KickApps Integrates With Akamai’s Stream OS technology

KickApps is combining its KickApps Platform with Akamai’s media-management platform, Stream OS, and Web publishers now will have access to powerful tools for turnkey creation and management of players for video publishing.
The integration of Akamai’s Stream OS and the KickApps Platform provides drag-and-drop video-player customization, a comprehensive media-management system, social-media enhancements, HD video players, and new video revenue opportunities.
Using the KickApps Widget & Video Player Studio, Web publishers can easily create, manage, and program an unlimited number of custom online video players. With the automated digital distribution workflow of Akamai’s Stream OS business rules, Web publishers now have on-demand access to a robust online video-publishing solution. In addition, KickApps’ video players can be deployed with a range of social-media features to drive deeper levels of audience engagement with video content.
“Web publishers have few viable options when it comes to affordable, enterprise-level video-publishing solutions that include deep, out-of-the-box social-media functionality,” said Alex Blum, CEO of KickApps. “By integrating the two solutions — social and media applications and an enterprise-scale video-management and -distribution solution — Web publishers have the means to handle even the most advanced media requirements. With on-demand deployment, we are enabling Web publishers to dramatically reduce costs and time-to-market.”
Said Tim Napoleon, chief strategist for digital media at Akamai, “This is a huge step for KickApps’ customers, Web publishers, and the industry as a whole. This solution offers a simplified way to build players and monetize content with an efficient workflow that is made available through Akamai’s Stream OS. Together, we’re hopeful to remove the final barriers to adoption by making available a highly sophisticated video-publishing platform to Web publishers of all sizes.”

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