Fox Digital Media, a unit of Fox Networks Group will use the developer of the first open source online video platform, to power a centralized video asset management platform for the broadband video distribution needs of FNG’s digital assets. Nearly all of FNG’s properties, including Fox Broadcasting Company and Fox Sports, and cable networks SPEED, FX, Fuel TV, and Big Ten Network will use the broadband video platform’s capabilities. The video platform will also serve as a key component for FNG’s TV Everywhere initiatives.
Kaltura’s core platform will serve as the foundation of FNG’s broadband video platform, however, Kaltura and Fox Digital Media will work to co-develop and customize a proprietary system that serves the collective and individual needs of FNG’s digital properties.
Videos from the system will be distributed to FNG’s O&O digital websites and apps and will enable both player-based and file-based syndication to leading online and mobile publishers, such as, hulu, MSN, Dish Online and other FNG MSO partners.
FNG’s video platform will address the backend workflow needs of its online video, including ingestion, transcoding, metadata collection, asset management, distribution, delivery, publishing, authentication, monetization, and analytics.