We are very happy to announce that UK terrestrial broadcaster, Five, has chosen to use the Brightcove platform for its ad-supported online video initiatives (full press release). Five is launching with new video websites for popular news, sports and entertainment programming. Under the terms of the deal, Five's website producers will use the Brightcove platform to manage video, create customized players, manage distribution, and integrate the new video initiatives with their advertising operations.
Commenting on the deal, Five's Digital Controller, Paul Thornton-Jones said, "Five is moving aggressively to provide greater online access to popular television programming and answer the demand from a fast-growing audience across our website properties. With Brightcove, Five has been able to rapidly bring to market an enormous volume of online video content, while spawning new revenue streams through online video advertising."
Today's announcement marks an important milestone for Brightcove. Our online video platform is now used by the four biggest commercial broadcasters in the UK, including British Sky Broadcasting, ITV, Channel 4, and now Five.