Online video platform Brightcove, which today announced it had doubled its global customer base to some 1,800 publishers in 48 countries, also announced a series of new customer wins in Japan with major brand marketers and ecommerce organizations, including RESTIR, PhaseOne, Inc., Dr. Ci: Labo Co., Ltd., Girls Professional Baseball League and Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.
The company also said it had signed Japanese broadcaster and satellite communications provider SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, satellite TV broadcaster WOWOW, and For it, which will use Brightcove to deliver online video for a new ad network.
Brightcove supports a fully localized platform in Japan and now has more than 100 customers there including Nikkei, Sony Music Network, Asahi Breweries Group, Tokyo Metropolitan Television Broadcasting Corp. and Television Osaka.
"Brightcove is already the online video platform of choice for some of the biggest media organizations in Japan, and now we are successfully extending the reach of our platform to leading brand marketers and ecommerce organizations," said Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove chairman and chief executive officer. "We are building an increasingly diverse and substantial customer base in Japan and rapidly accelerating our expansion in the country thanks to momentum around our fully-localized platform."
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