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  • No Flash On The iPad?  No Problem.  Brightcove Turns Videos Into HTML5.

    No Flash On The iPad? No Problem. Brightcove Turns Videos Into HTML5.

    The lack of Flash on the iPad is a sore point for many and often listed as one of its greatest potential weaknesses. Not allowing Flash on the iPhone is bad enough, but on the larger iPad with full-screen browsing, its absence will be much more noticeable. Or will it? Already the Web is adapting. Videos powered by Brightcove, for instance, will stream in an HTML5 video player when it… Read More

  • Brightcove To Power Online Video Platform For EMI Music In North America

    Brightcove To Power Online Video Platform For EMI Music In North America

    The war between the enterprise-grade online video platform providers rages on, and Brightcove will announce later today at the SXSW conference that it was won another small battle by signing up EMI Music, one of the “big four” record companies. The EMI Group company will use Brightcove as its online video publishing and syndication platform of choice in North America, across all of… Read More

  • The Ten Most Likely M&A Deals In Online Video

    The Ten Most Likely M&A Deals In Online Video


    Which online video companies will get bought in 2010? ¬† Venture capitalists are desperately looking for exits while the usual suspects are sitting on more than $80 billion in cash: Microsoft ($20B), Apple ($40B), Google ($15B), Amazon ($3B), and Yahoo! ($3B) just to name the cash positions of a few potential acquirers. ¬†Theoretically, it should be a match made in heaven, but the sheer number… Read More

  • Brightcove and Ooyala duke it out for Europe's video market

    Brightcove and Ooyala duke it out for Europe's video market


    Recently a war has broken out in Europe about who will power online video for media owners. The two main players tussling it out are both from the US: Ooyala and Brightcove. Last month Ooyala, a provider of video platform applications and services, and the UK’s Telegraph Media Group signed an agreement for Ooyala to power online video on the publisher’s websites and co-develop… Read More

  • Davos Interviews: Brightcove CEO Talks Video, Provides Tech Support

    I sat down with Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week to talk about his business. Brightcove isn’t the sexiest startup out there. They’re a video platform – giving websites the tools they need to host and stream video, for a fee ranging from $100/month to “six figures per year” for the largest customers. For the… Read More

  • Brightcove Wants To Take "TV Everywhere" Beyond Your Cable Company's Video Website

    Brightcove Wants To Take "TV Everywhere" Beyond Your Cable Company's Video Website

    When cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner talk about “TV Everywhere,” they are generally talking about a Web video portal they control themselves which gives their regular cable TV subscribers access to at least some of the same programming online. If viewership is going to shift online, they want to be the ones providing it—and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Read More

  • Ooyala To Power All Video Content For The Telegraph Media Group

    Ooyala, a US-based provider of video platform applications and services, and Telegraph Media Group (TMG) are today announcing that they have signed an agreement for Ooyala to power online video on the publisher’s websites, which includes news site Telegraph.co.uk. In addition, Ooyala and TMG’s “Euston Project” team will co-develop new technologies to improve the way… Read More

  • Brightcove Comes To Yahoo Connected TVs, But Web Video Is Still Stuck In Widget Hell

    If you own an Internet-connected TV that is compatible with Yahoo’s TV widgets (AKA, a Yahoo Connected TV), you may soon start seeing video produced for the Web on your TV. Brightcove announced today that media publishers using its online video platform can now distribute their videos through Yahoo’s Widget Engine, which powers the widgets on Yahoo-Connected TVs. These TVs are… Read More

  • Brightcove Comes To Yahoo Connected TVs, But Web Video Is Still Stuck In Widget Hell

    Brightcove Comes To Yahoo Connected TVs, But Web Video Is Still Stuck In Widget Hell

    If you own an Internet-connected TV that is compatible with Yahoo’s TV widgets (AKA, a Yahoo Connected TV), you may soon start seeing video produced for the Web on your TV. Brightcove announced today that media publishers using its online video platform can now distribute their videos through Yahoo’s Widget Engine, which powers the widgets on Yahoo-Connected TVs. These TVs are… Read More

  • Executive Shuffles At The Top For Opera And Brightcove

    Executive Shuffles At The Top For Opera And Brightcove

    New year, new faces as two of the most innovative technology companies on the planet are making some changes in their management team. Norwegian developer of desktop and mobile browsers and related technologies Opera Software has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, while Brightcove has managed to steal away a long-time Adobe and Macromedia exec to become its new President and Chief… Read More

