Update: JW7 is now available. Check it out here.
We are very pleased to announce that LongTail Video has merged with our long-time partner, Bits on the Run! View the official press release here.
Since our founding, LongTail Video has focused on providing simple, easy-to-use solutions for publishers seeking to publish and monetize their video online. With the help and support of our community, our products – which include the JW Player, the AdSolution, and AddOns – have gained tremendous traction in the market and are actively used on over a million web sites.
We believe our merger with Bits on the Run represents a unique opportunity to further build on our original product focus. For those of you who do not already know, Bits on the Run is a self-serve online video platform that allows web publishers to transcode, manage and stream their online video to any platform, including mobile and set-top box devices. With Bits, we can offer the millions of web sites currently using our products with an end-to-end video solution at incredibly low prices. It is truly a perfect complement to our existing business.
As part of the merger, the entire Bits on the Run team, led by Jeroen “JW” Wijering, will join the LongTail team and continue their fantastic work on Bits on the Run. We are obviously very pleased to add such a talented and dedicated group of developers to the LongTail family.
Moving forward, nothing will change for LongTail and Bits on the Run users in the short-term. Our products will continue to be available at both the LongTail (www.longtailvideo.com) and Bits on the Run (www.bitsontherun.com) websites. Over time, Bits on the Run will gradually become a greater presence on LongTail Video, where the two platforms will eventually be integrated.
We will be making more announcements about the merger in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Thank you for your continued support and allowing us to share this news with you – we hope this excites you as much as it does us!
The LongTail Video Team