The evolution of streaming – listen to the latest episode of TV Watch

The latest episode of Digital TV Europe’s podcast TV Watch is now available to stream wherever you get your podcasts. In the latest episode, industry veteran Marc DeBevoise – recently hired as CEO of video delivery platform Brightcove – talks to DTVE about his experience of the streaming revolution. DeBevoise has over 20 years of […]

Brightcove names chief revenue officer

Streaming technology outfit Brightcove has named Dan Freund as chief revenue officer, effective August 1. Freund will be responsible for all aspects of Brightcove’s revenue performance, including managing its global sales and customer success organizations and executing its go-to-market strategy. He will report directly to Brightcove’s CEO Marc DeBevoise, and will focus on growing Brightcove’s global footprint, according […]

Brightcove hires ViacomCBS digital chief as CEO

Online video platform operator Brightcove has announced the appointment of former ViacomCBS digital head Marc DeBevoise as its new CEO. The exec will assume responsibilities on March 28, and will succeed Jeff Ray, who will retire from his role as CEO and board director at the end of March. DeBevoise brings over 20 years of […]

Brightcove announces acquisition of Wicket Labs

Massachusetts-based online video platform operator Brightcove has announced the acquisition of audience insights company Wicket Labs. Brightcove said that the acquisition of Wicket Labs will provide its customers with access to content and subscriber insights to make data-driven decisions to improve subscriber acquisition, conversions, engagement, and retention. In particular, the Brightcove platform will feature insights […]

JW Player names ex-Brightcove exec as CTO

Video software and data insights platform JW Player has named David LaPalomento as its chief technology officer. The company said the appointment would accelerate its product innovation leveraging the recent infusion of US$100 million in Series E funding from LLR Partners. LaPalomento previously spent a decade at Brightcove, building an engineering team to modernise its […]

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 […]

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