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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Wikimedia deploys Kaltura enhanced video platform

[November 14, 2012]

BRIEF: Wikimedia deploys Kaltura enhanced video platform

Nov 14, 2012 (Globes - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Kaltura has announced the deployment of a greatly enhanced video platform on the Wikimedia network of sites. Wikipedia has added support for enhanced video and audio capabilities using Kaltura's player technology. Wikimedia sites include the English Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Commons media repository.


Wikipedia and its sister sites have enabled a new video player (using Kaltura's HTML5 video player) with the promise of bringing free educational videos to everyone on any device in any language.

"Kaltura is proud to have its open source technology and HTML5 video player deployed to bring video to hundreds of millions of Wikipedia users. Our mission has always been to enable any video to reach any user on any device. We have been doing this working with our educational, enterprise and media customers, transforming the way people learn, work and entertain with video," the company said in its announcement.

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