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.

Ooyala Expands TV Everywhere Offering for Connected Devices

Online video distribution firm Ooyala is beefing up its TV Everywhere capabilities, adding new DRM and authentication features, and expanding distribution to new connected device platforms. The new capabilities will give more flexibility to content providers who want to provide authenticated access to their content.

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 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.