Brightcove, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV) is a Boston, Massachusetts–based software company that produces an online video platform.

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  • According to Greek mythology, the titan Prometheus was given the task of creating mankind. So it’s no wonder a company like Prometheus Global Media would want to channel some of that colossal achievement by naming itself after the Greek god. In the entertainment space, Prometheus Global Media is a titan of the digital publishing world. The company owns and operates a handful of entertainment and ...

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  • As consumers continue to shift their content viewing to mobile and connected devices, content providers like The Africa Channel are launching OTT services to extend content to devices and platforms where current viewers are and reach new audiences. Demand Africa, the recently launched SVOD service from The Africa Channel is bringing immersive African content to the masses, helping viewers to exper...

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  • Highlights Introduction The Problem The Plugin Registry Deprecation Period & Translation Layer Inlining Scripts & Stylesheets Conclusion Introduction Brightcove’s Player Management API handles the creation, editing, and management of players as a resource to publishers. Its REST API provides endpoints to create, configure, preview, and publish player instances. In order to create innova...

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  • "I know you’re all feeling the darkness here today. But there’s no reason to give in. No matter what you’ve heard, this process will not take years. In my heart I know we cannot be defeated because there is an answer that will open the door. There is a way around this system. This is a test of our patience and commitment." Even Don Draper needed to inspire confidence in the hearts and minds of hi...

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  • Have you ever wanted to know the names of the individuals watching your videos? Then be able to follow up with them knowing what and how much they watched so you can send them additional info they actually want? How about knowing which employees watched 50% vs 95% of your internal “town hall” or training videos? Now you can! Brightcove Audience allows everyone to track unique video viewing behavi...

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  • Every April, crowds of people touch down in sunny South Florida—no, not for spring break, but to attend the annual Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) conference, Cruise360. CLIA, the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, hosts the yearly event, bringing together travel professionals, cruise line representatives, and industry leaders and  suppliers for a week’s worth of netw...

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  • At Brightcove we use Amazon S3 as part of our video player delivery, publishing and player management solutions - and rightfully so as it’s a leader in the space and delivers great performance. Great performance does not make it infallible, however. We have spent a lot of time and effort hardening our services to withstand an outage in anticipation of such an event and our efforts have paid off.  ...

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  • Another year, another IBC, the International Broadcasting Convention, has come and gone. As expected, the show once again set records with nearly 58,000 attendees from all over the world, converging on Amsterdam for updates on everything from electronics remotes to online video.  Here are a few of the topics that caught our attention at Brightcove.  Although a recurring theme, 4K was exceptionall...

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  • Last month I had the pleasure of co-hosting an event at the beautiful JCPenney headquarters in Dallas, Texas with my friends from Brightcove. The room was filled with internal communicators eager to gather new insights and learn lessons from one another about the role of media in employee engagement. Like the folks in that room, you already know how powerful video can be as a form of communicati...

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  • You may have heard that there are changes to autoplay coming on Apple Safari and Google Chrome and are interested to know more. In this post, I go over some of the history of the video element and how autoplay shaped video support in browsers, issues that cropped up and how we fixed those issues, recommendations for developers for the best autoplay behavior, and what to expect in the future for au...

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  • Finding new ways to engage with viewers while providing a superior experience every time has been a huge focus for broadcasters in recent years. With the influx of content and viewing choices, sticking to the same traditional methods of delivery just won’t cut it. At Brightcove, we’re seeing more broadcasters rethink their offerings to uncover new ways to deliver content. Whether that’s by extendi...

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  • Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Beauty and the Beast—there’s nothing more moving than a great love story. But have you ever heard of Xena and Xero? No? Well, we hadn’t either. That is until Xero’s Pat Macfie stopped by this year’s PLAY conference to introduce the two. First we met Xena, a small business owner who loved manual spreadsheets. She was happy with her tried-and-true accounting ...

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  • For years, traditional television has ruled the roost. Despite the rapid rise of mobile video, social video and over-the-top (OTT) content, the living room has remained a safe haven for media companies, who have continued to command global audiences largely unchallenged. But could this be changing? Recent growth in the number of big-name brands like RedBull and UK retailers Matalan and Iceland w...

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  • There’s something for everyone in the exciting set of new apps powered by OTT Flow. Heading into IBC, we’re thrilled to announce that over 80 apps have launched or are in development utilizing our turnkey solution to deliver content directly to consumers across all major devices.  From entertainment, fitness, and travel to farming and fishing, these are just a few of the new services powered by O...

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  • September is here. For techies and a large percentage of the world’s smartphone owners, this means Apple’s annual announcement of the gadgets and goodies they will roll out over the rest of the year, most notably the latest version of the iPhone.    September 2017 marks ten years of the iPhone. Hard to believe, but yes - our attention spans have been collectively declining because of these device...

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  • I was recently investigating problematic inventory on one of Australia’s busiest sites that used a nested player to override the playback controls of the actual video player in the page. The only way a user could mute or pause the player was to close the browser or tab. Besides the obvious problems, namely that this is incredibly annoying to both the end user and the site owner, the fact that som...

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  • “Video is the most effective form of digital communication the world has ever known.” Ask anyone on my team here at Brightcove and I’m sure they’d let you know this is a statement that I make frequently. And I have no plans to stop saying it any time soon. Why? Yes, it’s bold - “the world has ever known” - but most importantly, it is so very true. Video engages us on a deeper level than any othe...

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  • At Brightcove, we’re all here because we are passionate about video.  We like watching it, we enjoy helping hundreds of organizations create it, and some of us are so driven as to really tinker and tweak, sometimes re-inventing the core elements of video.  Its this last piece that has massive impact on video technologies in general. It can be very exciting, but also super-nerdy and hard to explain...

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Brightcove | Video for eCommerce

 
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  • Sometimes, when you find that secret ingredient that really brings a dish to life, it’s a beautiful thing. Besides Mario Batali, no one understands this more than the digital team at HCSS, one of America’s leading construction software companies. They discovered their own version of the secret sauce, a very special asset that not only helped HCSS generate new leads, but also extend the company br...

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  • There’s no denying that if you want a successful video marketing strategy, social video needs to be a huge component. The major social platforms have shifted their attention to video - and the eyeballs are there, as video content is more and more voraciously consumed across social. Facebook has largely led the charge with its video-first strategy and has seen the results of this push as 67% of m...

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  • We’re at an interesting turning point. The way brands work together is changing and we’re seeing a blurring of functions. Brands are collaborating more as they understand the importance of good quality content. And digital marketers are playing new functions as brands look to become content creators themselves. A large part of this content is video. Video content isn’t a new digital marketing tool...

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  • Summer has not been a quiet time for the OTT market. Within the past few weeks alone, Disney announced that it would end its distribution deal with Netflix and plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019. Netflix signed powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes to produce exclusive shows and content for its platform, and Amazon announced a new deal with the creator of “The Walking Dead”. Clearly th...

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  • Today, August 21, 2017, beginning at 10:15 a.m. PDT, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The fully eclipsed Sun will be visible along a 70-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people have already travelled to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the Sun. For those not in the path, like those of us at Brightcov...

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