Brightcove, the Boston-based video publishing services company, has established a separately funded Japanese unit and has landed a splashy assignment as the the video solution for, the exclusive provider of online coverage of the Summer Olympics. is backed by the major Japanese broadcasters.

Here’s the company’s press release issued this evening.

For an update on developments at Brightcove, we recently spoke with VP Adam Berrey and reposted the interview tonight.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer