International Business Times, September 25, 2010

Online Video Platforms Fight for Growing Share

“The OVP space has seen tremendous growth in the past 24 months with several variations of what is considered today to be an ‘Online Video Platform,’” said Kristopher Drey, who runs, an independent website which tracks and compares OVPs. “We track 84 companies today that provide, at a minimum: upload, encode, management, analytics, and playback of online video.”



KlessBlog, July 26, 2010

Welcome New Blog Sponsor – VidCompare!

VidCompare is a free interactive online comparison engine for business decision makers looking for an Online Video Platform (OVP) Provider. VidCompare was launched in September 2009 by Kris Drey and Alex Polonsky, to offer “unbiased, and vendor-neutral tools like user reviews, side-by-side comparisons, and detailed provider information”.



FierceOnlineVideo, May 12, 2010

Getting into Online Video: Easy is Hard

A solid resource, in any event a good start point from small businesses, is probably Kris Drey’s site, which walks online video neophytes through some of the biggest questions they need answered from “Affordable OV solutions,” to “Video for Marketing,” and even “Pricing Structures.”


Investius, April 2, 2010

The Plethora of Platforms

But now what? There are so many platforms available, how do you pick one? ReelSEO recently interviewed Kristopher Drey of VidCompare, a comparison tool and platform directory, about some tips to help you choose a video hosting platform.



StreamingMedia, February 25, 2010

Choose Wisely: Selecting an Online Video Platform

VidCompare lets you search for OVPs using categories such as Delivery and Payment Structure and provides basic information such as a feature list, a pricing structure, and the date the company was founded. Even though he was familiar with the OVP market, Colwin found VidCompare useful because the comprehensive service-provide listing covered companies he shouldn’t miss. He estimated that he spent about 6 hours total on the VidCompare site before making his decision.

___________________________________________________________, February 20, 2010

Compare Online Video Platforms with VidCompare

For many businesses, launching an online video portal can be challenging when you don’t know what you need to power your video. You may have existing assets and infrastructure, databases, tracking methods, proprietary builds, or you may be starting from scratch.


reelseo-logo, January 28, 2010

Web Video Hosting Platforms Comparison Tool – VidCompare

I know that many of our readers are fans of using YouTube as a video hosting platform.  While I completely agree that almost everyone should leverage YouTube itself for its massive audience, and while there are clearly some benefits to using YouTube, (mainly – it is free) there are reasons why a business may choose a custom video platform solution for their own website (player customization and content rights to name a few).



KlessBlog, January 12, 2010

Online Video Platform Summit: Defining Online Video Platforms

We’ve seen exponential growth in the space since the event, with over 69 online video platform providers listed in VidCompare, and while many of the companies in the space do a great job at educating customers, there still is a lot confusion about what’s actually needed for a business to launch video on web.


avtechnology, January 2009

What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

VidCompare is a free online video comparison service for those seeking an online video platform provider.



Jan Ozer’s Streaming Learning Center, December 15, 2009

New Online Video Platform Comparison Service

It’s all good, but there’s just too many service providers to easily compare them. However, a recently opened site called VidCompare is designed to facilitate finding the best OVP for you.



Marcellus Blog, December 15, 2009

20 Questions with Dr. Dre(y) of VidCompare: Part 1

Kris happens to be one of the under-mentioned stalwarts of the online video space, IMHO. His perspectives on online video are very clear, grounded in reality, and create a good balance between innovating vs. catering to demand.


wc_logo, December 8, 2009

The Future of Web Video

Video may have killed the radio star, as the old song by the Buggles claims, but today there’s growing evidence that video may have static, text-heavy websites in its crosshairs as well.



Create Video Notebook Blog, December 1, 2009

VidCompare Helps You Find Video Hosting  Services for Business Video

Small and midsized businesses that have been taking advantage of free video web hosting should be expecting a cyber-knock on the door.



The vzaar blog, November 17, 2009

The Small Business Edge – by Kris Drey, VidCompare

We invited Kris Drey of video comparison site VidCompare to pen his thoughts on the dilemmas facing small businesses when considering online video as a means of marketing.



