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 Enhances HTML5 Monetization Across Multiple Platforms

Brightcove Enhances HTML5 Monetization Across Multiple Platforms

Trying to get ads to play across a variety of platforms: desktop, mobile, tablet, etc. can be a headache. Everything uses a different browser or operating system, and ad networks need something that can help bridge the gap so that their ads play cleanly across all devices. Brightcove is announcing an advancement in HTML5 video monetization.

Fresh News Videos for Web Publishers with New Wochit Platform

Fresh News Videos for Web Publishers with New Wochit Platform

Wochit has started a platform by which web publishers can get fresh, constantly-updating videos to their website. And generate revenue. With partnerships from Grab Media to Reuters, Wochit is looking to become a major source for video news by hooking up partners with their new platform.

Blip Studios & The Movement Towards Original Video Content Programming: Interview with Steve Woolf

Blip Studios & The Movement Towards Original Video Content Programming: Interview with Steve Woolf

Back in June, Blip.tv launched Blip Studios, getting into the original video content game and positioning themselves to work with brands, talent, and independent producers, where before, they only served as a video hosting and destination site.  With the new launch, they promoted VP of ...

Chill Direct to Sell DRM-Free Content, Discovery Rules Are Still the Same

Chill Direct to Sell DRM Free Content, Discovery Rules Are Still the Same

We spoke to Chill recently at Vidcon.  Chill is a social video-discovery site where people share videos, and as a user you can "follow" someone who shares particularly good videos.  It all comes down to who you trust, as you are more likely to watch ...

Vimeo Previews Their Pay-to-View Movie Service with Six Awesome Documentary Films

Vimeo Previews Their Pay to View Movie Service with Six Awesome Documentary Films

Back in September, we got to talk to Vimeo and they announced Tip Jar, a monetization strategy in which people could elect to leave some money for a well-liked video.  During this announcement, they also mentioned they would have a Pay-to-View service ready for 2013.  ...

FREE WHITEPAPER: How Users Discover Video Content & How Recommendations Affect Monetization

FREE WHITEPAPER: How Users Discover Video Content & How Recommendations Affect Monetization

Ooyala has some pretty good offerings in their online video solutions arsenal and now, they've got another one, a new video recommendations system. To help everyone get a better grip on the power of these systems, we worked together to put out a new, free ...

Vimeo Announces Custom Thumbnails, Dropbox Integration For Video Sharing & Uploading

Vimeo Announces Custom Thumbnails, Dropbox Integration For Video Sharing & Uploading

Awhile back we published a long list of tools that help you send large files, like video, over the internet.  One of those, and actually by far and away the most popular one, is Dropbox.  Well, exciting news for Vimeo users: you can now use ...

Monetize Your Online Video Content With These Paywall Solutions!

Monetize Your Online Video Content With These Paywall Solutions!

I have been working on this article for some time, since I came to realize that there was no information on their site about getting set up, how much it cost or even where to look. There's so much information to plow through and the ...

Brightcove Dual-Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi-Screen Future of Online Video?

Brightcove Dual Screen Offering Foreshadows the Multi Screen Future of Online Video?

Two announcements from Brightcove today got me a thinking about the future. The first hooks TV up to a second screen for simultaneous, additional content display and the second allows you to publish content to that second screen. The bigger picture, no pun intended, is ...

Five Benefits of Integrating Video into Your Website's CMS: Brightcove Bright Ideas

Five Benefits of Integrating Video into Your Websites CMS: Brightcove Bright Ideas

Many website owners struggle with handling video content as a standard part of their website content workflow. Brightcove, in their May Bright Ideas installment talks about the importance of doing just that and Jeff Whatcott talks with Shiri Friedman, Manager of Technology Partnerships at Brightcove. ...

Online Video Advertisers Can Connect with Audiences Through Metrics

Online Video Advertisers Can Connect with Audiences Through Metrics

Brightroll, this week, announced a new dashboard-based offering called AudienceConnect which gives in-flight audience measurement and optimization in a single place. It ties into Brightroll TAG, which is the Total Audience Guarantee, powered by comScore Campaign Essentials or Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings (OCR). Altogether, Brightroll is ...

Brightcove Integrates WideVine DRM, Adds Paywall Solution

Brightcove Integrates WideVine DRM, Adds Paywall Solution

It's the NAB Show everyone! No, I'm not there. Yes, I know I should be. Don't remind me. Anyway, Brightcove rolled out a series of announcements and so I rolled them into one big post for you to catch you up on all the new ...

Auto Makers Latest to See Value in Personalized Video Ads

Auto Makers Latest to See Value in Personalized Video Ads

Over the past few months I've talked about personalized video ads from products like Mixpo's SmartVideo and now Eyeview, who's been pulling down some serious investor cash to develop its personalized video advertising technology which has not caught on among auto industry leaders like Mazda, ...

Video is Now Working: Publishers & Advertisers Get it, and Taboola is Proof

Video is Now Working: Publishers & Advertisers Get it, and Taboola is Proof

The video industry is growing fast. According to eMarketer video advertising on its own is considered to have the fastest growth trajectory versus all other online ad formats and is expected to surpass rich media display in terms of total ad spending. As David Hallerman, eMarketer principal analyst put it, "...the growing ...

Vzaar Launches Customizable, Branded Video Landing Pages

Vzaar Launches Customizable, Branded Video Landing Pages

Everyone offers a customizable video player experience and that's what we've come to expect from our online video platforms. Today, Vzaar takes that notion one step further and is now offering a completely customizable video pages allowing you to brand not just the video player ...