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Brightcove, the global provider of cloud services for video, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the online video platform (OVP) business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology.

Brightcove is acquiring Ooyala’s OVP technology, including video content management and publishing platform Backlot, Analytics, Live, and its underlying IP and associated patents.  As part of the transaction, Brightcove will acquire substantial portions of Ooyala’s engineering, support, and sales

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Last month, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, UKTV, announced that it had added elements of machine learning and AI – specifically in terms of personalisation, content recommendation and building up taste profiles – to its iOS, Android and Amazon FireOS VOD apps.

AI is a hot topic in the industry right now and I wanted to learn more, so I spoke to Oliver Davies, UKTV’s Director of Digital Product, about these product enhancements. Here are four

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In 2018, media and entertainment providers have worked hard to revolutionise the way they deliver content to consumers across a changing media landscape, especially in terms of gaining a deeper understanding of metadata to connect viewers to content. Charles Dawes, senior director, international marketing at TiVo, takes a look at what trends and developments he predicts may emerge in 2019.

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Not a complete guide but here’s some of the material that we cover when a new starter joins VOD Professional.

A new recruit, Juliana, joined us here at VOD Professional last month and on her first day, I gave her an overview of the online video industry. I do this with all our new starters and to date, the briefing has come in the form of an unstructured two to three-hour brain-dump covering things like

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