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.

Brightcove Embraces HTML5, Passes On Theora Support

Brightcove recently announced that they're on the HTML 5 bandwagon (yah team!) and that they're now offering  HTML5 compatibility for their clients. They call HTML5 implementation cost-prohibitive which makes me wonder just how much work it would be to implement it. I think I smell …

CBS Testing HTML5 Video Tag for IPad Support

Several sites on the web (The Other Mac Blog, MacRumors) noted that CBS.com had posted some iPad test videos. At first glance you might be confused as they show up in a standard Flash player, but MacRumors did some further digging and uncovered some HTML5 …

LiveClicker Launches Interactive HTML5 Video for E-Commerce

When the HTML5 news rains, it pours. Today we have news that video commerce platform provider Liveclicker has released the industry's first HTML5 player supporting interactive video commerce. The player is already live on Onlineshoes.tv for Chrome, Safari, and iPhone users, and is expected to …

Kaltura Helps To Spread The Word About HTML5

Hot hot hot on the heels of the IE9 HTML 5/H.264 news is an announcement from Kaltura that they're teaming up with some others to start some new open video initiatives, specifically in regards to HTML 5

Brightcove Lands EMI In Exclusive Video Distribution Deal

Today Brightcove has announced that they have formalized a content agreement with EMI Music to be the premier provider of online video distribution services for the entire corporation.  That adds EMI to the list of major labels already partnering with Brightcove, including Sony, Universal, and …

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 …

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