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 […]

Ooyala sues Brightcove claiming ‘misappropriation of trade secrets’

Video technology provider Ooyala has filed a lawsuit against rival Brightcove, alleging “deliberate and willful misappropriation of proprietary trade secrets”. The suit accuses Brightcove of using customer contact lists, confidential sales pitches and pricing, marketing plans and corporate strategies to “undermine and exploit Ooyala’s business dealings and sales efforts” throughout Latin America. Ooyala said in […]

Ooyala appoints new chief executive

Ooyala has appointed the former CEO of software-as-a-service company Syncplicity, Jonathan Huberman, as its new chief executive. Huberman took up the role effective April 18 and will focus on the future growth of Ooyala and strengthening its market leadership. Former CEO, Ramesh Srinivasan, joined hospitality software and solutions firm Agilysys in January having exited Ooyala […]

Mobile to account for 60% of online video views this quarter

Mobile represented 54% of all online video viewing in Q4 2016 and is tipped to hit nearly 60% in Q1 2017, according to new research by Ooyala. The online video platform provider said that long-form content continues to grow on mobile devices, representing 47% of all mobile plays in the fourth quarter, outpacing short-form video […]

Sky taps Ooyala for syndicated Premier League clips

UK pay TV operator Sky has tapped Telstra-owned online video platform provider Ooyala to automate the global syndication of clips for Sky Sports with Ooyala Flex, its media logistics solution. Sky Sports will use Ooyala’s platform deliver Premier League in-game clips and highlight packages for online and linear consumption to 40 international licensee partners. Sky […]

Ooyala powering Toca TV kids SVOD service

Ooyala is powering all video for Toca TV, the recently launched video streaming service from Sweden-based kids interactive app specialist Toca Boca. Technology partner Ooyala is delivering Toca Boca’s video library of original and curated content, while content recommendation technology, Ooyala Discovery, is included in the service. Using analytics from Ooyala IQ, Toca Boca can […]

Ooyala launches AppStudio

Telstra-owned OTT TV specialist Ooyala has teamed up with Massive Interactive to launch Ooyala AppStudio, a new platform to enable video providers to build and deploy app and web-based entertainment services. The AppStudio is designed to enable providers to deploy OTT services with simple interfaces without the need to hire technical staff to build or […]

Programmatic drives video ad growth, mobile viewing rising sharply

Growth in the amount of video ad slots available programmatically helped drive a 74% increase in paid ad impressions online in the first quarter, according to research by online video platform provider Ooyala. Ooyala also found widespread use of ad blocking, and recommended investment in ad reinsertion technology to combat this. Separately, the Video Index […]

Ooyala opens Chennai office

Ooyala is opening an office in Chennai, expanding its presence in India in a bid to “fuel innovation” and “expand global reach”. The Telstra-owned video publishing, analytics and monetisation firm said that it plans to hire people for the new office in roles spanning engineering, product development, operations, IT, professional services and technical support. Ooyala […]