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Vodafone TV expands footprint in nine countries

The cloud TV service’s latest launch was in Germany

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Mumbai: Vodafone’s multi-tenant cloud TV service – Vodafone TV has expanded its footprint in as many as nine countries across the globe. The service’s latest launch in Germany has further bolstered its reach to two million subscribers worldwide.

Kaltura, the video experience cloud that has strengthened Vodafone TV since its inception in 2014 has announced that its Kaltura TV Platform is set to expand Vodafone TV into new markets.

The Kaltura-powered service is accessible to users in all of Vodafone’s networks and in Unitymedia’s cable network. The service was launched in Germany in February 2021 and is offered under the brand “GigaTV”. The German launch follows earlier Vodafone TV launches in Hungary and Czech Republic in 2020. The service is also LIVE in Romania, Portugal, Greece, New Zealand, Spain and Italy, bringing the total to nine active Vodafone TV markets today, all powered by Kaltura technology.

“Seven years ago, we selected Kaltura as our Cloud TV partner because its vision of innovation fits perfectly with ours; together we’ve built a Cloud TV platform that combines the best of OTT and pay-TV into a single service,” said Vodafone group head of video Wolfgang Zeller. “The flexibility, agility and scalability of Kaltura’s future-ready TV Platform is enabling Vodafone TV to reap all the advantages of being a single, cloud-based service available in many markets around the world via a range of network architectures and across devices.”

The Kaltura TV Platform enables Vodafone operating companies to efficiently and quickly launch Vodafone TV within their countries, said the company, highlighting its single, cloud-based system, upgrades and new features that can be introduced across the global Vodafone TV service in a unified way.

“We are honored to support Vodafone TV’s expansion into new territories and congratulate Vodafone for most recently going live in Germany, a key Vodafone TV market,” said Kaltura co-founder CEO and chairman Ron Yekutiel. “Vodafone continues to lead the market in creating a multi-country, full-featured Cloud TV solution that we are proud to power with our technology.”

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