So you decided that you want to create a website. You are clear on the type of content you want to produce for your new website. You are sure you want to create your own brand online with minimum overhead. You are also sure that you will not be using youtube platform. What are your options? These were the things going through my head months ago when the FREE platform I used change and pricing was higher than I was willing to pay. Here are a few video platform distributors I have either used or have used in the past.

Brightcove
ProS: 30 day free trial, total branding freedom, good customer service, great management system of videos.
Cons: The price is costly and may not be for beginners, can be monetized but not the easiest to understand, need to download a uploader and can be difficult if you would like to produce from anywhere

Livestream (formerly Mogulus)
Pros: FREE and premium options, Offer live broadcast, customizable
Cons: Cost for one channel is high at $350 USD dollars a month, new websites are looking at $4,200 USD a year.

Oyaala
Pros: Great management platform, easy to upload videos, non-intrusive advertising options, Best looking video window of all
Cons: Customer service took a while to get back to me, Pricing is high

Kyte
Pros: Allow mobile live shows, Iphone app, Cost is about $150 USD a month, Allow others to produce on you channel, attracted celebrities because of easy publishing platform.
Cons: few options with player, not very customizable, still in beta after launching for some time now

2 comments

  1. Louise  

    July 17, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    This is a nice clean player, fully scalable, with subtitle function - and its free with NO BRANDING on it
    http://www.ossian.tv/freeplayer/note.html

  2. ORLANDO  

    July 27, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Thank you for your addition Louise!

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