The partnership creates the Brightcove China Delivery via Alibaba Cloud solution and makes Brightcove the first video provider to enable on-demand video streaming into China.
Global companies that need to train employees or sell to consumers in China have long been hindered by restrictions placed on video. Some companies have suffered video loading or analytics failures; others have been blacklisted for lack of an in-country domain and license.
Brightcove, a video for business provider, said the company has solved this problem by establishing a partnership with global e-commerce giant Alibaba.
The partnership creates the Brightcove China Delivery via Alibaba Cloud solution and makes Brightcove the first video provider to enable on-demand video streaming into the nation.
China will host a projected $US2.8 trillion in e-commerce this year, and corporate communications divisions will continue to engage employees with more video. Brightcove China Delivery via Alibaba Cloud enables customers to execute a single video distribution strategy worldwide. As they do for other countries, Brightcove content owners can use a simple checkbox interface to start distributing video in China and analyze its performance.
“As retailers and enterprises with global reach continue to expand and evolve, many must effectively conduct business in China, and a large portion of that business today depends on video,” said Jim Lundy, CEO, Lead Analyst, Aragon Research. “Brightcove is meeting the need for reliable delivery of video on a truly global basis, a growing need for multinational entities and global brands.”
“Strategically, we need to have a robust, video-forward eCommerce site in China,” said Matteo Cassarino, Chief Digital Officer, Graff, a multinational jeweler based in London. “Graff jewelry is exceedingly precious, and we want our buyers to be able to fully appreciate the beauty of our products, which is not possible with a static image. Brightcove has been a longtime partner and its recent platform enhancements provide us the ability to have a reliable video commerce strategy in China, from a single location, that scales to fit our growing needs.”