Glam Media, Inc., the pioneer of vertical content networks and number one in reach for women online, and Brightcove, the leading global Internet TV platform, today announced a partnership that will enable Brightcove media customers to distribute ad-supported video content to Glam Media's network of more than 64 million monthly uniques. The partnership leverages Glam Media's new flagship service GlamTV, unveiled today in a separate announcement, which allows publishers in the Glam Network to access rights-cleared content and indie videos tightly packaged with brand advertising for their web sites
Brightcove media customers, who represent some of the most highly sought-after premium news and entertainment programming on the Web, will be able to distribute video content to Glam Media's vertical content network of 500+ trusted and influential web sites and blogs. Glam Media's publishers can access premium, rights-cleared content that is tightly packaged with brand advertising. Both Brightcove and Glam Media focus on enabling media companies to control distribution and reach of digital content based on their needs or distribution rights.
"Glam has amassed a content network that reaches an audience that is key for brand building and highly desirable to marketers," said Brightcove chairman and CEO, Jeremy Allaire. "The partnership with Glam will open the door to exciting new distribution opportunities for our customers who can take advantage of the additional reach while at the same time retaining control over their advertising."
"Brightcove's Internet TV platform has become a standard among major media companies distributing high-quality commercial programming on the Web," said Glam Media chairman and CEO, Samir Arora. "It only makes sense to establish a connection between the Brightcove platform and GlamTV, which will bring in-demand video programming to the 500+ lifestyle sites in our vertical content network that these sites can use to enhance their online offerings and unlock additional value."
Brightcove's Internet TV platform is the market-leading software as a service (SaaS) solution for online video players, distribution, and advertising used by media companies across North America, Europe and Asia. Brightcove counts among its customers television broadcasters, newspaper and magazine publishers, and music entertainment companies that use the Brightcove service to reach over 135 million unique online video users every month with hundreds of millions of video streams.
GlamTV allows publishers to leverage traditional media and indie videos for their web sites to deepen engagement with online audiences and expand business opportunities. Media companies offering their content at the launch of GlamTV include E! Online, CelebTV, Sony BMG's "MyPlay.com," and TV Guide Broadband. With its focus on brand advertisers, Glam is able to tightly package the content with ads for hyper-targeted audiences using Glam Media's Digital-Primetime(TM) technology. In addition, Glam will also selectively offer the GlamTV Platform as a service to other high quality and targeted vertical network publishers not in the Glam Publisher Network — opening up Glam's highly regarded publisher media services for the first time to independent publishers targeting women.