We are very excited to announce that Brightcove today officially launched commercial operations in France with the addition of key personnel, strategic partnerships, and major new customer wins. France represents the fourth European country where Brightcove has established official company operations. Brightcove launched its UK operations in 2007, followed by an office in Hamburg, Germany in 2008 and Barcelona, Spain earlier this year.
Based in Paris, Brightcove's operations in France will be spearheaded by Henri Hallynck who previously managed business development for Vizelia and before that helped build the sales organization for Kewego. Mr. Hallynck will report to Brightcove's SVP of Sales for EMEA, Vanessa Wade.
Commenting on the launch today, Brightcove Chairman and CEO Jeremy Allaire explained: "In the past year, we have seen substantial growth and momentum in the French market as more brand marketers and media businesses leverage online video platforms to build their online audience, increase viewer engagement, and generate revenue. This increased customer demand coupled with our ongoing strategic partnerships have helped to accelerate the adoption of our platform in France, and the addition of Mr. Hallynck to our team will be instrumental in achieving the next level of growth for Brightcove in the country."
Brightcove today also announced an expanded strategic partnership with France's market-leading Web TV solution provider, Hub'Sales. Together, Brightcove and Hub'Sales have recently launched online video properties for Societe Generale and Audi France, which join other Brightcove customers in France including Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Hub'Sales President and Founder, Eric Dumain, said "The French market provides a unique opportunity for Brightcove and Hub'Sales to drive the adoption of online video platforms and services that enable organizations of all kinds to deliver high quality video experiences. We are proud to support Brightcove's official launch in France, and look forward to continuing our successful partnership in the future as we expand our joint customer base in the country."
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