Enables Angry Birds fans around the world to watch 52 on-demand
episodes across Smart TVs, smartphones and tablets
(NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services,
today announced that Rovio Entertainment, an entertainment media company
headquartered in Finland and the creator of the globally successful
Angry Birds franchise, has selected the Brightcove Video Cloud online
video platform to support the launch of its Angry Birds Toons animated
series. Angry Birds game users, which number more than 1.7 billion
downloads according to Rovio, can now watch the latest adventure of the
birds and pigs across smartphones and tablets with the help of Video
Cloud, which makes it possible for Rovio to publish and distribute the
video series to audiences across devices.
"By partnering with Brightcove, we are able to quickly ramp our online
video efforts and deliver on-demand episodes to viewers across devices,
while ensuring a high quality viewing experience," said Nick Dorra, Head
of Animation at Rovio.
With Brightcove Video Cloud, Rovio has access to the most comprehensive
and advanced features for publishing and distributing video content to
audiences across every screen. Rovio will release a new episode of Angry
Birds Toons in its Angry Birds games, and to Smart TVs and other devices
each Sunday at 8am GMT.
"Rovio has built a tremendous audience for its Angry Birds game," said
Jeff Whatcott, chief marketing officer at Brightcove. "We are thrilled
to partner with Rovio as they expand on the success of the Angry Birds
franchise and give fans more opportunities to engage and interact with
their favorite characters on the device of their choosing."
Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud
content services, offers a family of products used to publish and
distribute the world's professional digital media. The company's
products include Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform
and Zencoder, a leading cloud-based media processing service and HTML5
video player technology provider. Brightcove has more than 6,350
customers in over 60 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content
services to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones,
tablets and connected TVs. For more information, visit http://www.brightcove.com.
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Source: Brightcove Inc.
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