Brightcove, the big Boston-based provider of online video services, has filed for an initial public offering, the company announced today.

Recently, the company expanded its business offering to include a full service support for the creating and management of Apps for a range of devices. 

The company seeks to raise $50 million in the IPO.

We spoke with Brightcove co-founder and CEO Jeremy Allaire recently in Boston and have republished that interview today.

Find reports on this development here.

Andy Plesser