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  • Ooyala Testing Pay Per View With ABC

    Ooyala, a video platform for publishers, is testing a pay per view product with ABC for at least one show, we’ve learned. ABC’s 10 things I hate about you currently shows a 2 minute preview on the ABC Family website, and then displays a message that the full episode can be purchased for $0.99. Paypal is the only pay option. If you click on it, a confirmation page pops up… 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

  • Ooyala: We're All Set To Deliver Video On The iPad

    Just because the iPad won’t support Flash doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to watch any videos on the highly anticipated Apple device. Video platform company Ooyala, for one, this morning said it will support full video delivery to iPad when it launches on April 3rd. The company added that its integration with iPad will help newspaper and magazine publishers create… Read More

  • 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


    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

  • Ooyala scores partnership with Telegraph Media Group, will power its video content

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ooyala Brings In Jay Fulcher As New CEO

    Last month we reported that Silicon Valley based Ooyala, a service that manages video streaming for websites, was looking for a new CEO to take the business to the next level. Today they’ll be announcing that new CEO – former Agile Software CEO Jay Fulcher is now the CEO of Ooyala, and his first day on the job was today. Founding CEO Bismarck Lepe will remain on board as President… Read More

  • Ooyala Hits Profitability In A Crowded Market, Looking For A New CEO

    Silicon Valley based Ooyala, a service that manages video streaming for websites, hit an important milestone last month – positive cash flow. The company was founded by ex Googlers Bismarck Lepe, Sean Knapp and Belsasar Lepe in 2007 and has raised just $10 million in funding. And now they’re considering the hire of a new CEO, we’ve confirmed. Bismarck Lepe, the current CEO… Read More

  • 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)

    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

  • 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

  • Ex-Googlers' Video Platform Ooyala Launches Powerful Analytics Software

    Ooyala, a video platform founded by two seasoned Google veterans, has launched a powerful new analytics backend for its service that it calls Backlot Analytics. The new analytics software allows content providers to get an extremely detailed data on their users’ viewing behaviors, helping them tweak their ad placement and future content selection. Backlot Analytics will be available as… Read More