Volicon and Kaltura today announced a technology partnership that enables an end-to-end workflow for bringing live broadcast capture and captioning to the full range of digital and social media platforms quickly and cost-effectively. The companies’ integrated solution unites the unique content capture, streaming, review, and clip-extraction capabilities of Volicon’s Observer Media Intelligence Platform with the highly automated video transcoding, publishing, and management tools of Kaltura’s video platform to facilitate delivery of “rights approved” and captioned content to all digital platforms with unparalleled speed and efficiency.
“Our joint customers — TV stations and networks — need a seamless, fast, and reliable process for generating FCC-compliant captioned content that can be viewed on any display, and that is exactly what this partnership provides,” says Gary Learner, chief technology officer at Volicon. “By simplifying and accelerating the creation, packing, and distribution of this content, we help our customers gain a competitive advantage in providing timely content across virtually every outlet and viewing device.”
Using the high-resolution clip provided by the Volicon system, the Kaltura platform creates versions of the video in all “flavors” necessary for the target distribution platforms and viewing devices. Captioning is incorporated into each version to ensure that content meets the accessibility requirements of the FCC’s Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA).