Brightcove to Acquire Ooyala’s Online Video Platform Business

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Brightcove, a leading global provider of cloud services for video, has entered into an agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology.

Brightcove is acquiring Ooyala’s OVP technology, including video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its underlying IP and associated patents.  As part of the transaction, Brightcove will acquire substantial portions of Ooyala’s engineering, support, and sales staff, including the company’s Guadalajara, Mexico operations. Brightcove intends to take on all customer, reseller, and partner relationships utilized by Ooyala’s OVP business globally.

Over the past 15 years, Brightcove has developed the most sophisticated online video platform in the market with solutions supporting media, entertainment, marketing, and enterprise spaces. Aspects of Ooyala’s technology will be integrated into the Brightcove platform to provide a more robust global offering for all customers.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

Jeff Ray, CEO, Brightcove
This transaction, which includes immediately growing our highly skilled and committed global workforce, accelerates our ability to deliver faster innovation and deeper support for all customers. We also will increase our market reach and further strengthen our ability to secure new business in key target markets.

Jonathan Huberman, CEO, Ooyala
We hold our customers’ success as paramount. Selecting Brightcove further demonstrates this commitment and ensures they will receive a world-class experience. Brightcove is doing amazing things in the OVP market, and we are pleased our customers will work directly with the market leader.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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