Kaltura Powers Live Streaming and VOD for Earth Day
The Kaltura-powered Earth Day Network Climate Rally broadcast included speeches by Reverend Jesse Jackson and James Cameron and live music performances by Sting, John Legend and other leading artists.
New York, NY(26 Apr 2010)
Kaltura, Inc. (www.kaltura.com), developer of the first open source online video platform, announced today that it was chosen to provide live streaming for Earth Day Network's The Climate Rally that took place on Sunday, April 25 at the National Mall. Video-on-demand coverage is still available via Kaltura's platform at http://www.earthday.net/widgets/rally.html.
"We are pleased to partner with Kaltura for this important live event for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day," said Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. "In today's global village, anyone can join us in person or remotely - we invite everyone to get involved with The Climate Rally and other Earth Day activities."
Earth Day Network organized this massive climate rally on The National Mall to demand that Congress pass comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation. The Climate Rally included notable speakers Reverend Jesse Jackson; film director James Cameron; AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka; Olympic gold medalist Billy Demong; producer Trudie Styler; author Margaret Atwood; NFL player and television personality Dhani Jones; environmental photographer Sebastian Copeland; and many others. The Climate Rally also featured live music from Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.
"We are truly honored to be a part of such an important and exciting event that shares our values of openness and collaboration," said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman & CEO. "By harnessing the wisdom-of-the-crowd via our thriving open source community we have launched, in record time, a wide array of best-of-breed products that are continuously enhanced at an unmatched pace of innovation. The message this important day is that we can all harness that same collaborative spirit to save our planet."
Kaltura provides the world's first Open Source Online Video Platform. Over 55,000 web publishers, service providers, and developers use Kaltura's flexible platform to enhance their websites, web-services, and web-platforms with advanced customized video, photo and audio functionalities, including publishing, management, syndication, monetization and analysis, as well as content uploading and remixing. The free community-supported self-hosted software and source-code is available for download at www.kaltura.org. A commercial version of the software can be obtained at www.kaltura.com along with Kaltura services such as streaming, hosting, transcoding, analytics, ad serving, support and maintenance packages, and professional development. Founded in 2006, New York-based Kaltura is also a founding member of the 'Open Video Alliance' (www.openvideoalliance.org), a coalition of organizations dedicated to fostering open standards for online video. For more information: www.kaltura.com and www.kaltura.org.
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and activism campaigns. Earth Day Network has a global reach with more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. For more information: http://www.earthday.org/