Brightcove

  • Video Distribution Platform Brightcove Announces A Streaming Module For Live Events

    Video Distribution Platform Brightcove Announces A Streaming Module For Live Events

    Thanks to a new module from video distribution platform Brightcove, the company will make it easier for customers to roll out live video streams on a wide variety of devices. The brilliantly named Brightcove Video Cloud Live module allow Brightcove customers to manage live events with many of the same features as their on-demand video streams. Read More

  • Rovio Taps Brightcove To Stream Toons Into All Its Angry Birds Apps

    Rovio Taps Brightcove To Stream Toons Into All Its Angry Birds Apps

    If you’re a big Angry Birds fan, you’ve probably noticed that there’s no longer just games available in the franchise apps. Rovio, the studio behind the most popular iOS app of all time, is now extending beyond gaming to also produce short video clips, or Toons. And those Toons are, unsurprisingly, being distributed through its huge network of app downloads. Read More

  • Brightcove Co-Founder Jeremy Allaire Will Step Down As CEO, David Mendels To Take Over

    Brightcove Co-Founder Jeremy Allaire Will Step Down As CEO, David Mendels To Take Over

    Brightcove co-founder Jeremy Allaire plans to step down from his role as CEO, according to the company’s fourth quarter earnings report. Allaire will continue to serve as the CEO during the “transition period” of the first quarter of the fiscal year, and will then become executive chairman of the board, where the company says he will “continue to be actively involved in… Read More

  • Discovery Networks Is Brightcove’s First Partner For Its Dual-Screen Apple TV Service, Live First In Italy

    Discovery Networks Is Brightcove’s First Partner For Its Dual-Screen Apple TV Service, Live First In Italy

    Back in June, Brightcove unveiled a new strategy to take its App Cloud development platform open source, and at the same time it introduced a new dual-screen Apple TV feature aimed at growing its business on connected TVs. Today, Brightcove is announcing the very first implementation of that, with Discovery Networks International, which will be using it first in Italy. Jeremy Allaire, the CEO… Read More

  • Riding The Third Wave of TV Transformation

    Riding The Third Wave of TV Transformation

    Eric Elia (@ericelia) is a member of the founding team at Brightcove, and is currently the vice president of TV solutions. Brightcove, a video and app solutions provider, went public on Feb. 17 on the NASDAQ and now trades with a market cap of $509.3 million. When we started Brightcove seven years ago, we expected a five-to-10-year transformation period until we reached a world of purely… Read More

  • Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire Makes His First Peep After The IPO Quiet Period Ends

    Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire Makes His First Peep After The IPO Quiet Period Ends

    Brightcove may not have had the sexiest IPO in the recent wave of offerings, but the company’s return so far definitely beats Zynga and Groupon’s performances since their debuts. After launching its video platform six years ago, Brightcove went public just a few weeks ago on the NASDAQ by raising $55 million. The company’s shares have climbed 80 percent since the offering… Read More

  • Brightcove Shares Pop Over 30 Percent On First Trade; Valued At Nearly $400M

    Brightcove Shares Pop Over 30 Percent On First Trade; Valued At Nearly $400M

    Online video service Brightcove has just made its public debut on the NASDAQ under the symbol ‘BCOV’, with an opening trade of $14.50. This is up over 30 percent from the company’s original pricing of $11 per share, after setting the range of $10-$12 per share. At $14.50 per share, Brightcove is valued at $382 million. Brightcove sells online video publishing and… Read More

  • Brightcove’s New Players Aim To Improve HTML5 Video Compatibility

    Brightcove’s New Players Aim To Improve HTML5 Video Compatibility

    Viewing web video content on three different devices is likely to yield three different outcomes. Even if it’s possible to get the whole video to play properly, often there are inconsistencies in how the player reports itself, how the video is requested and cached, and how it is filtered or displayed. It’s bad enough for a user, but for advertising it could be fatal. If you… Read More

  • Online Video Platform Company Brightcove Files For $50 Million IPO

    Online Video Platform Company Brightcove Files For $50 Million IPO

    Online video platform company Brightcove this morning announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC in connection with a proposed IPO of its common stock. The company is looking to raise up to $50 million through the offering. Brightcove offers cloud-based solutions for publishing and distributing video and other digital media. Read More

