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Kaltura and Akamai Technologies have extended their Net Alliance partnership to combine Akamai’s Predictive Content Delivery with Kaltura’s TV Platform.

Kaltura OTT NOWThe joint solution uses predictive on-device caching of content and resource management to download content in the background while on a Wi-Fi connection. The content is downloaded based on each user’s profile and history, and offered to the customer at any time for offline viewing on any device regardless of network connection and quality.

The capabilities are expected to continue to evolve over time as new analysis and intelligence models are introduced by both Kaltura and Akamai into their respective products.

“We are pleased to extend our long-standing partnership with Kaltura, and to deliver this exciting new offering to the market,” said John Sconyers, global senior director, Cloud Services Partners at Akamai. “By prepositioning video to the device, Predictive Content Delivery removes many of the barriers that discourage on-the-go viewing such as poor network conditions, heavy data usage associated with streaming video and access to available content. It enables an efficient ‘download-to-go’ solution for mobile apps and allows for offline viewing of videos.”

“The accelerated pace of content consumption on mobile devices is quickly driving service providers to find creative solutions to tackle the challenges of both network limitations and user expectations,” commented Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura co-founder, chairman and CEO. “Together with Akamai, we now provide an incredibly compelling solution to our service provider customers, who come out ahead both in terms of the user experience they provide, and in terms of dramatic cost reduction.”