will adopt the Brightcove
platform for online video content management and publishing advertising-supported video players across its Web properties. Beginning later this year, SPOX will use Brightcove to deliver exclusive video content and programming from professional sports leagues in Germany and around the world, including the Champions League, DFB Cup, Formula 1, Premier League, PGA and boxing. The content is provided by Premiere, the leading pay TV operator in Germany and Austria and SPOX investor.
SPOX evaluated several other online video solutions, but ultimately selected the Brightcove platform because of its strong reputation for quality, ease of use and efficiency. Brightcove provides the most comprehensive suite of capabilities that address the specific needs of portals like SPOX. Brightcove's pre-integration with social media websites and applications was also a major factor, as it enables SPOX to increase distribution and audience size while growing their ad inventory beyond the portal.
Brightcove launched an office in Hamburg in October, also works with a number of other media businesses in Germany, including OMS, an online sales and marketing network for regional newspapers, and Gruner + Jahr, Europe's largest magazine publisher.