Brightcove, the broadband video company, is teaming up with BitTorrent and their peer-assisted Delivery Network Accelerator to distribute full-screen video using the latest version of Adobe Flash. It will allow publishers to provide full-screen, full-length videos through their own web sites rather than in an aggregated service or player.
“In the last two years, internet TV has transformed the web by bringing the storytelling power of video directly into sites, but contextual and viral video clips are only the beginning,” said Jeremy Allaire, the chairman and chief executive of Brightcove. “Now the industry is ready for the next major leap in the evolution of internet TV, and that is seamlessly extending from short video clips on sites into full-length programs and movies delivered via the internet to PCs.”
Brightcove Show will use the new BitTorrent Delivery Network Accelerator in conjunction with the Limelight Networks content delivery network to ensure a high-quality experience for consumers. Brightcove will be adding other new delivery technologies into the Brightcove Show service over time.
“The combination of Brightcove Show with BitTorrent DNA will let content owners stream direct-to-consumer video programming in a full-screen, broadcast-quality format with profound economic efficiencies and a dramatically better user experience,” said Ashwin Navin, the president and co-founder of BitTorrent.
Brightcove Show is available now through a pilot program to selected customers. The company plans to launch the product for general availability in 2008.