Video Platforms & Solutions

Information about online video hosting platforms and video streaming platforms (OVP) and online video companies. Coverage of the business of online video, video platform startups, and other internet video platforms. Ongoing industry coverage of the video hosing providers, video CMS platforms, video advertising platforms, internet sharing platforms and other video platforms dedicated to publishing and monetizing web video.

Vid.ly Universal Video URL Service Goes Public Beta

Vid.ly Universal Video URL Service Goes Public Beta

A while back I wrote about the new vid.ly service from Encoding.com. Well they have been working on it for some time now and today it's ready to throw open its doors and welcome in the public for the rest of the beta period. Vid.ly, …

JW Player 5.5 Gets HTML5 Javascript Plugin Support, HTML5-Specific Configuration

JW Player 5.5 Gets HTML5 Javascript Plugin Support, HTML5 Specific Configuration

Longtail Video announced that JW Player 5.5 is available and features a whole new set of features specifically for HTML5 including a new JavaScript plugin model, and mode-specific configuration options. That now means you should be able to embed once and cover a wide range …

Sorenson 360 v3: Video Sitemaps, WebM, and Facebook Tools

Sorenson 360 v3: Video Sitemaps, WebM, and Facebook Tools

Sorenson Media today announced a series of robust new features within the Sorenson 360 online video platform "version 3″, which they say will provide their customers with increased flexibility and customizability to improve delivery of dynamic video content across the Web, along with integrating new …

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Video for Your Website

The Pros and Cons of YouTube Video for Your Website

YouTube is most popular free technology platform and user-generated content site for hosting, sharing, and marketing video today. But is YouTube the right solution for a company's website video? Let's weigh the pros and cons based on the needs of companies serious about having a …

Leanin Sees Interest Rise With Awesome In-Video Facebook Social Integration

Leanin Sees Interest Rise With Awesome In Video Facebook Social Integration

LeanIn, which I have mentioned a few times in recent weeks, is seeing a rise in adoption of its service. What is LeanIn you ask? LeanIn is a revolutionary new way for viewers of TV and online video to interact with and discover content that …

Why a Professional Web Site Video Experience is Crucial for Business Marketing

Why a Professional Web Site Video Experience is Crucial for Business Marketing

After you spent the time and money on producing quality video for your Website, you need to also consider what's the best way to have that video have the best presentation and user experience possible? In this post I outline those companies and business models …

Another Video One Bites the Dust, VBrick Acquires Fliqz

Another Video One Bites the Dust, VBrick Acquires Fliqz

News of more consolidation within the online video platform space came earlier this week with the announcement that Emeryville, CA-based Fliqz has been acquired by enterprise IP video pioneer VBrick. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Wallingford, Conn.-based VBrick announced that it has acquired …

Vimeo Custom URLs, Enhanced Privacy & More Cool Stuff

Vimeo Custom URLs, Enhanced Privacy & More Cool Stuff

Vimeo must think it's still the holiday season, because they're still handing out gifts to the members of the Vimeo Plus user community like crazy. Specifically, they're increasing the size of individual video downloads and giving users the option to use custom URLs, as well …

Brightcove Sees Opportunity In Powering Government Video

Brightcove Sees Opportunity In Powering Government Video

Brightcove already provides one of the most robust and scalable video platforms in the world to big brand customers like Showtime, Reebok, or the Discovery Channel. While some brands prefer to use free services like YouTube, there is a growing market for the kind of …

Online Video Market Matures & Consolidation Continues: Triple-Play Acquisition: KickApps, Kewego and Kyte

Online Video Market Matures & Consolidation Continues: Triple Play Acquisition: KickApps, Kewego and Kyte

For anyone who has been following KIT digital's acquisition strategy, it's no secret that KIT has been on a buying spree over the last year purchasing online video technology companies. So, it should come as no surprise that the Prague-based video management solutions provider announced …

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