It is available on a wide range of devices including Apple TV, Roku, Android and iOS.
Commenting on the development, Nuno Sanches, Kaltura General Manager, Media and Telecom, said: “OTT [Over the Top] is no longer an afterthought or experiment that select broadcasters, media companies and service providers are dabbling in – it’s the future of TV, and the obvious move for forward-looking companies, like Newsmax, that want to remain relevant to today’s consumers.”
Andy Biggers, Sr. VP of distribution at Newsmax TV, added: “We are excited to extend the reach of our content to our audience on any device they choose, with an optimal viewing experience.
“Kaltura’s TV Platform provides us with the ultimate flexibility to evolve Newsmax TV over time, and gain insight from the invaluable data collected via the platform.”
Sanches added: “We are excited to have been selected by Newsmax as its Cloud TV partner of choice. News and current events content are extremely time sensitive and always on, therefore our robust TV Platform with its proven track record supporting some of the world’s largest Cloud TV services with many live channels running across multiple time zones at any given time, is best positioned to power services of this kind. We look forward to working closely with Newsmax as the service continues to evolve.”
Newsmax TV is carried on major cable systems in 70 million US homes. It is also available free on more than 100 million OTT devices nationwide. Newsmax TV’s new cloud TV service hosted by Kaltura includes its 24/7 live channel and a large VOD content catalogue. The front-end applications were developed by 24i.