Brightcove for $99 per Month. What’s This Mean to a Crowded Platform Space?

Like me, perhaps, you are more interested in what’s in the video than what site is streaming it.

But no sooner than I identified the “poor man’s Brightcove alternatives,” did I find a comment from Brightcove’s Jeff Whatcot alerting me to the new $99 monthly “express” version of Brightcove that was announced today. Again- this is an offering for publishers to stream video, and not another videos-sharing site for consumers.

Brightcove Express Logo

VideoNuze’s Will Richmond blogged weeks ago about the proliferation of players in this space. It will be interesting at the StreamingMedia Digital Video event this week to sort it out. Richmond lists the following players. How’s a girl to keep up?

thePlatform, Brightcove, Ooyala, Twistage, Digitalsmiths, Delve, KickApps, VMIX, Grab Networks, ExtendMedia, Cisco EOS, Irdeto, KIT Digital, Kaltura,,, Fliqz, Gotuit, Move Networks, Multicast Media, WorldNow, Kyte, Endavo, Joost, Unicorn Media and Episodic

I wonder how many of these companies will find this post as quickly as Brightcove’s Whatcot. Free pixels for any people from these companies that find this post and comment below.

Larry KlessblogHats off to Larry Kless (I always want to call him Klessblog) for not only adding a footnote about me to his recent event summary, but to featuring me for my pratfall in 2008.

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18 thoughts on “Brightcove for $99 per Month. What’s This Mean to a Crowded Platform Space?”

  1. NutCheese, I’ve decided I don’t care if you think my picture is phallic and creepy. I’m not going to change it just because you have penis on your mind. At least I don’t look emo in my picture.

  2. Thanks for the offer of free pixels. 8)

    Richmond’s list of “video platforms/players” makes apples to oranges comparisons, but does highlight the wide variety of choices people have today.

    I’ll let folks from the other companies chime in, but Cisco Eos, while it does have a strong video focus, is a broader social entertainment platform that enables media companies to more efficiently build and maintain interactive audience experiences built around branded content. With its combination of white-label social features, a CMS and audience analytics — all delivered by an integrated administrative application — Eos is more than just “video.”

    That said, Eos isn’t right for every situation. It’s specifically for media & entertainment companies trying to build and maintain large portfolios of “social” fan sites.


  3. @3 Alexis- way to stick up for yourself. I encourage people to express themselves in whatever way they want… even if it’s a really phallic an creepy way.

    Was that emo comment a dig at me? Oh, you hurt my feelings! I’m off to go slit my wrists and cry in my emo corner now! Oh the shame you should feel!!!

  4. Okay,

    I’mma ’bout to kick that little “share/save” icon and its little pop up window in the nuts! It’s starting to piss me off!

    Oh, and HI everyone!

  5. You don’t look emo to me, Nutcheese. I’ve seen emo (remember, I work in a middle school), and you are far from emo (BTW, my fingers stumbled when I typed “far” and it came out “fart”. I should have left it that way!).

    You pic is a bit phallic, Alexis.

  6. Alexis… you better listen to Marilyn. She’ll tear you up!

    Poor little NutCheese… getting picked on by a big phallic looking Alexis. I’m just the victim. *adjusts halo*

    (hehe… you wrote fart… hehe)

  7. Hey Kevin, I’m honored that you posted my mug up on your blog and I’m glad the addendum to the post helped me save face. Loved having you on the Online Video Platform Summit panel. Thanks so much for fitting it in the middle of your vacation! 😉

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