NewsGator Brings Kontiki Enterprise Video Delivery to Microsoft SharePoint

Internally focused video for training, news and collaboration can now be delivered through Microsoft SharePoint, the unified environment for business collaboration

Feb 21, 2012, 11:53 ET from NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

DENVER, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator today announced a new way for organizations to bring enterprise video delivered by Kontiki into Microsoft SharePoint, consolidating all of their enterprise content onto a single collaboration platform.

Kontiki's Enterprise Video Platform (EVP) helps organizations deliver high-quality live video webcasting, video on-demand and community video portals over their existing networking infrastructure. Companies such as General Motors, Nestle, Wells Fargo, Ernst & Young, Starwood, Sephora and Equinix have used Kontiki's solution to foster an engaging video culture.

Bringing Kontiki's patented video delivery technology to Microsoft SharePoint establishes the collaboration platform as the single, central go-to resource for enterprise content. This new capability results directly from the deep integration of Kontiki's EVP and the NewsGator Social Sites 2010 social computing suite, which delivers a wide range of social and mobile computing capabilities for Microsoft SharePoint. 

The integration enhances productivity and business performance by significantly streamlining employee information access. Organizations no longer need to spend time and effort navigating to a separate environment to find, share and manage videos.

"Microsoft SharePoint offers opportunities for organizations to increase productivity, and those opportunities are magnified by Microsoft partners, such as NewsGator, that create solutions to further collaboration," said Richard Riley, SharePoint product management director at Microsoft Corp.

Socializing video
In addition to consolidating content on Microsoft SharePoint, the integration makes Kontiki-delivered video more social, enabling users, through Social Sites, to post, share, "like" and comment on Kontiki-delivered video in Social Sites activity streams, communities, video repositories and internal TV channels. The result is an enterprise-grade video experience that is secure, internal, and business-oriented, maintaining a video experience akin to the public YouTube.

"Many global organizations are demanding high-quality enterprise video for a growing number of use cases and need to include this important content within their SharePoint environments," said Kevin Crayton, Kontiki's Vice President of Products. "NewsGator Social Sites is their fastest path to social video integration with SharePoint and lets companies leverage all the power, efficiency, security, manageability and analytics of our proven video platform. It's a winning combination which our customers have been looking forward to with huge interest."

"High-quality enterprise video that can be delivered to every employee across a global company is one of the most personal, engaging and effective ways for a workforce to communicate," said NewsGator Brian Kellner, VP of Development and Product Management. "To obtain the most value, great content should be easily accessible and in the mainstream of the social business flow. That's what we're doing with this integration, and the business results will speak for themselves." 

Kontiki support is part of the Social Sites Video Stream module for Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

About Kontiki, Inc. 
Powered by innovative technology, Kontiki pioneered the enterprise video platform and enterprise content delivery networks, providing superior cloud-based content delivery across the enterprise. Kontiki's video solutions enable consumer-grade video engagement with enterprise-grade control over video delivery for the world's largest companies, including American Airlines, Wells Fargo, Nationwide and Nestle, serving nearly 1.5 million users worldwide. Kontiki offers organizations the unique ability to globally deliver video on demand or live broadcasts to 100% of their employees, regardless of location, and to the full range of today's business devices, including smart phones and tablets, without congesting networks or compromising video quality.

About NewsGator 
As a Microsoft Gold Certified and Depth Managed Partner, NewsGator is helping over three million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. No other social software vendor can rival our deep integration with the entire Microsoft stack – reducing your total cost of ownership while increasing adoption, collaboration, and innovation. And for all that, Microsoft honored us as its 2011 US Partner of the Year. We're making SharePoint and Office365 social. Follow us on Twitter @newsgator and at 

Customers and partners: Please join us at the 2012 NewsGator Collective User Group Meeting March 6-8, 2012, at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver. Come together with colleagues, peers, industry thought leaders, and technologists - all motivated by a common purpose of reaping the benefits of enterprise social computing.

SOURCE NewsGator Technologies, Inc.