Success in Online Video – Looking at 2009

November 15, 2009 by VidCompare Leave a reply »

supermanlogoI’ve culled together a short-list of success factors we’ve seen in the Online Video Platform space so far in 2009. Be it funding rounds, acquisitions, or product launches…these efforts stand out to me this year:

- VMIX raised $2 million in a B-1 round to grow sales and extend reach
- Ooyala hired an outside CEO, Jay Fulcher, and raised a $10 million C-round to boost product (monetization) and reach in APAC
- Kit-Digital bought competitor The Feedroom
- Brightcove extended it’s global reach and announced a 200 strong Partner Alliance
- Veeple launched new interPlay product product
- Kaltura officially launched its Open Source video platform, and created the Open Video Alliance
- introduced the notion of “video curation”, signed new partnerships
- PermissionTV rebranded as VisibleGains refocusing on video e-commerce
- Sorenson Media dove head first into the OVP game with Sorenson360


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