The cloud-based platform will offer a wide range of content, both from SRG and third parties, in all local Swiss languages through subtitling and dubbing on connected TV sets, smartphones and tablets.
The new project expands upon Kaltura’s existing partnership with SRG. Since 2016, the US video cloud provider has been technology partner of SRG’s subsidiary Swiss-TXT, which has a rich heritage in pioneering digital innovation dating back to the 1980s with the introduction of teletext.
“Broadcasters and media companies everywhere are quickly turning to cloud TV as the engine of content distribution and the best way to reach their audiences wherever they may be,” said Nuno Sanches, general manager, media and telecom at Kaltura. “We are proud to help SRG SSR with its cloud TV transformation, particularly now when delivering engaging TV is more important than ever.”
Play Suisse will include several advanced capabilities. For example, the Kaltura operator console will enable SRG to manage its content catalogue, metadata, multi-language translations and captions, all in streamlined workflows that can be monitored and tracked to learn and improve the service as it evolves.