The platform supports all the functions needed by an online video publisher, including easy import of videos, editing, streaming, and support for advertising. In addition its Kaltura Network includes re-mixable content under the Creative Commons BY-SA license, including 600,000 images from the New York Public Library.
Kaltura, an Israeli company, has its U.S. headquarters in New York City. The business model, as with other corporate open source projects, combines a hosted SaaS version of the software and commercial video services such support packages, streaming, hosting, and backup.
The launch follows an Open Video Conference Kaltura hosted in June in New York. The company is part of the Open Video Alliance.