Brightcove is a reliable Content Delivery Network for customers with a range of needs, from virtual audiences in the hundreds of thousands to those just starting out with streaming video online. In addition to its support for a wide range of clients, Brightcove emphasizes its capability of delivering streaming video to a wide-variety of mobile devices from smart phones to tablets and more. Read on to find out if Brightcove is the content delivery network for you.
Brightcove's Streaming Video Solutions:
Brightcove covers all the bases when its comes to online video. As a Brightcove user, you'll benefit from the CDN's uploading and encoding controls - you only have to upload your video once, and Brightcove will transcode the video so that it can be viewed on a wide variety of devices. In addition, Brightcove makes uploading easy with fast upload technology, batch processing support, and the ability to upload videos from any mobile device, anywhere.
Once you've uploaded videos, you can manage your library using Brightcove's content management application. In addition to great upload controls, Brightcove offers many features that allow you to customize the end users' viewing experience. You can choose from a wide selection of player templates that are all logo-free, and also use 'smart players' which let you stream video to any mobile device with both flash and HTML5.
Last but not least, Brightcove includes all the necessary features for managing the business-side of streaming video. These include powerful analytics, advertising and monetization solutions, and a YouTube sync feature which lets you make changes to videos using Brightcove's management app and automatically push those changes to YouTube. This means less work for you, and more hits for your video.
Brightcove's App Platform:
Want to broaden your video streaming game-plan by creating mobile apps? Brightcove also includes support for developing and streaming mobile applications. Software developers can use their familiar workflows, and business people can keep informed every step of the way by taking advantage of analytics, content flow, and campaign tools.
Brightcove and Akamai:
In 2010 Brightcove and Akamai joined forces to strengthen their content delivery performance. This global alliance between two of the largest cloud services for online video allows Brightcove users to benefit from Akamai's global network, meaning better streaming and global reach for Brightcove customers and end users.
Brightcove's Pricing and Plans:
Brightcove offers a free 30-day trial so you can test out their services before you decide to use them as your CDN. Paid packages are separated into three categories: Express for smaller sites, Professional for medium sites with ten or more administrators, and Enterprise for large organizations. Express packages range from $99 dollars a month and up, depending on the amount of videos you need to stream, the bandwidth you need to deliver quality content, and the amount of users that can access the account. For Professional and Enterprise users, you can contact Brightcove for pricing details.
All prices as of August 2012.