Streaming continues to dominate in new report

Consumers may be ‘permanently shifting away from linear TV’ a new report has said. According to the latest global video index from Brightcove, streaming has become the go-to choice for viewing, with connected TVs in particular seeing a surge in use. CTV views increased by 428% in the first half of the year versus H1 […]

Brightcove launches new SaaS-based OTT platform

Cloud tech provider Brightcove has announced the launch of its latest SaaS-based OTT platform. The product, called Brightcove Beacon, is designed to help pay TV providers stay relevant to their audiences by allowing them to simultaneously launch content on multiple platforms. The company says that the product also enables multiple paths to monetisation, including advertising, […]

Half of global video consumption is mobile

Over 50% of consumption of video is taking place on mobile devices, smartphones and tablets. According to the Q2 Global Video Index report from Brightcove, a total of 53% of video worldwide is being consumed in this way, with smartphones seeing a year-over-year growth from 38% to 45%. The concentration of mobile viewing is largely […]

Ooyala focuses on Flex After US$15m asset sale to Brightcove

Brightcove, a leading provider of cloud services for video, has completed the US$15 million (€13.4 million) acquisition of the online video platform business of cloud video tech firm Ooyala. As a result, Ooyala will now devote its energies to the workflow aspect of its business. Ooyala CEO Jonathan Huberman said: “With this transaction, Ooyala’s sole […]

Brightcove buys Ooyala’s online video platform business for US$15m

Brightcove has agreed to buy Ooyala’s online video platform (OVP) business for roughly US$15 million. Brightcove said it plans to integrate aspects of Ooyala’s technology into its platform to provide a “more robust global offering”. As part of the deal, Brightcove will acquire Ooyala’s video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its […]

Brightcove: millennials more satisfied with streaming services

Millennial viewers feel “far more satisfied” watching content through streaming services compared to broadcast or cable networks, according to research by Brightcove. The video technology provider’s 2018 Global Consumer Streaming Habits Survey found that 68% of people aged 19-36 said that streaming services continually provide content they want to watch, compared to 55% who feel […]

OTT TV value ‘yet to convince’ South-East Asia users

The value of OTT TV services has yet to fully convince viewers in key south-east Asian markets to sign up, according to research carried out by YouGov for Brightcove. According to the Asia OTT Television Research Report 2018, which covers India, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore, OTT TV consumers in the region are highly […]

Brightcove powers Indian OTT service SonyLIV

Brightcove is powering Sony Pictures Networks India’s premium over-the-top streaming service, SonyLIV, the company has announced. Brightcove’s video platform underpins SonyLIV’s on-demand video experience, ensuring viewers in India can watch across devices including web, mobile, and connected TV screens. Sony Pictures Networks claims SonyLIV’s line-up of movies, TV shows, sports, music and originals is watched by […]

Brightcove appoints new CEO

Video delivery and monetisation company Brightcove has appointed Jeff Ray, the former chief executive of education software company Ellucian, as its new CEO. Ray succeeds acting CEO Andy Feinberg, who has led the company since the departure of former chief executive officer David Mendels last summer. Feinberg will now revert back to his previous role […]

Mongol TV launches global OTT TV service

Mongolia’s leading free-to-air TV channel Mongol TV has launched a new OTT TV streaming service using technology from Brightcove. The new service, Ori TV, provides live and on-demand content to viewers worldwide. The service uses Brightcover’s OTT Flow platform, powered by Accedo. Other technology partners for the service include Cleeng, which provides subscriber management technology. […]

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