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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightcove

Brightcove is well suited for large enterprises that are concerned with video security. Works well for all types of departments from marketing to internal communications. It also provides several plugins which makes it easy to integrate with a technology stack. Brightcove licensing is not ideal for large enterprises that are trying to keep costs down. It is not the best platform for sales enablement when compared to the competition.
Stacy Stanislaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

I'm not sure what the average user is looking for, but I can imagine a number of scenarios for which the platform offers a very flexible hosting service for a variety of users, with plenty of bells and whistles, for a reasonable costs that can protect content while offering a good interface between the publisher and their viewers.
Charles H. Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Video Marketing

Brightcove
6.6
Private Media Channel
Lead generation
Brightcove
7.0
Private Media Channel
Video personalization
Brightcove
4.5
Private Media Channel
Video SEO
Brightcove
7.0
Private Media Channel
Integration to Marketing Automation
Brightcove
8.0
Private Media Channel

Video Platform Integrations

Brightcove
10.0
Private Media Channel
Integration to Eloqua
Brightcove
10.0
Private Media Channel

Video Security

Brightcove
8.5
Private Media Channel
Video access controls
Brightcove
9.0
Private Media Channel
User management
Brightcove
9.0
Private Media Channel
Video link sharing
Brightcove
7.4
Private Media Channel
Internal video
Brightcove
9.0
Private Media Channel
External video
Brightcove
8.2
Private Media Channel

Video Player

Brightcove
8.8
Private Media Channel
Player customization
Brightcove
9.0
Private Media Channel
Embedded videos
Brightcove
8.6
Private Media Channel
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
Brightcove
8.8
Private Media Channel
Mobile compatibility
Brightcove
8.8
Private Media Channel

Video Analytics

Brightcove
7.7
Private Media Channel
Streaming quality reports
Brightcove
6.0
Private Media Channel
Per viewer tracking
Brightcove
8.8
Private Media Channel
Per video tracking
Brightcove
8.8
Private Media Channel
Video analytics dashboard
Brightcove
7.2
Private Media Channel

Video Hosting, Management & Storage

Brightcove
7.6
Private Media Channel
On-Demand video
Brightcove
8.0
Private Media Channel
Video upload & format support
Brightcove
8.0
Private Media Channel
Video library / File management
Brightcove
6.4
Private Media Channel
Video portal
Brightcove
8.0
Private Media Channel

Pros

Brightcove

  • Ability to easily output a JSON response for requested video data. This makes it easy to work with Brightcove as partner.
  • The read APIs are very flexible and can the output can be easily customized using cgi args. This provides great customization of the output and sorting and filtering mechanisms to find the videos you're looking for.
  • The ability to add captions to videos is good, especially with the regulations requiring video captioning. DFXP support works great as long as the player is given the exact XML format it is looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

  • Answer the telephone and provide technical support very readily. Stay on the line to make sure your problem is solved.
  • Hosting with user payment ability to be handled by their site or my site. Don't have to have different companies for payment and hosting.
  • Affordable for small business.
  • Ability to organize content in multiple ways. Works well for educational model.
  • Allows my own branding. There branding is fairly transparent.
Lisa VanOstrand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Brightcove

  • The code for customizing the video player can be made easier, I think it still uses BEML code.
  • Easily accessible ready made code will help users like me to implement a cool looking player.
  • I would love to implement Brightcove video cloud on most of the projects that I work on and I see we could use it in so many different ways but pricing is not easily available on the website.
  • Again if I could work with someone to price for small, medium and large businesses that would be great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

  • Niche could add a more comprehensive online tutorial.
  • The Niche Web RTC program is amazing but it would be great if they had an app that would allow mobile devices to also connect even if they dont have chrome
  • It would be great if Niche could add a less comprehensive platform only for healthcare applications
Tyler Theslof | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Brightcove

Brightcove 9.0
Based on 14 answers
It took quite some time to upload and organize our video library. The amount of time it would require to relocate all this information outweighs any negative aspect I personally have with the experience. They have been pretty good to work with and from speaking with my Brightcove rep, I know some of the issues I have listed are currently being addressed and tested for future releases.
Colby Iannazzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Because 10 is considered the best rating. Niche Video Media gives good service.
J.C. O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Brightcove

Brightcove 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very usable! I don't see any major flaws
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because 10 is the best.
J.C. O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Brightcove

Brightcove 4.0
Based on 2 answers
We are notified often of downtime, and I have not heard from a support rep for over a year. It really makes it hard to learn what new things are coming out and how we can take our video to the next level when there is no contact from the team on a regular cadence.
Stacy Stanislaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Immediate response from a knowledgeable rep - not a tier 1 automaton reading a script. I can, and have, reached them at all hours by phone, by chat, or by email. Responses are under 24 hours and frequently less than 1. And stuff gets DONE! I see things I request in almost every monthly release.
Adriana West | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Brightcove

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It was direct and personal, aimed at solving the immediate task at hand while instructing me how the channel as a whole works in the process.
Adriana West | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Brightcove

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No, the support at Niche Video Media was very helpful during set up.
J.C. O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Brightcove

Marketing department favors it because EVERYONE uses YouTube. Overall, YouTube offers decent features and functionality. But Brightcove offers the ability to brand and style players, and control what our users see (and so much more) and YouTube does not. For instance, on YouTube, users are presented with other videos (which could contain competitor videos).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

The access controls of who can view, when one can view, how many times one can view, and from where they can view and also the security, and protecting from download [are better]. The review and approval workflow, editing the videos, blue-pen are all not available in Vimeo Pro.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Brightcove

  • Again, there has been a huge cost savings which significantly improved our ROI
  • There has also been less time spent on learning new technologies and training additional staff on maintaining a video server.
  • Less time spent on the previous two points has allowed me to focus on other areas within the department that needed improvement.
Grant Benatar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Private Media Channel

  • I believe videos for training will be the way of the future. Once the initial cost of producing the videos is accounted for, other than hosting cost all views of the course will be income.
  • I believe creating short marketing videos will attract new customers.
Lisa VanOstrand | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Brightcove

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Private Media Channel

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Brightcove
6.4
Private Media Channel
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Brightcove
9.0
Private Media Channel
9.1

Usability

Brightcove
9.0
Private Media Channel
9.1

Support

Brightcove
4.0
Private Media Channel
8.8

Online Training

Brightcove
Private Media Channel
9.1

Implementation

Brightcove
Private Media Channel
9.1

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