New video content distribution patent extends Brightcove's intellectual property portfolio

There are several dozen online video platforms in the market today, but there are only a few that pop up as competitors for almost all of the biggest deals. One of them, of course, is Brightcove, which on Monday did a little well-earned chest thumping with its announcement that the company had been award Patent No. 7,925,973, for an array of facets of online publishing and distribution of digital media, including styleable player experiences, rights management, affiliate syndication, advertising policies and analytics.

Filed in August of 2005, the Brightcove inventors named on the patent are CTO Bob Mason and Chairman and CEO Jeremy Allaire.

"Our founding mission for Brightcove was to publish and distribute the world's professional digital media," said Allaire. "It is incredibly gratifying to be awarded a patent that formally recognizes our innovation and leadership in fulfilling that mission."

Brightcove has seen remarkable growth since its launch, and newly released metrics on its video streams show just how much of a staple online video has become to consumers around the world.

The OVP says it now streams 700 million videos a month, up from 400 million streams a month in March 2010, to PCs, smartphones, tablets and other connected devices; it has more than 3,000 customers in 50 countries and continues to helping drive the adoption of online video.

"Since day one, Brightcove has focused on solving hard problems in unique ways that deliver real value to our customers," said Mason. "This patent is proof of our commitment to relentless innovation, a commitment that we continue to fulfill as we ship new software month after month."

In addition to this patent, Brightcove continues to bolster its portfolio of intellectual property with other patent-pending innovations currently under review or in process.

For more:
- see this release
- see this TechCrunch article

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