Brightcove And Ooyala Go Head-To-Head On Euro Video

Recently a war has broken out in Europe about who will power online video for media owners. The two main players tussling it out are both from the US: Ooyala and Brightcove.

Last month Ooyala, a provider of video platform applications and services, and the UK’s Telegraph Media Group signed an agreement for Ooyala to run online video on the publisher’s websites and co-develop new technologies.

Today Ooyala is partnering with Middle East based social media platform developer H2O New Media, giving it distribution rights to Ooyala’s video platform, Backlot. It wil be used to stream video content from the growing Middle East television and media sector.

But (also today) Brightcove, which already has some big partners in Europe, is fighting back with a swathe of deals in Spain.