com). “Kaltura’s video technology platform helps to solve key challenges for the delivery and management of OTT video. Kaltura is one the innovators driving the OTT industry forward.”

In addition to the topic Mr. Shai is speaking on, session titles include:
• “Net neutrality, industry consolidation, and the emerging new OTT ecosytem”
• “What Button Do I Push? Low-tech Nana speaks out”
• “The State of TV/Video Advertising”
• “My TV is in my pocket— a twenty-something's perspective”
• “Pay TV trump cards— live sports, cable news, HBO, and other forms of exclusive content”
• “India dreaming and streaming— connecting to content back home"”
• “You're gonna break the Internet with that thing! Could OTT really do that?”
• “Mobile TV, Social TV, Streaming, and VoD: What's the new model for content search and discovery, how do you measure your audience, and what's a TV brand today anyway?”

A focus group of everyday people from various demographics will also provide insights on their viewing habits. These include profiles such as “Chatty Tween” and “Low-Tech Nana.”

“We are seeing a watershed of interest in OTT and our next generation TV experiences,” said Mr. Shai. “So, I look forward to providing some of our lessons learned and insight on the market during the OTT Video Executive Summit.”

The OTT Video Executive Summit is a one day event and is open to executive across the industry. For more information or media inquiries, contact Brian Mahony, bmahony@trenderresearch.com.

About Kaltura
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. The company provides the world’s leading video technology, including more than a dozen video-based Software-as-a-Service offerings, as well as an open and flexible Platform-as-a-Service for developing new video experiences based on hundreds of APIs for video ingestion, transcoding, metadata management, distribution, publishing, engagement, monetization, and analytics. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of organizations and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. Kaltura provides media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase reach and monetization, and that simplify production and publishing workflows. Kaltura offers enterprises video solutions that boost marketing and sales and improve internal and external communications, training, and collaboration. Kaltura enables educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions that improve teaching and learning, and increase engagement across campuses and beyond. Kaltura enables cloud computing providers and cable, satellite, and mobile operators to launch video-based services for both consumers and businesses. Kaltura is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world's leading open-source video-management project which is home for more than 100,000 community members. For more information visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.
Trender Research, Inc.
Brian Mahony