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Announcing Major Updates to Core Products at PLAY 2015!

Announcing Major Updates to Core Products at PLAY 2015!

What better place to announce a new wave of feature enhancements to our core products than today at our annual customer conference, BrightcovePLAY? We are excited to unveil these enhancements as well as market-specific solutions tailored for Media and Digital Marketing customers. These new products and solutions allow organizations to publish video faster, deliver a more engaging video experience, and drive business results. Whether companies need to launch a video marketing campaign in minutes or build advanced workflows for new video distribution models, Brightcove offers a complete video technology platform to reach audiences anytime and anywhere!

Some highlights of the enhancements include:

The New Video Cloud Studio

  • Brightcove’s Video Cloud Studio delivers a robust solution to ingest video, manage and publish content, and analyze usage. New features include:
  • A new responsive HTML5 interface that works across desktop, tablet and mobile devices
  • New upload module built on top of Brightcove’s industry leading Dynamic Ingest platform
  • Enhancements to content organization and management, including custom folders
  • Streamlined publishing workflows for videos, players, and playlists
  • Ability to easily create contributor-only or analytics-only role-based permissions as use of video scales from individual project teams to broad use across the organization
  • A powerful new Custom Report Builder that enables customers to deliver key video performance insights across one or multiple Video Cloud accounts on an ad hoc or recurring basis

The new Video Cloud Studio is currently available in open beta to all Video Cloud Pro and Enterprise customers. General availability is expected in summer 2015.

Brightcove Solutions for Media
Brightcove cloud solutions for Media enable media owners and publishers to deliver and monetize video across online, mobile, and over-the-top (OTT) services. New ad insertion developments include:

  • Once VOD 2.0 is the industry’s leading cloud-based, ad and stream stitching solution. Once VOD 2.0 enables media companies to deliver a seamless and consistent ad-supported video experience across devices to maximize audience reach, ad inventory, and revenue opportunity. Brightcove Once VOD 2.0 integrates with the Brightcove Player, and iOS and Android video SDKs, to deliver an interactive user experience through actionable overlays and synchronized companion ads, and offers content providers a highly-configurable in-player ad solution. The latest version also supports FairPlay Streaming, Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) technology, which allows advertisers to deliver content to Apple TV and realize new ad opportunities.
  • Once Live 2.0 delivers next-generation ad insertion for live streaming content. Once Live 2.0 dynamically stitches mid-roll ads into live content, allowing media owners to monetize content while maintaining a high-quality user experience. The latest features, which include ad insertion, ad replacement, and content replacement for both live events and 24/7 live broadcasting, are currently in open beta for all Brightcove customers, and are expected to be generally available in summer 2015.

Brightcove Solutions for Digital Marketing
Brightcove’s Video Marketing Suite (VMS) offers the complete solution to incorporate video into brand awareness, lead-generation, and lead nurturing campaigns. It can also be deployed beyond the marketing function for broad corporate communications, HR, and training activities and with our security features, for internal communications as well.

  • Gallery, a powerful solution to simply and rapidly publish responsive video portals that are optimized for SEO and social sharing, now offers a new template for live video experiences that includes a pre-event, during event and post event state allowing brands to extend their reach in minutes. Additional Gallery enhancements include integrated calls-to-action for marketing programs and support for multi-language sites.
  • A new Audience Module in the Video Marketing Suite allows marketers to feed video viewing and lead collection data directly into marketing automation systems such as Oracle Eloqua and Marketo, enabling better targeted communications, enhanced lead scoring, and enhanced lead capture.

Both the new Gallery and the Audience Module are expected to be generally available in summer 2015.

For more information, read the full press release here.