News Round-Up

--Brightcove Names David Mendels President and COO
--Clip in Touch Tapped by BMW for Personalized Mobile Video Ad Campaign
--Consumer Advocacy Groups Call for Probe of "TV Everywhere," NCTA's McSlarrow Responds
--DECE Announces "Key Milestones," Adds 21 Members
--ProVision Launches Multi-Room Wireless HDTV System
--Skype to Be Integrated into HDTV's from LG Electronics, Panasonic
--Tivit Device to Bring Mobile DTV to WiFi-Enabled Devices
Here is a round-up of some other interactive TV-related stories we didn't have room for in this issue: Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , has named David Mendels president and COO, tasking him with driving its "global expansion strategy and operations." Mendels, who has been a member of Brightcove's board since late 2008, was most recently at Adobe where, according to Brightcove, "he was instrumental in accelerating the adoption of key platform technologies, including...

News Corp.-Owned Selects Brightcove to Power Broadband Video Initiatives

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced Wednesday that Italian pay-TV operator, (Sky Italia) , has selected its platform for online video content management and for publishing advertising-supported, customized video players on its online properties and across the Web. According to Brightcove--whose other Italian customers include MTV Mobile and Il Sole 24--its platform is enabling, which has just under 5 million subscribers, to extend distribution of sports, news and lifestyle-related programming to...

Brightcove Launches Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 Support via Limelight

Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced Monday that it has rolled out broad support for Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5 through content delivery services provided by Limelight Networks. It says that Media Server 3.5 support will enable it to provide its 700 or so customers in 28 countries with turn-key access to enhanced dynamic delivery capabilities for HD-quality broadband video. The company says it has also introduced on-demand access to advanced security options...

Ooyala Teams with WheelsTV to Test "POV Reviews" on eBay Motors

--Google Reported to Be in Discussions to Acquire Brightcove Switches from Silverlight to Flash to Power Online Video
UPDATE: After we went to press, Ooyala contacted [itvt] to let us know that
the launch of "POV Reviews," which was expected to take place today, has
been temporarily delayed. Broadband video platform provider, Ooyala (note: the company claims to have over 140 global media and enterprise customers, including Warner Bros., Electronic Arts and Sybase), said Wednesday that it is teaming with WheelsTV , a producer and distributor of automobile test drive videos,...

History UK Launches New Channel Web Sites Featuring Brightcove Video Player, DVR Integration

--Brightcove Says It Is Looking to Fill 30 New Job Openings This Quarter
The History Channel (UK) , a joint venture between A&E Television Networks (AETN) and BSkyB, has launched new consumer Web sites for its History ( ) and Military History ( ) channels. The sites, which were co-produced with AETN International and which debuted July 16th, feature a video player from US broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove, remote recording functionality for the Sky+ DVR, and an interactive timeline. The sites are also billed...

Brightcove Powers Broadband Video for Manchester City FC, STV

--Manchester City vs. Orlando Pirates Streamed Live Last Saturday
--Brightcove Alliance Partner, Goodmail, Enables Brightcove-Powered Video in Emails
Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that it is powering online video for UK Premier League soccer club Manchester City's new Web site ( ). The club's video offerings are produced by Endemol Sport and its new Web site design and the site's video implementation were spearheaded by London-based creative agency, Poke, which is a member of Brightcove's Brightcove Alliance program (note: Brightcove bills the...

Brightcove Launches Localized Broadband Video Platform for the Japanese Market

--Also Launches 30-Day Trial Program
Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced Tuesday the general availability of what it bills as the first fully localized white-label online video platform for the Japanese market. It says that the new platform extends its existing localized player architecture to incorporate a full suite of backend online video platform services, including content management, player design and publishing, delivery, product documentation and customer support. "Japan is one of the most exciting and fast-growing markets...

Brightcove Powering Online VOD Service for Fox Latin American Channels

--Hulu-Like Service Offers 800 Hours of Ad-Supported Full-Length Programming
Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , announced today that its platform is powering a new online video-on-demand service from Fox Latin American Channels . The advertising-supported service--which is very similar in look-and-feel and functionality to Hulu, the broadband video service co-owned by Fox/News Corp., NBC Universal and Disney--offers around 800 hours of geo-restricted long-form Spanish- and Portuguese-language programming from Fox Latin America (from such channels and properties as 20th Century Fox, Fox, FX and...

Brightcove in Mobile Video Partnership with QIK

--Allaire Says Brightcove is Profitable and Cashflow-Positive
In a guest post on broadband video publishing solutions provider Brightcove 's blog last week, Bhaskar Roy, co-founder of live mobile video specialist, Qik , announced that his company was partnering with Brightcove, allowing its mobile video capabilities to be easily integrated into the latter's online video publishing and distribution workflow. According to Roy, the partnership will open up new distribution and monetization opportunities for Qik users who have Brightcove accounts, by allowing them to...

Brightcove Powers Syndicated Player Initiative for UK Broadcaster, Five

--JS-Kit Integrates Ability for Users to Post Comments into Standard Brightcove Player
Broadband video publishing solutions provider, Brightcove , and UK commercial terrestrial broadcaster, Five, announced an initiative, Monday, that they say will allow Five's viewers to embed ad-supported full episodes of their favorite TV shows on their Web sites, social network profiles and blogs. The initiative makes Five the first UK broadcaster to syndicate full episodes of popular programs for catch-up viewing on third-party Web sites, the companies say. Five claims that the initiative will enable...