Press for Brightcove

Apple’s recent launch of the iPadhas triggered intensifying interest in online video distribution, which seems to be reflected in a string of announcements that coincide with today’s kickoff of the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual conference in Las Vegas.

As if reminding everyone of the size of their network, Cambridge, MA-based Akamai Technologies(NASDAQ: AKAM), announced today that unprecedented demand for online coverage of major sport events—including streaming video—pushed traffic on its global network to a single-day peak of 3.45 terabits per second on Friday. That’s roughly equivalent to the capacity needed to download the entire text of the U.S.Library of Congressin less than a minute.

SPIN Media today announced that it will use the recently launched Brightcove Experience for HTML5 solution to ensure video content on SPIN.com will be available to visitors using Apple devices that do not support Flash video, including the hotly anticipated iPad, as well as the iPhone® and iPod® Touch. SPIN is the third Brightcove customer, along with Time Inc. and The New York Times, to announce that it will leverage the Brightcove Experience for HTML5 solution to make its Web site iPad compatible.

Brightcove, the leading online video platform, today announced the Brightcove Experience for HTML5, a framework for publishing and delivering high quality, interactive and advertising-supported Web video experiences for HTML5-compatible devices. The new platform solution, available free of charge to more than 1,000 Brightcove customers in 42 countries, will enable media companies and marketers around the world to easily expand the reach of their online video initiatives to popular consumer devices including the Apple iPad, iPhone® and iPod® touch.

Today at SXSW 2010, Brightcove Inc. announced that EMI Music, one of the world's largest music companies, will use Brightcove as its online video publishing and syndication platform in North America. EMI Music, which is home to chart-topping recording artists and legendary catalog artists, will use Brightcove's comprehensive online video platform to publish, distribute and monetize video content across its website properties and to some of EMI Music's third party syndication partners.