Brightcove Drops Free Service

Cambridge, MA-based Brightcove, which rolled out an overhauled version of its Internet video publishing platform last month, notified users in an e-mail and blog post yesterday that it will shut down the Brightcove Network, a free advertising-supported version the platform, on December 17. Launched in 2006, the Brightcove Network and its showcase site were designed for small publishers—who happen to be the target group for the new “Brightcove Basic” service, a version of the Brightcove 3 platform that will priced at “several hundred dollars a month,” according to Adam Berrey, Brightcove’s senior vice president of marketing and strategy.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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2 responses to “Brightcove Drops Free Service”

  1. Vidster says:

    Folks should check out Fliqz ( I’ve been using it for almost a year and it’s great. Better customization than Brightcove and really easy to use.

  2. Naomi says:

    Brightcove just left me, and probably many more publishers using their free video players, frantically trying to figure out how we are going to keep our video-based sites up and running.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for free video players with multiple lineups on each player & no restrictions on number of streams?