by Rafat Ali, PaidContent.org
27 February 2005
"Jeremy Allaire, one of the key people behind ColdFusion and a co-founder of Allaire Corp (later sold to Macromedia), is lifting the veil on his mysterious new venture: an IP video startup called Brightcove formed to encourage democratization of video production and distribution. The Cambridge-based company wants a hand in all facets of IP video or Internet TV -- creation, delivery and monetization....From what I saw, tons of cool stuff with Flash and Windows Media platforms...(He guest blogged for us last year, and wrote at length on IP video). My impression: think of it as RealNetworks done right with a consumer video service, a backend service, and other allied services needed for everyone from small publishers, like bloggers, to small-to-mid sized media companies and online VOD startups, develop and distribute video easily and cost-effectively. In essence, an open-publishing model."