  • Stealth Startups, Get Over Yourselves: Nobody Cares About Your Secrets

    Stealth Startups, Get Over Yourselves: Nobody Cares About Your Secrets

    When Preetam Mukherjee started Marcellus.tv in March 2007, his company was one of the very few players in the professional online video hosting space. He believed he was building a killer product that would become a blockbuster and would compete handily with the one established player in the space, Brightcove. To ensure that he wouldn’t tip off any potential competitors, he went into… Read More

  • Brightcove Teams Up With TubeMogul To Power Its Analytics

    Brightcove Teams Up With TubeMogul To Power Its Analytics

    When Brightcove released a major upgrade to its online video platform last month, one of the new set of features was better analytics. It turns out that Brightcove’s new video analytics suite is powered TubeMogul. Professional video publishers who use Brightcove can now measure things like the geographic distribution of their viewers, how many seconds they watch each video, their… Read More

  • Brightcove 4 Adds Support For The iPhone, Facebook, Live Video, And More

    Brightcove 4 Adds Support For The iPhone, Facebook, Live Video, And More

    It’s been about a year since Brightcove released the last upgrade to its professional online video platform with Brightcove 3. On Monday, it’s going to release Brightcove 4, and it’s a massive upgrade. Brightcove 4 now supports a native video player on the iPhone, in Facebook, and live video streaming on the Web. It’s got Twitter integration for sharing videos… Read More

  • Reality Digital Jumps Into The Online Video Platform Pool With Spotlight

    Reality Digital Jumps Into The Online Video Platform Pool With Spotlight

    Reality Digital, a provider of white-label social media platforms for brands, is introducing a new spin-off service today called Spotlight. With the new offering, the company makes its entry into the market of online video management and distribution platforms. This is growing into quite a saturated field with players like Ooyala, Brightcove, MIG69 and Swarmcast fighting hard for pieces of… Read More

  • Failblog, Engadget, and Joystiq Now Selling Video Ads Through Viddler AdWorks

    Failblog, Engadget, and Joystiq Now Selling Video Ads Through Viddler AdWorks

    Did you know that Failblog serves up 22 million video views per month, and Engadget gets at least 2.3 million monthly views for its gadget videos, while Joystiq gets another 2 million? All three blogs use Viddler, which is now selling ads directly for its top content providers though its just-launched Viddler AdWorks. Advertisers can see a directory of the top three dozen video producers… Read More

  • Joost, Meet The Competition.  Magnify.Net Sees Growth In White Label Video Platform

    Joost, Meet The Competition. Magnify.Net Sees Growth In White Label Video Platform

    With the news surrounding the implosion of Joost and the startup’s move towards providing white label video platforms for companies, we thought it would be a good idea to check in with one of Joost’s new competitors. As we wrote in our post about Joost’s prospects as a white label video community provider, there is already plenty of competition, including Brightcove… Read More

  • Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months (Updated)

    Yahoo Kills Maven: From Acquisition To Deadpool In 17 Months (Updated)

    At the beginning of last year, Yahoo made a fairly large acquisition with the purchase of online video distribution and advertising platform provider Maven Networks. Under the terms of the agreement, which we reported as a rumor the same day the papers were signed, the company acquired the startup for approximately $160 million. At the time, the press release touted the acquisition to lead to… Read More

  • Brightcove Brings Its Ad-Supported Videos To Vudu Set-Top Boxes

    Brightcove Brings Its Ad-Supported Videos To Vudu Set-Top Boxes

    Streaming video platform Brightcove has added another partner to its already-impressive group of associates. Vudu, purveyors of fine set-top boxes, have struck up a deal to stream Brightcove-associated content. Brightcove has, at last count, about twenty-one trillion API partners, and delivers video for big names like AOL and the NY Times. Those aren’t available on the Vudu box yet… Read More

  • Kyte Streams 50 Million Videos A Month.  Rolls Out iPhone Apps For MTV, NBA, And Others.

    Kyte Streams 50 Million Videos A Month. Rolls Out iPhone Apps For MTV, NBA, And Others.

    In an age when anyone with a video-capable cell phone can have their own TV channel on the Web, it is still the celebrities and rock stars who are getting all the views (just as on Twitter they get the most followers). Kyte CEO Daniel Graf knows this fact all too well. Of the 215,000 video channels on Kyte, nearly all are created by consumers, but only about 1,000 account for more than 90… Read More

  • Fliqz Raises Another $6 Million For Turnkey Video Platform Solutions

    Fliqz Raises Another $6 Million For Turnkey Video Platform Solutions

    White label video host Fliqz is adding more funding to its war chest in a Series C round led by Triangle Peak Partners and joined by Mohr Davidow Ventures, which had already invested $5.5 million into the company in a previous round. The third round brings the total financing for the company to $12.2 million. While the name is virtually impossible to remember, Fliqz has a solid offering… Read More