FierceOnlineVideo, November 17, 2009

The OVP space and the nature of change

Hey,  I’m not going to lie to you, so far, my favorite part about the online video marketspace has been the energy and innovation that seems to be its driving force. Every day, virtually without fail, there’s an announcement that comes from somebody that they’ve got something new and exciting to tell me about. And, it’s almost always true; itreally is new and exciting



KlessBlog, November 16, 2009

Online Video Platform Summit Opening Session – Defining Online Video Platforms

The Online Video Platform Summit is now just a few days away and Pre-Conference sesin for Streaming Media Weststart later today. As Dan Rayburn noted there will be, Over 30 Online Video Platform Providers At the Online Video Platform Summit.


about Desktop Video Blog, November 11, 2009

The Easiest Way to Compare Online Video Providers

Awesome web site alert: VidCompare lets you look at video streaming and hosting providers side-by-sde. The site includes user reviews and lets you search for providers based on the criteria that are most important to your business. From small start-ups or large multi-nationals, VidCompare lets any business find an online video provider that will fit its needs.



NewTeeVee, November 9, 2009

Forrester Ranks OVPs, Misses 90% of the Market

Forrester Research is bringing some visibility to the fast-growing market online video platform (OVP) market with a new report issued Friday. But while some OVP competitors got positive marks for their offerings, the vast majority of players were noticeably absent from the research.



StreamingMedia, November 9, 2009

VidCompare Puts Online Video Platform Comparison Shopping At Your Fingertips

That’s also the goal of a compelling new website, VidCompare, which bills itself as a “free comparison service for business looking for an online video platform provider.” It’s aimed at large corporations and small-to-medium-sized business alike, and uses data collected from the platform vendors themselves as well as independent research to let users search based on their own needs and criteria for the OVP that best suits what they’re looking for.



VideoNuze, November 9, 2009

New Forrester Report Evaluates 6 Online Video Platforms

On Friday, Forrester Research released an analysis of 6 online video platform vendors. As with other comparison reports that come out regularly, Forrester’s will have value as a starting point in evaluating options, but should be considered far from definitive.



ReelSEO, October 30, 2009

What to Consider when Shopping for a Online Video Platform

These days the pickins are abundant in the online video platform space, with over 60 pure-play, on-demand online video platform providers (OVPs) offering businesses top-to-bottom video solutions including content ingestion of any format, encoding to multiple formats, storage, content management, monetization, analytics, and playback in customized video players that match and perpetuate your brand via viral features such as email, embed code, permalinks, and posting to your favorite social site.



NewTeeVee, October 8, 2009

Comparing Video Platforms: Ooyala Gets Live, Extend Amps Up Paid

With video hosting platform companies adding more bells and whistles and claiming to do everything a content maker could ever want, lately it takes a little more work to see which rig is right for your needs. But that dilemma’s being somewhat eased by VidCompare, a new informational site about white-label video offerings. We’d resisted writing about VidCompare because it’s run by a guy who’s VP of marketing at white-label video competitor Fliqz, but in the last month found multiple occasions to use the site as a reference.



DemandGenReport, September 22, 2009

Marketers Tapping Personalized Videos to Generate, Engage Leads

“Video analytics are some of the most powerful on the Internet today, exposing metrics previously unavailable to marketers in the past,” says Kristopher Drey, Founder of online video platform comparison engine VidCompare. “Not only do markers know how many times a video has been viewed or how many times it’s been shared, but also by whom it’s been viewed and where it was shared,” he says. “We also know how long a video has been viewed by a particular viewer, where they stopped or paused, and which part of the video was viewed over and over again… telling marketers not only how long their videos should be or where they should place the most engaging content, but also when to expose the viewer to an ad.”



OnlineVideoWatch, September 10, 2009

VidCompare Goes Live

Choosing the right online video hosting platform can be a challenge, the market is loaded with players offering a range of video streaming services and balancing the costs with the benefits of all of the various solutions on the market is not a simple thing. Today, launched aimed at cutting down the time and confusion involved in this decision.



KlessBlog, September 3, 2009

Introducing VidCompare

Now that it has officially launched, I’m happy to introduce VidCompare, a new web service that has officially today is designed to be your business decision tool for searching and comparing online video platforms. It should be noted upfront that VidCompare is the brainchild of Kris Drey, who fully discloses that professionally he is actually VP of product marketing at Fliqz, an Emeryville, California-based online video platform (OVP), a fact that is bound to raise many eyebrows. So why would an OVP executive launch a company that compares other OVPs, isn’t that a conflict of interest? I asked Kris that very question in a featured interview about why he launched VidCompare, how will the site will work and what’s the overall goal of VidCompare.



EyeView Blog, September 2, 2009

New Online Video Provider Comparison Site

I was excited to be contacted this week by Kris Drey. During daylight, Kris is VP of Product Marketing over at Fliqz, a video hosting service. But late at night, when the moon is full, Kris is launching a new site called According to the homepage VidCompare is “a free comparison service for business decision makers looking for an Online Video Platform Provider”.

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