KCP selects Kaltura to power new OTT service

KOCOWA, a premium mega K-Drama platform, delivers hit series from top Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC, SBS and other content partner programmes to users worldwide.

Video technology provider Kaltura has been selected by KCP, a premium Korean content platform, to power the company’s new OTT service — KOCOWA.

KCP is a joint venture of three major broadcasters in Korea looking to provide a next-generation TV experience to users worldwide. KCP’s service is the first ‘Platform in Platform’ (PIP) OTT service. The PIP model allows KCP to bypass the more traditional distribution model, and instead provide virtual access to its content for other OTT service partners. This significantly increases the level of control and security that KCP maintains over its content.

The service is said to deliver the largest collection of premium K-Drama content from the top Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC, SBS and other content partners to users worldwide.

The KOCOWA platform is a full-featured OTT service that leverages the entire Kaltura TV Platform, and provide users with an excellent viewing experience on any device.

In the rapid deployment of the new KOCOWA service, Kaltura revealed it has served as the systems integrator and is providing an end-to-end over-the-top (OTT) TV service, including content preparation, DRM, analytics, front-end applications and more. Kaltura will also provide the Korean content delivery service for additional big OTT services.

“Asia-Pacific, specifically Korea, is a huge growth area for Kaltura across all of our solutions and industries,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura’s co-founder, chairman and CEO.

“We are honoured to partner with KCP to help turn their unique vision into a reality by providing the biggest and best online TV experience for K-Drama fans the world over.”

Kunhee Park, CTO at KCP, added: “We are very excited to team up with Kaltura to deliver the world’s most comprehensive OTT service for premium Korean content. KOCOWA will provide a fast and reliable VoD service for current K-Drama series, high-quality subtitles created by professional translators, and a huge library of the hottest K-Drama content along with KOCOWA classics that never get old.”

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