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Brightcove Beacon – concatenation or commoditization?

It took the best part of three weeks for Brightcove to confirm that its recently launched Beacon product is not in fact based on the Ooyala assets the Boston-based video software specialist bought earlier this year. It’s easy to highlight what something isn’t, while painting a picture of what Beacon is – and specifically what is abundantly new – proved a little trickier. “Beacon basically gives the General Manager of an OTT service an app to run their OTT service,” Brightcove’s VP of Marketing Mike Green explained to Faultline. Addressing our speculation that Beacon is essentially Brightcove Video Cloud with a couple of extra monetization models plugged in, Green whittled Beacon’s new features down to two key selling points –…

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