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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 […]

Ooyala joins SRT Alliance

Ooyala has joined the SRT Alliance, an organisation set up to support the open-source video transport protocol and technology stack, SRT (Secure Reliable Transport). SRT is designed to enable the delivery of high-quality and secure low-latency video across the public internet, optimising streaming performance and bringing the best-quality live video over even the worst-quality networks. […]

Ooyala’s management buys out company from Telstra

Ooyala’s management have completed its buyout of the company, after owner Telstra wrote down the value of the video business to zero earlier this year. The Australian telecoms company said that the agreement comes with sharing arrangements for Telstra if Ooyala achieves profitable growth and is sold in the future. Ooyala CEO, Jonathan Huberman, added […]

Super RTL taps Ooyala for OTT delivery

Super RTL, the German kids channel co-owned by Disney and RTL, has partnered Ooyala to help simplify the delivery of its content to over-the-top platforms. Ooyala is delivering an end-to-end solution in partnership with Germany-based Logic Media Solutions and Microsoft Azure Media Services. “Today’s broadcasters and media companies typically face the question of whether to […]

Ooyala and MPP Global partner for internet video monetisation

Video technology provider Ooyala has partnered with subscription platform MPP Global in an effort to let broadcasters and video providers easily monetise OTT and IPTV video services. “Between the capabilities of MPP Global’s eSuite platform and Ooyala’s comprehensive suite of software, we believe we can combine to help our customers deliver media experiences that are […]

Ooyala: digital content ‘driving viewing off the TV’

The explosion of digital content is “helping to drive viewing off the TV” with mobile devices accounting for 60.3% of video starts in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to Ooyala. The company’s Global Video Index Q4 2017 report claims that mobile video plays could soon reach – and potentially exceed – a 70% market […]

Ooyala Video Index: 58% of video plays occur on mobile

More than 58% of video plays globally occurred on mobile devices in the third quarter of 2017, with that figure due to rise to 60% in mid-2018, according to Ooyala. The video technology company’s Q3 2017 Global Video Index recorded a sixth consecutive quarter in which mobile devices accounted for more than 50% of all […]

ZoneTV taps Ooyala for channels launch

US best-of-the-web channel provider ZoneTV has hired Ooyala to provide technology to enable it to automate the curation of its content into customisable channels ahead of the launch of the service in the autumn. ZoneTV has licensed web content which will curate into specialized channels delivered to pay-TV subscribers. Ooyala’s technology will enable consumers to […]

Ooyala names new COO

Online video technology specialist Ooyala has named Mike Nikzad as its chief operating officer. Nikzad will be responsible for leading daily operations of the business with emphasis on Ooyala’s product lifecycle, including inception, development, delivery, support, and all customer deployments. Prior to Ooyala, Nikzad was the COO of Syncplicity, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company for enterprise […]

Ooyala: mobile now accounts for 57% of all video plays

Mobile viewing accounted for nearly 57% of all video plays worldwide in Q1 2017 marking an all-time high for video use on smartphones and tablets, according to new research. The Ooyala Q1 2017 Global Video Index said that mobile video plays reached 56.47% in Q1 – with smartphone plays accounting for 46.9% and tablet plays […]

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