FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OOYALA ACCELERATES ENTRY INTO JAPANESE MARKET WITH LOCALIZED VIDEO PUBLISHING PLATFORM
(Mountain View, CA) January 27, 2010 - Ooyala, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end video platform applications and services, today announced the launch of its Japanese website and publishing platform.
With this new release, customers will be able to create and manage their video publishing account in Japanese. This announcement comes on the heels of Ooyala's expansion into Japan with its partner, NTT SMARTCONNECT, an NTT Holdings subsidiary.
Companies can now quickly create an account from the newly launched Japanese corporate website (http://www.ooyala.jp). Once the account is created, uploading, analytics, syndication and ad serving features can all be managed in Japanese. For Japanese companies with an International footprint, the Ooyala video player automatically detects the browser language settings and adjusts the player controls and closed captioning to accommodate the consumer.
“Online video is revolutionizing media consumption globally, and the Japanese market represents an exciting opportunity for us ," says Chris Wong, Ooyala SVP of Corporate Development. "By March of 2011, the Japanese government is planning to have broadband across the entire country, with over 75% of the population getting fiber directly to their home. With the deployment of this high-speed broadband infrastructure and mass proliferation of web-connected mobile devices - this will make it possible for companies to leverage our platform to deliver richer and more engaging video content directly to their consumers.”
Ooyala has established itself as a market leader in the online video platform category in North America and Europe. Japan is an important opportunity to the company as it continues its global expansion. Ooyala continues to work closely with leading customers and partners in Japan to deliver innovative technology and solutions.
“Brosta TV was created to spearhead the next era of Japanese local content and media across the Internet and mobile phones globally,” said Takaharu Nakano, CEO of Brosta TV, a strategic business unit formed under the TV Asahi Corporation. “The Ooyala platform has enabled us to effectively manage, syndicate and analyze video content for our rapidly expanding offering of media channels on both the Internet and mobile phone platforms. We’re excited to continue to grow with Ooyala through the use of their recently announced localized product which will make it easier for us to service our partners and customers.”
“Online video is growing in popularity and is a strategic tool for driving content delivery network adoption and usage,” said Mitsuyoshi Okamoto, President of NTT SMARTCONNECT. “Ooyala has enabled us to offer a solution which combines their leading platform with our media delivery services to sell a localized and co-branded version of its video platform. This announcement is another example of Ooyala’s commitment to become one of the leading video technology providers in Japan.”
About Ooyala Inc.
Ooyala is a video technology company that provides a comprehensive software platform enabling the delivery, management, and monetization of high quality online video content. Its innovative analytics engine and monetization server allow video content owners to drive revenue by maximizing the value of their content. Ooyala has over 500 customers, including 150 global media and enterprise customers such as Wenner Media, the Telegraph, Dell and Electronic Arts.
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