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.

As the Online Video Platform Market Crowds, Smart Companies Adapt

As the Online Video Platform Market Crowds, Smart Companies Adapt

There's no hiding the fact that the Online Video Platform (OVP) space is crowded, even more so than the Content Delivery Network (CDN) space was three years ago when the CDNs marched fearlessly down the inevitable path of commoditization. Today there are over 90 streaming ...

YouTube Testing New Video Player With Black Progress Bar

YouTube Testing New Video Player With Black Progress Bar

Last night my wife called me in from the other room to show me a YouTube video she found hilarious. I think it was cat-related, but honestly don't remember. What I do remember is that the bar at the bottom of the video--where the play ...

Brightcove Moves Beyond Video With Mobile Development Platform, App Cloud

Brightcove Moves Beyond Video With Mobile Development Platform, App Cloud

Brightcove has been a trusted provider of video hosting, distribution, and monetization for publishers and brands for several years. This morning, at their Brightcove Play 2011 conference, CEO and founder, Jeremy Allaire, unveiled a new product aimed at giving publishers the same kind of customizable ...

BrightCove, 5Min Media Team for Online Video Syndication

BrightCove, 5Min Media Team for Online Video Syndication

Brightcove and 5min Media (part of AOL) have strengthened their relationship to give Brightcove users access to the entire 5min video library. If you have a Pro of Enterprise account at Brightcove, you can now publish 5Min content through your dashboard and participate in upcoming ...

Blip.tv Relaunches as Center for Original Web Series

Blip.tv Relaunches as Center for Original Web Series

Blip.tv was what? I forget, oh right, a video sharing site for content producers, now I remember (yes, I'm joking here... I know Blip). Well, it seems they decided that it was too close to competing with YouTube or to hard to do so and ...

PBS Picks RAMP for Expanded Video and Content Navigation

PBS Picks RAMP for Expanded Video and Content Navigation

PBS, the Public Broadcasting Service, just chose RAMP as its service of choice for video navigation and search. I hope RAMP gave them a good deal since public broadcasting is likely to lose much of its Federal Funding if certain members of the US Government ...

How to Use Video to Improve Conversions, Reduce Returns & Increase Profits

How to Use Video to Improve Conversions, Reduce Returns & Increase Profits

When you prepared your marketing budget for the current fiscal year, no doubt it was shaped by your objectives to drive traffic and convert those visits to sales.  These traffic driving activities can be costly if you are not converting so it's essential that your ...

Is YouTube's Piracy Problem Holding Up Movie Rental Deals With Studios?

Is YouTubes Piracy Problem Holding Up Movie Rental Deals With Studios?

The latest rumors coming out of The Wrap suggest that YouTube's new movie rental service (one of the worst-kept secrets of the web) is being held up by two or three Hollywood studios that have yet to ink a deal with the video giant. The ...

YouTube to Launch Major New Movies-On-Demand Service?

YouTube to Launch Major New Movies On Demand Service?

There are rumors swirling that YouTube is about to roll out a new movie streaming service sometime this week. Media outlets such as Engadget are quoting The Wrap, which claims to have insider sources---anonymous, of course---suggesting that the video giant has finally wrapped up deals with all ...

After User Backlash, Google Video Gets Temporary Reprieve

After User Backlash, Google Video Gets Temporary Reprieve

Last week Google announced that they were shutting down Google Video and that users had until April 29th (this coming Friday) to download their content if they wanted to keep it. I think I joked to Mark at the time, that, "if there are any ...

Is Apple Building Their Own YouTube Competitor (iVideo)?

Is Apple Building Their Own YouTube Competitor (iVideo)?

Steve Rosenbaum, the CEO of Magnify.net and the author of Curation Nation, has an interesting editorial piece over at The Huffington Post today where he suggests an intriguing new service might be in the works at Apple: a YouTube killer. He cites several pieces of ...

Google Video To Close, All Videos To Be Removed By Mid-May

Google Video To Close, All Videos To Be Removed By Mid May

In a move that should surprise no one, Google Video hosting is sailing off into the sunset. In a way, it was inevitable. Ever since Google purchased YouTube back in 2006, they haven't really had much need or reason to give attention to Google Video--and ...

Who is JW? A Documentary of an Online Video Superhero

Who is JW? A Documentary of an Online Video Superhero

Jeroen "JW" Wijering is an online video pioneer, Chief Digital Architect of LongTail Video and the creator of the Internet's most popular and ubiquitous media players, the JW Players, which have generated millions of downloads since their launch in 2005.

Vimeo Finally Launches iPhone App & It's Totally Worth The Wait

Vimeo Finally Launches iPhone App & Its Totally Worth The Wait

Vimeo has been working on an iPhone app for a long time, determined to make it as good as possible. And from the sound of it, they've succeeded, which means the wait has been worth it. Today Vimeo has released a free iPhone app that ...

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, ...