Brightcove looks to raise $55 million in IPO

Facebook isn't the only one.

Brightcove today filed its amended S-1 with the SEC, setting the price range for shares of its upcoming IPO at $10 to $12. If its 5 million shares sell at the midpoint of its asking price, the company stands to raise around $55 million.

Brightcove is an 8-year-old online video distribution company that boasts 3,872 customers in more than 50 countries, but 66 percent of its $63.6 million in 2011 revenue came from the U.S. And despite its solid customer base, Brightcove also has a number of healthy competitors, including CastfireRead more

Brightcove files IPO to raise $50 million

Online video provider Brightcove has filed its first document for an IPO, with the goal of bringing in $50 million.

According to the registration statement filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the initial public offering will be managed by Morgan Stanley and Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., and comes on top of the $12 million that the company raised in April and June of 2010, according to BostInnovation.

Based in Cambridge, Mass., Brightcove sells cloud-based products that let companies publish and distribute online video across PCs, smartphones, tablets, and Internet-connected TVs. It currently has around 3,000 customers, including … Read more

Buzz Out Loud 1198: Tong tied? Frayed not (podcast)

With Molly out covering the iPad launch for your local CBS stations, we're free to make wanton puns about knot theory. And we do. Plus Brian Tong gets his brain in knots trying to explain how it applies to tangled headphones. We also have the explanation for why iPad apps are ridiculously expensive. And we compare the JooJoo which is actually here, and explain why it's getting trumped by Apple.

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Brightcove eyes iPad's Flash void with HTML5

Brightcove, an online video platform provider, is looking to fill the Apple iPad's Flash void with HTML5 video.

The company on Monday announced the Brightcove Experience for HTML5, which allows customers to publish video for devices like Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (Brightcove blog, statement, background).

There's a big scrum over video formats highlighted by the back-and-forth between Apple and Adobe Systems over Flash. Meanwhile, Google is pushing HTML5 for video. Toss in H.264 as a standard and things can get messy for video publishers.

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Brightcove opens up content distribution on Boxee

Brightcove is one of the leaders in the digital distribution of video content. They have landed such big customers as Showtime, Fox, Sony, AOL, and The New York Times. Starting today, Brightcove is going to make it easy for their customers to create branded channels for Boxee, the killer media center app whose popularity has been snowballing. The flagship customer for this partnership is Cond? Naste Digital, who will be serving up its content in its own Boxee channel.

I think that this will be a great partnership for these two companies for a couple of reasons. First, while Boxee … Read more

Ffwd's new Facebook app aggregates your videos

Video service Ffwd has a new tool out for Facebook users that lets them import their videos from the Web into their news feeds and fan pages.

Similar to what Splashcast once did with its Facebook application (which has since been discontinued), Ffwd gives you the option to import a specific video feed, be it your favorites or all videos you've uploaded, and turn it into a content channel. This means you can have it automatically post to your Facebook wall every time you upload a new clip. You cannot, however, select individual clips to be sent to your … Read more

Digitalsmiths lands $12 million for video services

Digitalsmiths, a video indexing, analytics, and publishing firm, announced Thursday that it closed a $12 million Series B round of funding that was led by .406 Ventures, Aurora Funds, and Chrysalis Ventures.

According to Digitalsmiths CEO Ben Weinberger, the funding will be used to accelerate the company's product development and provide advertisers with the information they need to monetize more online video.

But monetizing that video may not be as easy as it could have been just a few months ago. Numerous reports suggest online advertising is slowing and monetizing online video is still relatively vexing for major players in the market like YouTube.… Read more

Brightcove upgrades video platform

Brightcove, the maker of online-video tools, released its new Brightcove 3 video publishing platform on Monday.

Some of what the new package offers is improved work flow for media companies, a video player that is easier to customize and greater bandwidth delivery, the company said in a statement.

Among the companies using Brightcove 3 are Showtime, Lifetime and FearNet. The platform serves 135 million visitors per month.

Video-collaboration firm Kaltura gets more funding, positive press

Kaltura, the video company that's considered a blend of YouTube and Wikipedia, has closed a second round of funding.

The New York-based company, which has become something of a media darling, declined to disclose the amount but did say the round, led by .406 Ventures, was "significantly larger" than the $2.1 million the start-up secured from Avalon Ventures and angel investors.

Kaltura appears on its way to becoming a high-flying service. Flip through the upcoming issue of Esquire and you'll see Ron Yekutiel, the company's co-founder and CEO, modeling a suit as part of … Read more

Brightcove inks distribution deal with Bebo, other social networks

Brightcove, the Internet-video syndication and services company, announced on Monday that video content from its customers will appear on social-networking sites: Bebo, Meebo, RockYou, Slide and Veoh.

Brightcove helps media companies display their video over the Internet and offers varying services for managing video including publishing, distribution and advertising.

CEO Jeremy Allaire has amassed a customer list that reads like a who's who of media conglomerates, such as CBS, HBO, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and 20th Century Fox.

The new deal means that Brightcove customers will have access to the combined 300 million monthly visitors … Read more