Brightcove’s Lai: 2013 Was The Year Of Mobile-First

“The year of mobile.” It’s become a pretty hackneyed digital media forecast. But, in 2013, for digital video, it came true, says Brightcove media and broadcast CTO Albert Lai. “In 2013, we saw a lot of our customers say that the majority or near-majority of their customer base were coming from mobile apps versus desktop,” […]

 

Brightcove’s Lai: Online Video Will Become Linear TV

Internet video today is a “pull” paradigm. But imagine an online video environment that merges effortlessly with the rolling model established by linear TV. That’s what Brightcove media and broadcast CTO Albert Lai imagines. Berating the “thick walls” between simulcast broadcast and pre-recorded on-demand, Lai tells Beet.TV: “The walls of those content types will disappear. […]

 

Cracking Device Fragmentation High On IBC Agenda, Brightcove CTO Lai

AMSTERDAM — Speaking with multiple online video players at the International Broadcasting Convention, you get the feeling the industry has converged on one main challenge this year – how to deliver video to a burgeoning number of different devices. “We see device fragmentation,” Boston-based Brightcove media and broadcast services CTO Albert Lai tells Beet.TV in […]