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.

Vimeo Launches "PlusStats" Video Analytics for Paid Members

Vimeo decided it was high time there were some super cool ultra-modern video analytics for Vimeo Plus users, so now you have them.  The analytics for Vimeo Plus users needed a nifty name because typing that all the time is tiring. So they've called it Vimeo ...

Harnessing Off-Site Videos To Increase E-Commerce Visibility

Videos' impact on search rankings has been discussed here rather extensively in the past.  A few months ago we interviewed Search Engine Marketing and Optimization veteran Bruce Clay who helps clarify the importance of on-site videos for search rankings.

How Sorenson Media Supports McCain’s New Video Campaign

ReelSEO's Grant Crowell interview the company behind Senator John McCain's new online video program – Sorenson Media's CEO and CTO Peter Csathy and Mike Flanders.

Brightcove Experiences Mobile Video With Flash Player 10.1

Brightcove recently announced that they will support the upcoming release of Adobe's Flash Player 10.1. Brightcove's new optimized mobile version of the company's cloud-based online video platform, dubbed the "Mobile Experience," will utilize Adobe's Flash 10.1 player to reproduce the Brightcove player experience on smartphones.

Online Video Platform Solutions Focus On Video SEO Goodness

Validation feels good ;-)  What do I mean by this?  Well, over the past year, many of the online video platforms that we write about, have begun to focus a bit on helping their customers deploy videos that are more search engine friendly.  I imagine ...

Veeple Launches Search Engine Friendly Video Embed Codes

Today - Veeple, an online video platform that we've covered in the past, announced a new feature for their customers which helps a bit with the long-standing issue of Flash and SEO. They have modified their video embed codes to provide alternative text content for ...

Web Video Hosting Platforms Comparison Tool - VidCompare

Web Video Hosting Platforms Comparison Tool   VidCompare

I know that many of our readers are fans of using YouTube as a video hosting platform.  While I completely agree that almost everyone should leverage YouTube itself for its massive audience, and while there are clearly some benefits to using YouTube, (mainly - it ...

Vimeo Takes It All On The Road

Vimeo recently announced that their clever developers have finished up a way for your videos to be mobile. Yes, including iPhone, iPod Touch, Android and Palm Pre.

Vimeo To Launch Support for 1080p Full HD Video

The pipes that form the backbone of the information superhighway are about to get a bit less empty.  After a lively forum post on Vimeo about 1080p support, Vimeo has decided that they will begin accepting and hosting 1080p video. What's that mean for you?

Brightcove Reaches Home Audience Via Internet-connected TV

Brightcove is expanding their reach to the couch thanks to newly announced tools that will enable customers to create immersive, branded video experiences for Internet-connected television sets and other Internet-connected consumer electronics powered by the Yahoo! Widget Engine.

Maximize ECommerce ROI With “Smart” Product Video Banners

Featuring videos on product pages is becoming an important and popular tool to enhance shoppers' experience and increase sales. There's a new breed of "smart" video banners that take this technique to the next level by ensuring that e-commerce retailers showcase the top-performing product videos.

Episodic's Noam Lovinsky: Web Video Hosting is a Maturing Market

Episodics Noam Lovinsky: Web Video Hosting is a Maturing Market

At Streaming Media West 2009, I spoke with Noam Lovinsky, CEO and Founder of Episodic, which recently launched as an online video platform in a crowded market for both live and on-demand content. The San Francisco, California-based company has been around for two years but has kept ...

Video Monetization Via Pay Per View - Ooyala Interview

Video Monetization Via Pay Per View   Ooyala Interview

I Interviewed Bismarck Lepe, Founder and President of Products for the online video platform Ooyala, about how their solution also allows content providers to make money from their "premium" video content via subscription models and pay-per-video (PPV) models – or what I refer to as, ...

Is An Open Source Online Video Platform Right for You?

Is An Open Source Online Video Platform Right for You?

I Interview with Ron Yekutiel, Chair, Co-Founder & CEO of Kaltura, and he gave his best sales pitch on why he says you should do an open-source online video platform (particularly theirs, of course.;-) But is an open-source video platform solution what you need, or ...

Cloudy With A 100% Chance of Amazon Streaming Video

Amazon has servers around the world and they offer no-contract, hassle-free static content delivery, or rather they did. Now they also offer streaming server technology which means you don't have to. Is this a big deal?