  • Brightcove Launches App Cloud. It's Not Just For Videos Anymore

    Brightcove is no longer just for videos. Starting today, it is launching an entire new product line for making mobile and web apps called Brightcove App Cloud. Developers will be able to use App Cloud to create their apps once and then deploy them to the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and beyond. It creates HTML5 apps as well as mobile touch websites, and it is not limited to… Read More

  • Brightcove Streaming 700 Million Videos A Month; Granted Broad Patent For Online Video

    Brightcove Streaming 700 Million Videos A Month; Granted Broad Patent For Online Video

    Brightcove was issued a broad patent for the “Distribution of content,” which covers the basic features of a professional online video platform. Patent No. 7,925,973, which was applied for on August 12, 2005 by CEO Jeremy Allaire and CTO Bob Mason, describes some of the basic features of all professional online video players such as customizable players, digital rights management… Read More

  • Google And Facebook Continue To Lead Referral Traffic For Videos On Media Sites


    In the third quarter of 2010, BrightCove and Tube Mogul’s Online Video & The Media Industry report showed that Facebook passed Yahoo to become the No. 2 source of traffic to online videos at media sites. (The study measures videos across the Brightcove network, with a focus on newspaper, magazine, broadcaster, brand, and online media sites). Facebook has continued its reign as… Read More

  • The Year In Online Video Deals And What To Expect In 2011

    With the recent rumor that Google’s YouTube unit was looking at acquiring video content company Next New Networks, it’s clear that anything can happen in the rapidly growing online video space.  While some are shocked to see that Google may cross over and own content, the rumor does sound plausible. Loaded with nearly $25M in venture financing, it’s not quite the initial… Read More

  • Facebook Passes Yahoo To Become Second Largest Traffic Source For Videos On Media Sites

    When it comes to getting people to watch online videos from media sites, Google is still the largest source of outside traffic. Search drives views. But the second largest source of traffic is not Yahoo, Bing, or another search engine. It is now Facebook. According to a report on Online Video & The Media Industry put out jointly by Tubemogul and Brightcove, Facebook passed Yahoo in… Read More

  • Online Video In 2011: Connected TVs, Social Recommendations, And Standards Wars

    Online Video In 2011: Connected TVs, Social Recommendations, And Standards Wars

    Editor’s note: Online video is going through many changes as people begin to connect their TVs to the Internet and social sharing over Facebook and Twitter influence what people watch as much as search. In this guest post, Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of online video platform Brightcove, gives his view of where online video is going next year. Allaire’s last guest post for us… Read More

  • Brightcove 5 Becomes Even More Apple-Friendly

    Once a year around this time, Brightcove rolls out a bunch of new features to its online video platform and calls it a new release. With Brightcove 5, this year the service is becoming even more Apple-friendly than ever before. Not only is there more HTML5 goodness baked in, but it now supports Apple’s HTTP streaming for video apps and also offers a template for creating video apps on… Read More

  • Brightcove Prepares For IPO With A New CFO

    Online video platform Brightcove took another step towards an eventual IPO today by hiring a new chief financial officer. Christopher Menard is the new CFO. Previously, he was the CFO at Phase Forward, a clinical trials enterprise software company bought by Oracle last April for $685 million. Before the Oracle acquisition, Phase Forward was a public company. Read More

  • Videoplaza targets iPad with HTML5-friendly ad server

    Videoplaza, the video ad server startup, has moved swiftly to make its Monetizer AdPlayer product ready for the iPad’s European invasion. That’s because it now supports HTML5, enabling videos to be monetized on Apple’s tablet. Remember the iPad doesn’t support Adobe’s Flash Video, the current industry-wide standard for delivering online video, so it’s the… Read More

  • Broadcast TV And Web Media Sites Winning In Online Video, Twitter Users Most Engaged

    Broadcast TV And Web Media Sites Winning In Online Video, Twitter Users Most Engaged

    You can hardly run into a media site these days that no longer includes online video (even we are getting ready to launch TechCrunch TV). But which kinds of media sites are getting the most views? In a joint report put out today by Brightcove and Tubemogul (embedded below), the non-YouTube sites seeing the most success with online video are those of the broadcast TV networks and Web-only… Read More

  • Kyte Jumps On the iPad's HTML5 Bandwagon And Prepares An App SDK

    When Steve Jobs tells the technology industry to get in line, it gets in line pretty quick. All the initial hair-pulling and angst surrounding Apple’s decision to not support Flash on the iPad is already mattering less and less. At least for video, most of the major online video platforms such as Brightcove and Ooyala are supporting HTML5 playback in the iPad browser. YouTube… Read More

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