Video Streaming Platforms

Video Streaming Platforms Overview

Video Streaming Platforms (also known as Online Video Platforms or Over-the-top Television Services) are managed end-to-end or bundled solutions that content creators, owners, and aggregators use to operate online video services.

Video Streaming Platforms should not be confused with Video hosting solutions like YouTube, for example. Whereas Video platforms focus on videos intended for social sharing, Video Streaming Platforms act as large-scale alternatives for entertainment and media companies looking to host their content such as TV shows, films, etc. online. Think platforms that give your company the ability to stream content as Hulu does for a variety of television networks. Examples of Video Streaming Platform providers include Disney Streaming Services, Comcast Technology Solutions, and Brightcove.

Video Streaming Products

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Vimeo

Vimeo PRO is an enterprise video platform built to host and provide full high-definition videos with presentation customization and detailed reporting for users.

Key Features

  • Video access controls (35)
    67%
    6.7
  • Mobile compatibility (35)
    62%
    6.2
  • Embedded videos (35)
    60%
    6.0
Brightcove

Brightcove Video is a video hosting and publishing solution. The company also provides a cloud media processing product called Zencoder.

Kaltura

Kaltura, headquartered in New York, offers enterprise or large scale video storage, streaming, and distribution supporting a variety of purposes such as streaming, enterprise video portal, interactive video and virtual classroom, or podcasting.

Key Features

  • Video access controls (7)
    86%
    8.6
  • User management (7)
    80%
    8.0
  • Video link sharing (7)
    80%
    8.0
StreamShark Live Streaming Platform

StreamShark is a live streaming solution that provides options for large enterprises as well as individuals or businesses with small to medium requirements.

JWP

JWP is a video platform boasting 40,000 broadcasters, publishers, and other video-driven brands whose business relies on video as users. JWP provides these companies with a way to accelerate and scale their video strategy and is a video platform that can be used to stream video, engage…

Vimeo Enterprise (Vimeo Livestream)

Vimeo Enterprise, based on technology acquired with Livestream in September 2017 is the company's HD livestreaming platform touting auto-archiving, simultaneous live streaming, secure sharing with password and domain-level security, and audience engagement (e.g. chat), with SLA available…

Dalet Flex

The Dalet Flex (formerly Ooyala Flex Media Platform) aims to connect and power the entire content supply chain, from the initial pre-production through to distribution. It provides sophisticated workflow management, shared metadata infrastructure, and APIs to connect and orchestrate…

ViewLift

ViewLift is a full-service digital content distribution platform enabling media companies, sports leagues and teams, education providers and others to monetize their content through native branded apps on major OTT devices including web, mobile, TV-connected devices, Smart TVs and…

VIXY Video Platform

VIXY offers various video solutions for a wide variety of businesses. Users can embed and share their videos and/or launch their own white label VOD TV channel with VIXY. This software provides professional video management, reliable hosting and fast delivery to all devices.

Enveu

Enveu provides end-to-end OTT technology solutions to build, launch, manage and grow a video streaming business across 12+ platforms. Their premier platform - the Experience Cloud helps Media Publishers & Content Creators globally to manage their content in one central location,…

Streamlabs

Streamlabs, made by Logitech International, is a free live streaming software. With it's multi-streaming capabilities, Streamlabs can stream to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and more live at the same time.

Bambuser

Bambuser’s Live Video Shopping technology aims to drive customer engagement and sales for some of the world’s largest brands and retailers. The streaming solution supports One-to-One, One-to-Many shopping experiences, and Bambuser offers a Live Streaming SDK to build the service…

Arena Virtual and Hybrid Events

Arena is a virtual and hybrid events platform presented as simple, scalable, and customisable - everything that event organisers need.Each event on Arena is built around a set of Rooms: Lobby, Stage, Video Breakout, and Audio Breakout. Each room includes an interactive live video…

Muvi

Muvi headquartered in New York offers their OTT platform, allowing the user to launch a branded video/audio streaming service instantly.

Piksel Digital Enterprise

Piksel headquartered in the UK offers Digital Enteprise, a secure online video library management, distribution, and livestreaming platform for businesses.

Ventuno

Ventuno is a SaaS platform used by video creators to launch and monetize their video streaming service. Its customizable templates can be used to launch a streaming website, mobile apps (Android, iOS), and connected TV apps (Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, LG TV, and…

iStreamPlanet

iStreamPlanet headquartered in Seattle aims to revolutionize TV technology so customers can deliver the very best experience to the fan. They offer an end-to-end digital video workflow with the Aventus Media Processing Suite and the Orbis Direct To Consumer (DTC) Platform. Aventus…

Hive Enterprise Video Distribution

Hive Enterprise Video Distribution provides a video streaming solutions for live and on-demand enterprise video distribution. The Hive Enterprise Video Distribution solution is 100 % software based, can be centrally managed, and requires no additional hardware. The vendor states…

VIDIZMO

VIDIZMO provides enterprise video streaming, as well as digital media and evidence management solutions with AI-enabled features for specific use cases in cloud, on-premises and hybrid deployment models.

