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Brightcove launches dual screen app solution for Apple TV

Online video technology company Brightcove has launched a new dual screen app platform for Apple TV.

The App Cloud Dual-Screen solution is designed to enable media companies to develop iPhone and iPad apps that can be used to control content, data and information delivered to a TV. The solution takes advantage of Apple’s AirPlay wireless streaming technology.

The solution will be included in Brightcove’s new App Cloud software development kit and available to the open source community. The availability of the dual-screen solution coincides with Brightcove’s introduction of App Cloud Core, a free developer edition announced yesterday at the Brightcove PLAY 2012 global customer conference. App Cloud Core enables developers to build an unlimited number of mobile applications using HTML5 and JavaScript.

“The App Cloud Dual-Screen Solution for Apple TV opens the door to a new kind of content experience for the connected consumer that blends the rich contextual information that fans crave with HD television viewing,” said Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove chairman and chief executive officer. “App Cloud is transforming the iPad and iPhone app experience by marrying rich contextual content for mobile devices with online video viewing on the living room television.”