Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year.

Open-source video platform Kaltura has purchased pay TV service startup Tvinci, the companies announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tvinci’s white-label platform offers paid-TV providers with over-the-top (OTT) TV services to deliver linear and on-demand TV content through a variety of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and set-top boxes. Kaltura said it plans to integrate this technology into its own services, which allow clients to host, publish, manage, monetize, and analyze video content across several different industries.

The acquisition makes sense for Kaltura, which aims to be a Swiss Army knife of sorts for anything related to video. Also, the company said pay OTT TV services presents a huge opportunity for future revenue growth, with clients estimated to spend over $17 billion on OTT TV services by 2017. Prior to the Tvinci sale, Kaltura was primarily focused on video-on-demand and advertising integration services.

As terms of the sale, Tvinci’s 60 employees will join Kaltura’s Israel-based technology team, while Tvinci founders Ofer Shayo and Ido Wiesenberg will assume new roles within Kaltura’s top management team.

Founded in 2006, New York-based Kaltura closed a $47 million round back in February. The startup has raised $116 million in funding to date.


VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member