BOSTON & VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2018--
(NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, and Accedo,
the video experience pioneer, announced today that OUTtv,
Canada’s only television network focusing on programming of interest to
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) and progressive audiences,
has selected OTT video solution, OTT Flow to power OUTtvGo, their
over-the-top (OTT) video service.
Launched in August 2017, OUTtvGo is an ambitious, on-demand, video
streaming service bringing the best of OUTtv to subscribers. According
to OUTtvGo, in the last twelve months its subscriber base has grown by
more than 260% and streams have increased by more than 670%. The service
is available in Canada for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and
on web browsers for $3.99 a month.
“OUTtv has a rich history as a broadcaster in Canada, but we are
ultimately an entertainment company for the LGBTQ community worldwide.
Our audience’s viewing habits have changed and OUTtvGo provides them
with the ability to stream our content at any time on multiple devices,”
Brad Danks, CEO, OUTtv, said. “Brightcove is helping us achieve that
vision. Leveraging OTT Flow, we have a solution that enables digital
rights management, which was a critical feature, and the high-quality
video playback that today’s consumer expects.”
OUTtv debuted in 2001 as PrideVision TV and was the first ever LGBTQ
broadcaster in the world. It rebranded as OUTtv in 2005. In the years
since, the broadcaster has established itself as the premiere television
network for the LGBTQ community in Canada. The network features original
series programming such as Sex & Violence, Knock Knock Ghost, Don’t Quit
Your Gay Job and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula as well as popular
programming from all over the world including RuPaul’s Drag Race, Hey
Qween, Neighbours and Queer as Folk.
“OUTtv is a broadcaster that understands that its future is delivering
its content anywhere its viewers are,” Anil Jain, executive vice
president and general manager, Media, Brightcove, said. “In doing so,
it’s opening new revenue streams and delivering its content to audiences
that otherwise wouldn’t be able to experience it. We’re pleased to be
working with OUTtv on its streaming subscription service and applaud its
approach to a digital future.”
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the
leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and
monetizing video across connected devices. The company offers a full
suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity
associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing video
across devices. Brightcove has thousands of customers in over 70
countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully
publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. To learn
more, visit www.brightcove.com.
OUTtv is Canada’s national LGBTQ television
network that offers a compelling mix of drama, comedy, talk and
award-winning movies. Their original programming includes Sex &
Violence, The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Don’t Quit Your Gay Job, Knock
Knock Ghost and Fabulocity. OUTtv is the exclusive initial license
holder for the Canadian broadcasts of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked.
OUTtvGo is OUTtv’s streaming platform where subscribers can stream their
favorite series and movies and discover new content exclusive to the
service. In Canada, OUTtvGo is available for iOS and Android devices,
Apple TV, Roku and on web browsers for $3.99 a month. To learn more
about OUTtv visit outtv.ca.
ACCEDO: FOR ALL VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDERS EMBRACING CHANGE
is the trusted video experience transformation pioneer improving the
lives of video consumers by the hundreds of millions. Over the years,
Accedo has earned the trust of the world’s leading video service
providers – customers to whom two goals are paramount: explore new
opportunities to monetize video and transform video services to meet
rapidly changing consumer expectations.
With this in mind Accedo has developed Accedo One™, the first cloud
platform dedicated to providing operators, broadcasters and brands with
the freedom to build, manage and deploy high-quality, engaging video
experiences the way they want to.
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