• Motorola Mobility Invests In Video Publishing Platform Ooyala

    Motorola Mobility Invests In Video Publishing Platform Ooyala

    After announcing a slew of new features on Facebook, video publishing platform Ooyala is announcing another bit of news today—a new investor. The venture arm of Motorola Mobility, which Google is in the process of acquiring for $12.5 billion, has made a strategic investment in Ooyala. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Ooyala specializes in hosting videos for… Read More

  • Ooyala Now Allows Publishers To Sell And Rent Premium Video On Facebook

    Ooyala Now Allows Publishers To Sell And Rent Premium Video On Facebook

    Video publishing platform Ooyala is adding a social component to its videos today with the launch of Ooyala Social, a new HD-quality Social TV experience that brings video sharing and and viewing to Facebook. Ooyala specializes in hosting videos for large corporate and media clients, such as the Telegraph Media Group, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Dell, General Mills, ESPN and TechCrunch. Read More

  • Ooyala Now Powering ESPN’s Billion-Plus Video Streams

    Ooyala Now Powering ESPN’s Billion-Plus Video Streams

    Today, Mountain View-based Ooyala, the fast-growing online video services provider, is announcing that it has landed a big content partner: The so-called “worldwide leader in sports”, ESPN. Those avid sports fans among us may have noticed some changes in the look and speed of videos on ESPN.com. Over the last few weeks, Ooyala has begun integrating its video technology into… Read More

  • TechCrunch TV Goes HD

    If you have been watching TechCrunch TV interviews lately, you may have noticed the videos are much sharper, crisper and much higher quality. The reason: we’ve gone HD. We are now using a new workflow with HD cameras and HD video switcher. Our shows from New York (Fly or Die and Founder Stories) have always been produced in HD at AOL Studios. But, now our San Francisco studio has… Read More

  • An Open Letter To All Companies Who Grew Revenue By 200% Last Year

    I loathe press releases like this one from Ooyala, who I must say is our trusted video platform provider in the interest of full disclosure. I’m singling the company out today, because I’m quite fed up, but this is an honest plea for every company that loves to tout growth without saying anything substantial to, please, stop doing that. So apparently Ooyala “grew revenue… 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

  • Ooyala Launches Video Paywall Powered By PayPal

    Video publishing platform Ooyala is launching a new product today, called Ooyala Paywall. The feature is exactly what it sounds like. Ooyala Paywall, which is powered by PayPal, allows publishers to implement a payment system to allow visitors view their videos. Ooyala, which just raised $22 million in funding, specializes in hosting videos for large corporate and media clients, such as… Read More

  • Video Publishing Platform Ooyala Raises $22 Million, Prepares For Major Asian Expansion

    Advertisers are not the only ones plowing money into the online video space with gusto, you can add large, international investors to that growing list. This morning, Ooyala announced a $22 million Series D round, led by the CID Group (Shanghai-based venture capital firm) and ITOCHU Technology Ventures (venture unit of the Tokyo-based ITOCHU). The round, which includes previous investors… Read More

  • Ooyala Expands Into Australia, Appoints Former Adobe Exec As Managing Director

    Premium streaming video service Ooyala, serving such influential media properties as Fremantle Media, Vice Magazine, Glam Media, Electronic Arts as well as yours truly, today announces its plan to expand its operations to Australia. To helm this initiative, the company has appointed former Adobe executive John Treloar as Managing Director for the Australia and New Zealand region. Founded by… Read More

  • Video monetization platform invideous scores funding, launches in-video micropayments

    Invideous, the online video monetization platform from London-based Swiffen, has left beta, adding support for in-video payments of content hosted by Brightcove and JW player. The new feature supplements its existing video hotspot ad and e-commerce offering. The startup has also announced new funding in the “low six figures” from private investors from the digital and… Read More