Brightcove Accelerates Expansion of Global Partner Ecosystem
Brightcove Alliance doubles in size, adds new partner categories and introduces training and certification programs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., September 11, 2009—Brightcove Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced that the company’s global partner ecosystem, the Brightcove Alliance, has doubled in size in the past seven months to include more than 200 technology, distribution and solution providers. Brightcove today also unveiled several new Brightcove Alliance partner categories, including content management, transcoding, e-mail, content, and live, as well as a new training and certification program for solution providers.
“The rapid growth of the Brightcove Alliance represents an enormous groundswell of innovation and value that third-party providers are building on top of the Brightcove platform,” said Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove chairman and chief executive officer. “The new additions to the Brightcove Alliance and our training and certification program provide our customers with a growing range of opportunities to extend our platform with the highest quality technologies and services available in the online video market.
Brightcove’s new partners and platform integrations include leading content management systems, transcoding services, e-mail solutions, content providers, and live publishing technologies, which together provide the company’s worldwide customer base with additional flexibility to easily add and extend functionality to address wide-ranging business requirements:
• Content Management Systems – Integration with leading content management systems provide customers with new efficiencies when leveraging third-party services to operate websites and manage libraries of video assets. The first content management systems to provide interoperability with Brightcove include Ektron and Six Apart’s Movable Type. Brightcove is also supporting open source content management systems, such as Drupal and WordPress.
• Transcoding – New partners like Encoding.com and mPOINT provide Brightcove customers that have specialized encoding needs with access to advanced, high volume video transcoding services.