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.

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?

Vzaar - Making Commercial Web Video Hosting Simple

Vzaar   Making Commercial Web Video Hosting Simple

Vzaar.com is a lot of things. First off, they're a sponsor here at ReelSEO. That  affects me not since I'm just a freelance contributor but because Mark wanted to make sure it was mentioned. Second, probably first to them, it's an online service that lets ...

Jeremy Allaire of BrightCove - Video Will Be Ubiquitous

Jeremy Allaire of BrightCove   Video Will Be Ubiquitous

We interviewed Jeremy Allaire, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Brightcove at the Streaming Media West 2009 show and talked with the online video industry thought leader about his company's vision that "video would become as ubiquitous and pervasive as text on the web." What we've seen happening over the ...

Video As An Effective Sales Tool - Interview With Sorenson

Video As An Effective Sales Tool   Interview With Sorenson

At the Streaming Media West show a few weeks back, we interviewed Eric Quanstrom, VP of Marketing and Strategy for Sorenson Media.  Eric talks with Grant Crowell about a common theme that a lot of discussion was centered around at Streaming Media, namely, monetization of ...

Internet Video Publishing Advice, Best Practices and Tips

Last month, I had the pleasure of speaking on several panels at PubCon 2009, an industry trade show put on by WebMasterWorld that is programmed specifically for web professionals and website site owners. My favorite, was a session titled, "Best Practices for Video Creation, Integration and ...

JW Player 5.0 Launches With Some Huge Upgrades

JW Player 5.0 Launches With Some Huge Upgrades

At Streaming Media West a few weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeroen Wijering, one of my "heroes" in the online video space. I know, I know - hero? Seriously Mark? Yes! Jeroen is the creator of the most popular open source video player around, ...

Benjamin Wayne of Fliqz On Video SEO

Benjamin Wayne of Fliqz On Video SEO

Online video solutions provider Fliqz has just launched a new search engine optimization service for its customers along with a whitepaper all about hosted video SEO.  We caught up with Benjamin Wayne, the CEO of Fliqz, at the Online Video Platform Summit and asked him ...

HTML 5 Won't Kill Adobe Flash Video Player

HTML 5 Wont Kill Adobe Flash Video Player

Let's face it, people, for some unknown reason, want HTML 5 to crush Flash. But as far as I'm concerned, it just won't happen and here's why.

Kaltura Grows A Longtail

Everyone remembers that Kaltura makes the first open source online video platform right? The Kaltura Community Edition. Well now they're beginning to expand that with new deals, this time around it's with LongTail video, the open source video player.

BitGravity - A Cool, Quick Embeddable Player + Major Content Delivery Network

Need to embed a video in a site super-duper fast? Why not try the 3 form version of Bitgravity Player 6. Give it a video URL, width and height and you're all set. But is it truly that easy?

What To Consider When Shopping for An Online Video Platform

These days the pickins are abundant in the online video platform space, with over 60 pure-play, on-demand online video platform providers (OVPs) offering businesses top-to-bottom video solutions including content ingestion of any format, encoding to multiple formats, storage, content management, monetization, analytics, and playback in ...

Media Myth Busters: Urban Legends of User Experience

Prabakar Sundarrajan, CTO and co-founder of Ankeena Networks talks about the online video delivery experience, myths, and expectations. The new media user experience, specifically video, leaves a lot to be desired.  With the huge growth of online media, end-users are able to view their media ...

Video Delivery Network – Sorenson 360 (Part 2)

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Quanstrom, VP of Marketing for Sorenson Media about their online video delivery network, Sorenson 360.  In part 1 of my interview, I asked Eric about what their company believes are the essentials for ...