Rafat Ali is carrying the following news today: "Jeremy Allaire, one of the key people behind ColdFusion and a co-founder of Allaire Corp (later sold to Macromedia), is lifting the veil on his mysterious new venture: an IP video startup called Brightcove formed to encourage democratization of video production and distribution. ...¶... My impression: think of it as RealNetworks done right with a consumer video service, a backend service, and other allied services needed for everyone from small publishers, like bloggers, to small-to-mid sized media companies and online VOD startups, develop and distribute video easily and cost-effectively. In essence, an open-publishing model. ..." Link: paidcontent.org.
Jeremy sent me an email 2/27 with the same announcement from his personal weblog. Brightcove also has its own weblog. Here's a related story from the 12/6/2004 Boston Globe: Boston techies envision TV's on-demand future. eHomeUpgrade has a story on it also and several weblogs have picked it up. The most complete story is at paidcontent.org (above). Here's the company's official press release. Based on Allaire's reputation, this looks like it will be a very interesting development. --Dennis
Net entrepreneur Allaire to unveil video-download company. Cambridge entrepreneur Jeremy Allaire, whose Cold Fusion software became a standard tool for website development in the 1990s, is unveiling a company that he hopes will make Internet movie downloads a standard feature on home TV sets. ... Link: Boston Globe.