Ooyala, the fast-growing Mountain View, California- based provider online video services, has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Yahoo! Corporation of Japan to manage and distribute a broad range of video services.
The agreement calls for Ooyala system to power Yahoo! Japan video. Additionally, the companies will jointly market the solution to broadcasters, publishers and enterprise users, the companies announced today.
After the United States, Japan is the second biggest market for online video consumption. And, Yahoo! maintains about 60 percent of Internet use, company claims.
Yahoo! Japan is affiliated with Yahoo! but is majority owned by Softbank.
For an overview on Ooyala, we recently spoke with Bismarck Lepe, co-founder and President of Products. We have republished the interview today.
Below is a video provided by Ooyala with CEO Jay Fucher speaking about the new alliance.
Posted on 02/22/2011 at 7:30 AM by Andy Plesser