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    Online Video Conversations: AJ McGowan, Unicorn Media (now Brightcove)

    Larry Kless

    by Larry Kless

    This online video conversation features AJ McGowan, Chief Technical Officer of Unicorn Media, a leading video technology platform company specializing in dynamic ad insertion in the cloud. Unicorn Media's key technology is a product called Unicorn Once, that enables dynamic optimization of video content, either live or VOD, across any Internet-connected device through a single URL, and monetize video content by dynamically inserting and analyzing targeted ads through its patented video cloud technology. Unicorn Media was founded in 2007 and made a name for itself within the online video platform space with more than 50 customers in the broadcast TV sector and $5 million in revenue in 2013.

    Since this interview at OTTCON 2013, Unicorn Media was acquired by Brightcove on January 6, 2014 for $49 million, consisting of approximately 2.9 million shares of Brightcove stock and approximately $9 million in cash. Unicorn’s video technology and team will become part of Brightcove and McGowan will assume of the role of CTO at Brightcove.

    This interview was recorded at OTTCON May 19-20, 2013. Distributed by