Months of work finally paid off. We’ve released the 3.8 update, which is a huge step forward for the BridTV video player level, as well as the BridTV platform overall. The update was developed based on publisher feedback and trends in online video industry. We’ve completely overhauled our analytics, focusing on the real time overview of your bandwidth consumption, ad request, ad impressions and video display. With each pricing plan we offer fast data reading and easy insight. What you’ll have is more than enough to keep you well informed.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves.
Thanksgiving is coming and you have narrowcasted your audience with video, followed and applied best video marketing practices and worked thoroughly on your video SEO so what’s left!? Well, by now you should be aware that appropriate skinning of your video player can have a great effect on branding of your product. 80% of BridTv users say customized video player ensures branding and engagement! We’ve tackled the subject of engagement via quality video content and the simple fact that engaged viewers are more likely to share the videos on their social channels – read it here.
Now, imagine if you can, sharing a fully customized player skin design for a great video that just went viral on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Your brand will be recognized everywhere in an instant. And that means…well, everything you need. From brand exposure and more traffic to increased ad sales. (more…)
Let’s review all improvements our platform has made through the past year. The entire Brid.Tv online video platform still requires no contracts, no obligations and it’s still entirely free for the webmaster to start using from day one, which represents a whole new webmaster-friendly approach in the field of enterprise-level online video platforms. It’s an enterprise-level service for no costs whatsoever, tailored towards the big boys as much as the smaller sites.
The player we offer with this service is now cutting-edge HTML5 tech, highly modular and modifiable in the sense that we can tailor its design to fit the webmaster’s website perfectly. It has extremely fast loading times and that it’s fully hosted on Amazon Cloud. Brid.tv provides to all the webmasters out there a robust and feature-rich turn-key solution to post their videos online and monetize them the way they want to. (more…)
We are proud to present our new explainer video, which underlines all benefits of our platform, and all the good stuff that Brid.tv, as an enterprise-level free online video platform and player solution, has there for you.
In our previous blogpost we have talked about what makes an effective Overlay Ad and how can you use it in your marketing campaign. As you know, Brid.tv player offers our partners monetization options for their videos, which enables them to monetize original videos by landing Non-Linear ads (overlays) and Linear ads: (Pre-Roll; Mid-Roll; Post-Roll). Basically you can display any kind of non-linear ads (a scroll, ticker, or watermark image) in a single player. TIP: 300×250 companion display is highly recommended.
Follow these simple steps to setup a video overlay via Brid.tv: (more…)
Brid’s YouTube syndication provides our Premium plan partners an option to easily export any video they add into Brid automatically to their YouTube account and channel. Once you have activated this feature you can easily syndicate your video content to your YouTube channel in Brid by using your Google YouTube login account. We use the OAuth 2.0 protocol to authorize Brid users to publish videos to YouTube. Brid’s YouTube syndication is “one-way” – that means your settings and content in Brid are pushed to YouTube, but the same rule doesn’t apply for Youtube, settings and content on YouTube are not dragged into Brid.
When you authorize YouTube syndication for one of your Google accounts you can’t change the Google account used. (more…)
Playlists represent an important part of any video implementation and are often the main feature of a viewing experience. BridTv offers both our Standard and Premium Partners a full content management solution for your video library which includes playlist creation. BridTv offers two main types of playlists: dynamic playlists and user-created playlists. See below how Brid manages playlists for you.
User-created playlists are static playlists that allow the user to add any video in their video library and organize them in a playlist which suits their need. Here’s how you can create a playlist: (more…)
When it comes to creating a blog or a website, and making it popular, there is a strong correlation between those brands who produce the most videos and those who get the most views. When brands use photos and videos in combination with written posts, they will surely create more attractive content and give their users a richer material about the subject they want to talk about. Many experts give advantage to video content over written posts, because video form is mobile, dynamic, shareable, and it can be far more engaging than standard text-driven marketing.
All Global brands have a YouTube channel, and no wonder as YouTube has 1 billion users, and 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. But if you’re a start-up video publisher and have a Youtube channel you should think twice before publishing your videos on YouTube exclusively, as YouTube takes 45% of all your ad fees and controls all aspects of monetization for you. (more…)
Online ad viewability is a hot topic in advertising right now, therefore, brand advertisers want to ensure that their video ads are seen. Google conducted a study of their video advertising platforms, as they explain – to better understand video ad viewability. They analyzed two separate sets of data during April of 2015. The first data set consisted of video viewability across the web which did not included YouTube (Mobile video app ad views were excluded from this data set) and the second data set which consisted of video viewability data for YouTube, only this data set include both data from across the web and mobile in-app ads. According to this study, YouTube users have a 91% viewability rate of video ads, while the average viewability of video ads across the web (not including YouTube) is 54%. (more…)
You know that feeling of being anxious to find one particular spot in the video that you want to watch right away. The problem is that your video is too long and you’re repeatedly pressing the wrong part on a timeline bar over and over again. That can be frustrating and tedious to say the least.
That’s why a Storyboard Thumbnail Feature on a progress bar on any video player is a great way to find precisely what you need in a matter of seconds.
It lets you see an overview of the video content without interfering with video playback.
They way it works exactly is that it shows you thumbnail images of every 10 seconds of video length when you are hovering your mouse over the progress bar (timeline) without skipping to it until you press the button. It helps you navigate through the video content and easily find the exact moment in the video you’re trying to watch. (more…)