Kaltura, the company which provides an open source video platform that allows the public to edit video in a "Wiki-like" environment, just announced its first, prominent media company implementation with Public Television’s flagship Station, WNET/Thirteen New York.  The Kaltura player is being used first on Worldfocus, the show about international events. It is featured on the Talk to Us section.

Neal Shapiro, CEO of WNET.org (and former president of NBC News) said in a statement:

“In addition to
leaning back and watching the broadcast, we wanted to give people a chance to
lean forward and get involved, join the discussion and share their opinions
face-to-face through our "Talk to US" feature. "Talk to Us" allows people
from around the globe to share their video commentary about the stories and
features they see on Worldfocus and Worldfocus.org. Kaltura’s open-source
strategy fits in perfectly with our mission and goals as public media

Last summer at Stanford at the AlwaysOn conference, Kelsey and I met up with Kaltura’s CEO Ron Yekutiel.  He give a great explanation of Kaltura.  We have republished the interview today.

Kaltura was one of the TechCrunch 40 in 2007.  Here’s a Q&A with Ron in the current issue of Television Week.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer