We use Brightcove at OPUBCO. I’m a big fan of Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Brightcove. In my opinion, many of his business strategies have been brilliant.
Brightcove has grown from just another video platform to a leading solution for many very large media companies. They have consistently rolled out upgrades.
We don’t fully utilize their APIs, I’m hoping we can change that this year. This means more live video and better streaming solutions across mobile devices. And it means distribution across other platforms such as Livestream and YouTube.
I also admire Allaire’s thoughts on leadership. I believe there is a needed creative area between black and white. But some people simply need everything structured.
Jeremy Allaire: “Those even became tenets for me in terms of my management style — a kind of laissez-faire approach to allowing people to self-direct and peer-collaborate to figure things out and get things done here. That attracts a certain kind of person. There are other people who can’t thrive in that — they need things spelled out, they need their five tasks.”
Good package. A little over the top. And yes the reporter actually says “holy crap.” But the kid has game.
YouTube, the video site owned by Google, is in talks to buy Next New Networks, a Web video production company, according to two people briefed on the discussions. The acquisition would be YouTube’s first major foray into producing original content, and shows how intently YouTube is focused on offering professional shows, not just amateur videos and other short clips
From Lost Remote: Borrowing a bit from Twitter, YouTube has launched a new trends dashboard that lets you see what videos are trending right now — down to individual cities, user demographics and “most viewed” vs. “most shared.”
Here’s the OKC YouTube Trends Dashboard:
YouTube is starting slow, adding live video to channels from four of its partners: Howcast, Rocketboom, Next New Networks and Young Hollywood. When users go to their channel pages, they will see live videos being broadcast, alongside the usual archived video selections.