MobiTV

MOBITV is a white-label Pay TV streaming service from the company of the same name in Emeryville, serving Pay TV operators around the world.

BlueFrame

BlueFrame Technology is a digital video software and services company headquartered in Lexington, helping sports teams and organizations simply and cost-effectively create, manage, and distribute content to modern platforms.

SIDEARM Sports

SIDEARM Sports is a video streaming service from the company of the same name in Syracuse, that aims to make it possible for collegiate sports fans to follow their favorite teams no matter if they are across town, across the country, or across the world.

Genius Sports

Genius Sports headquartered in London provides digital sports content, technology and integrity services, boasting users in over 150 countries worldwide, empowering sports to capture, manage and distribute their live data and video, driving their digital transformation and enhancing…

Qumu Enterprise Video as a Service (EVaaS)

Qumu's Enterprise Video as a Service (EVaaS) platform aims to enable global organizations to reach large and remote audiences while maintaining video quality and uptime. Thru the use of edge devices and transcoded video streams, viewers experience a broadcast that is maximized to…

StageIt

StageIt, from the company of the same name in Hollywood, is a web-based video streaming tool that supports artist, performer, and creator monetization.

Learn More About Video Streaming Platforms

What are Video Streaming Platforms?

Video Streaming Platforms (also known as Online Video Platforms or Over-the-top Television Services) are managed end-to-end or bundled solutions that content creators, owners, and aggregators use to operate online video services.

Video Streaming Platforms should not be confused with Video hosting solutions like YouTube, for example. Whereas Video platforms focus on videos intended for social sharing, Video Streaming Platforms act as large-scale alternatives for entertainment and media companies looking to host their content such as TV shows, films, etc. online. Think platforms that give your company the ability to stream content as Hulu does for a variety of television networks. Examples of Video Streaming Platform providers include Disney Streaming Services, Comcast Technology Solutions, and Brightcove.

Features & Capabilities

A quality Video Streaming Platform should support the following:

  • Video content accessible from multiple types of devices, including those specifically designed for streaming services such as Amazon Fire sticks, Apple TVs, etc.
  • Apps particular to each type of device (website versions, mobile app versions, etc.)
  • Specific apps for users on TV (CTV)/Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), or those wishing to use your streaming service through a TV
  • Built-in subscription services for your customers/viewers
  • Support for video-on-demand, in cases where subscriptions are not desired

Video Streaming Platforms Comparison

When on the market for a Video Streaming Platform provider, consider the following tips:

  1. A Video Streaming Platform is a major investment, consider viable alternatives such as hosting and streaming your content on your own. It does require some work, which is the benefit of using Video Streaming Platforms as it reduces the labor on your end, but may be more affordable and more maneuverable in the long-term.
  2. If you're sure a Video Streaming Platform is right for you, still create a contingency plan in case workflows must be brought in-house after all. Look for a vendor that speaks to this scenario, and has documentation on how they can assist you with making the transition.
  3. Choose a Video Streaming Platform vendor with a focus on innovation and growing with the market. You want to make sure the software you choose for streaming your content can keep up with emerging trends in the space. You don't want consumers to be swayed towards content that is more accessible or simply more exciting otherwise.
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Pricing

The cheapest Video Streaming Platforms start at around $200 a month and typically require an annual contract. These plans may be more suitable for non-entertainment/media companies looking to host internal videos on a secure platform. Entertainment and media companies will see higher costs associated with their video streaming services, and those agreements typically reach into the thousands of dollars. Contracts in this category are largely contingent upon the size of your media library. Narrowing down the scope of your library, as well as how you want users to interact with your video, will help you first create your shortlist, and then investigate specific pricing packages for your use case with the vendors you chose.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Video Streaming Platforms?

Video Streaming Platforms (also known as Online Video Platforms or Over-the-top Television Services) are managed end-to-end or bundled solutions that content creators, owners, and aggregators use to operate online video services. Examples of Video Streaming Platform providers include Disney Streaming Services, Comcast Technology Solutions, and Brightcove.

What tasks associated with streaming my content do Video Streaming Platforms manage for me?

Video Streaming Platforms develop, aggregate, and administer technologies to maintain online video services. These operations include, but are not limited to: data ingestion, storage, transcoding, playout, security, monetization, analytics, delivery, advertising, recommendation, and playback.

What types of Video Streaming Platforms are there?

Vendors offering video streaming services can be split into three main categories. First are the companies born from internal technology initiatives within well-known M&E conglomerates, deemed successful enough to sell externally. This includes Comcast Technology Solutions, Disney Streaming Services, Endeavor Streaming, and Verizon Media. The second is comprised of long-established players that developed standards for video streaming solutions configuring the current market. These are Brightcove, Kaltura, and Piksel, among others. The final category is smaller, specialized, regionally-centered vendors. They provide the technologies and infrastructure powering video streaming. Larger technology vendors are absent from this space.