At the NABShow last week I did a short video interview with Albert Lai, Brightcove's CTO for Media and Broadcast. In the interview, Albert explained Brightcove's expanded TV Everywhere integrations with Adobe Pass and Akamai's Sola Vision Identity Services.
It's well understood that if content providers are to distribute to multiple devices via TV Everywhere, security and authentication are paramount. By integrating with Adobe and Akamai, Brightcove is trying to provide its content customers with multiple authentication choices depending on their preferences, helping reduce friction in TVE rollouts.
Aside from TVE, Albert and I also discuss Brightcove's new live transcoding in the cloud service now available via its Zencoder unit. By obviating the need for expensive hardware and staff, Albert sees this capability as opening up new opportunities for smaller content providers to do live events. Albert provides a couple of recent examples.