Brightcove reports 41% revenue spike, buys Zencoder

The Boston-based video platform supplier reported $21.6 million in revenue for its second quarter as a public company, while losses narrowed by 38 percent to $4.3 million. Brightcove also announced the $30 million purchase of cloud-based video encoding company Zencoder.

How recent digital media IPOs have fared

With huge anticipation around Facebook’s IPO, we decided look at how other digital media companies that have gone public over the past year have fared. Most have had a bumpy ride — and only one has had steady gains since its stock-market debut.

Brightcove IPOs, stock closes up 30%

Brightcove’s stock fared well on its IPO day, with shares trading at $14.30, which is 30 percent above the issue price of $11. Brightcove raised a total of $55 million with its IPO, issuing a total of 5 million shares.

Brightcove’s IPO: What you need to know

Brightcove just reiterated its desire to go public with an amended SEC filing. The company could raise as much as $59 million as it sells 5 million shares, but its filing also reveals that making money with online video is really, really hard.

Brightcove launches cloud-based mobile app platform

Brightcove isn’t just about video distribution anymore. It’s providing a new, cloud-based approach to creating mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. The new App Cloud product could provide a helpful new revenue stream, just as Brightcove is preparing for an IPO.

Vidyard raises $1.65M to get enterprise videos online

Startup Vidyard has raised $1.65 million in an effort to grow its platform for enterprise video distribution. The company hopes to take on existing companies like Brightcove and Ooyala as a way to manage, measure and monetize videos that businesses put on the Internet.

Brightcove’s IPO and the perils of online video

But those who have been waiting for the first big online video IPO might have to wait a little longer: That’s because Brightcove’s IPO will be modest in comparison to expectations many of us had for the company — and for the online video industry in general.

Former Tremor CEO founds social TV startup for sports

Tremor Media executive chairman Jason Glickman is working on a new company called Connected Sports Ventures. While still in stealth, the startup looks poised to change the way people watch sports by connecting their social activity on second-screen devices with what’s happening on the big screen.

Vimeo to take on Brightcove, Ooyala for video hosting

IAC’s video sharing site Vimeo now offers a pro product aimed at small and medium-sized businesses that want to host video without paying hundreds of dollars a month to do so. Priced at $199 a year, the service severely undercuts similar offerings from Brightcove or Ooyala.

LongTail Video goes freemium with Bits on the Run

LongTail Video has launched a new freemium model for online video distribution that aims to further commoditize the white-label video platform market. With the cost of bits falling, the startup hopes to control more video distribution, which will let it cash in on more advertising.

Brightcove Moves Mobile App Creation Into the Cloud

Brightcove is stepping beyond managing and distributing online video with a new product for easily creating iOS, Android and mobile web apps. The Brightcove App Cloud is designed to take the pain out of making content available through native apps on the most popular mobile platforms.

VidCaster: Like Tumblr for Professional Video Distribution

VidCaster seeks to take on Brightcove and Ooyala by taking the pain out of video distribution. While other platforms provide just a player, which requires separate web design and a CMS for the actual website, VidCaster enables customers to quickly create complete video sites in minutes.

Brightcove Awarded Patent For Digital Content Delivery

Brightcove announced Monday that it has been granted its first U.S. patent, covering the publishing and distribution of digital media online. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,925,973 to Brightcove, giving some backing to the online video distribution firm’s intellectual property.

Brightcove Chases Connected TV Market With LG Deal

Brightcove is working hard to help publishers using its online video distribution platform to reach viewers through connected TVs. The latest evidence is a partnership with LG that will make it easier for publishers to build applications for and deliver video to LG Smart TVs.

Vid-Biz: Amazon vs. Netflix, YouTube, Brightcove

Today on the Internet: Amazon is preparing to launch a service that directly competes with Netflix, it turns out that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm is based on Amazon’s, and federal, state and local government agencies will soon be marketed the Brightcove platform.

Video Killed the Radio Star, But Might Save Newspapers

According to a new survey of the online video market from Brightcove and TubeMogul, newspapers as a group overtook broadcasters in terms of the total number of video minutes streamed in the third quarter. Newspapers also led in terms of total number of videos uploaded.

Brightcove Rolls Out Latest Platform Upgrade

Brightcove is unveiling the latest version of its white-label video platform, adding updated support for distribution and analytics for delivering and measuring videos sent to YouTube and Apple iOS devices. The rollout of Brightcove 5 builds on features that the company introduced in the last update.

Brightcove Hires A New CFO As IPO Buzz Mounts

Online video platform Brightcove, which said publicly in April that it might go public next year, has now hired a new CFO, likely to lead th…

Brightcove Eyes IPO With New CFO

Hulu is not the only online video company with IPO ambitions; according to Reuters, white-label video distribution firm Brightcove is also preparing for a public offering in early 2011, and it has brought on Christopher Menard as its new CFO to usher it through the process.

Vid-Biz: Fox-Cablevision, BestTV-Brightcove, Funny Or Die

Today on the Net: Cablevision’s 3 million subscribers in New York could lose access to Fox programming if the companies can’t reach a deal Friday, BestTV will resell Brightcove services in Israel and TBS has ordered a pilot episode of Funny or Die’s Undercover Karaoke.

Broadcasters: Keep Viewers On-site, Get More Social

Broadcast networks would do well to keep viewers on their own sites rather than having them watch video through embedded players, according to new research. Viewers watched more broadcast video on-site and viewers that found content through social networking sites were more likely to watch longer.

Brightcove Doubles Customer Count, Adds Execs

White-label video management firm Brightcove today touted aggressive expansion, doubling the number of customers it has signed up since the beginning of the year. The company, which is positioning itself for an IPO sometime in 2011, also announced some key executive hires.

Brightcove Dumps Limelight for Akamai

Brightcove is announcing today that it is transitioning to Akamai’s CDN and working with it to roll out new features to clients based on Akamai’s HD network. The move will come as a blow to Limelight, which previously owned the bulk of Brightcove’s video delivery business.

Brightcove Targets Android With SDK, Mobile Templates

Brightcove is introducing more support in its white-label video management platform for delivering video to Android mobile devices with the launch of a new software development kit for native Android apps as well as mobile templates designed for use with Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

TubeMogul Adds City-Level Analytics

Video analytics firm TubeMogul is adding a whole new layer to its reporting suite, giving its users the ability to drill down to a city-level view of how videos are performing across their sites. Even better — the new reporting features will be free.

Brightcove Secures EMI Deal

EMI has chosen Brightcove to distribute and monetize video across its various web properties, the video platform vendor announced today. The major…

Google In Talks To Buy Brightcove?

So the rumor is, after Mark Glaser tweeted about a tip he got. The price, he says, is around $500 million to $700 million. This comes after…

Boxee To Stream Brightcove Content Now, Too

Hulu is still keeping its content away from Boxee, but that hasn’t stopped Boxee from adding new, premium content partners. The latest is Br…

Brightcove: Newspaper Video Uploads Are Way Up

Here’s one area that newspapers apparently are not cutting back on: Online video. Brightcove, which provides a popular platform for media co…

Vid-Biz: Brightcove, AT&T, HoneyShed

Conde Nast Selects Brightcove; publishing company will initially use the video platform for content on,,, and (release)…

Brightcove Scores AOL

Brightcove, which just saw its investors at the New York Times fully deploy its product, now has fellow investor AOL using its…