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29 May News Roundup: Brightcove, Datmedia, Harmonic, Microsoft, Ooyala

This week’s developments in online video:

Brightcove announced it had been selected by La Vanguardia to publish the newspaper’s online video. La Vanguardia is the largest newspaper in Barcelona, and this marks another big move by Brightcove in their on-going European expansion.

Datmedia is making a major push with its Datpresenter online video platform (which Streaming Media reviewed here), but they’ve also introduced a very neat new enhanced podcasting tool. You can learn more about it by listening to this podcast, which we recorded with Datmedia’s Jay Pritchard at Streaming Media East in New York earlier this month.

Harmonic Inc. announced at the ANGA Cable show in Cologne that its Direct-2-Edge (D2E) solution had been deployed by South Korea’s SK Broadband, for what it called the “largest commercial IPTV launch to date.”

• France Télévisions is partnering with Microsoft, Inlet, and Level 3 to present the French International tennis tournament, held at Roland Garros, live in HD using Microsoft’s IIS7 Smooth Streaming.

• Ooyala officially announced its new “Swift” player; we broke the news last week in another Streaming Media podcast.

Check out Streaming Media Global each day for breaking news and industry announcements.

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10 Downing Street Boosting Online Video Presence

Last week, the British Prime Minister’s Office launched Number10TV, a new video channel as part of its Number10.gov.uk website. They’re using Brightcove’s Flash player to deliver the clips; right now it’s mostly “feel-good” PR stuff from Gordon Brown’s office, but it sets the stage for the PM’s office to have a direct video line to citizens for more important announcements. 

Brightcove is just one of several internet TV platforms that will be represented at Streaming Media Europe in a session called, fittingly, “Comparing Internet TV Platforms.” In addition to Brightcove VP of International Partherships Raghav Gupta, Ooyala CEO Bismarck Lepe and BestTV Founder and VP of Business Development Oded Felled will debate and discuss what content owners should look for when selecting a platform to help them deliver their content. The session will be at 13:45 on Thursday, 16 October; to register, visit the Streaming Media Europe site, where the full programme will be announced next week.

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