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Brightcove & Adobe Announce Far-Reaching Strategic Alliance at NAB

Today at the NAB Show in Las Vegas Adobe and Brightcove will announce a new and far-reaching strategic alliance that deepens the integration and alignment between Adobe's software platform and Brightcove's online video service. The alliance also sets in motion a new sales and marketing framework between the two companies to jointly acquire new customers on a worldwide basis.

The Adobe and Brightcove strategic alliance focuses on four core areas:

  • Long-Form HD Video on the Web and Enhanced Content Protection: Brightcove and Adobe will integrate Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 into the Brightcove service giving media customer around the world turn-key access to its full capabilities for multi bitrate delivery for up to HD quality, long-form online video, encryption, for video experiences consumers can enjoy through standard web browsers and without any special software plug-ins.
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4 and Brightcove Service integration: Brightcove and Adobe will collaborate to integrate Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium software, including the powerful Adobe Media Encoder, with the Brightcove platform to streamline online publishing workflows while preserving valuable metadata.
  • Collaboration on “Strobe,” the open media player framework - The companies plan to work together to ensure interoperability between the Adobe open media player framework - code named "Strobe" - and the Brightcove online video platform. The initiative will empower developers and website programmers with free open source video player code that works on top of the Brightcove service.
  • The alliance agreement also provides a framework for several marketing and sales activities between the companies to ensure effective field-level collaboration worldwide.

The alliance between two market leaders in online video technology and services we will offer one of the most powerful and comprehensive solutions for broadcasters and media organizations to deliver secure, high quality long-form content.

Here's a link to the full press release.

For those of you attending NAB this week, make sure to visit the Adobe Booth (SL3320) at NAB where Jeff Whatcott will present “Attract, Retain and Monetize your Online Audience using the Adobe Flash Platform” on Monday April 20th thru Wednesday April 22nd at 3:00 pm PT.