Brightcove Launches Live Video, iPhone Support

By Andrew Gauthier 

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Riding high on strong earnings forecasts, Brightcove on Monday is expected to debut the latest version of its online video platform. Brightcove 4 features multiplatform distribution capabilities, including support for native iPhone video application development, along with expanded live streaming capabilities, and more advanced analytics.

Brightcove is also launching a new Express edition, which is priced starting at a mere $99 per month — a fifth of what the company’s cheapest offering presently costs — with no annual contract.

“We think this is going to appeal to a broad range of new customers from small businesses to single divisions of larger companies,” said Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Brightcove.

The latest Brightcove platform features higher-quality default encoding, more formats, and additional renditions. A new Universal Delivery Service allows for delivery of content over various platforms, including the PC, mobile device, connected television or set-top box. More…

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