Thursday, July 31, 2008

Brightcove Expands in Japan, Partners on Internet Olympic Coverage

Brightcove has appointed Hisashige Hashimoto as general manager of its Japan-based subsidiary.

Brightcove also announced that Web TV distribution giant, PRESENTCAST, has selected its Internet video platform for gorin.jp, the exclusive online video portal in Japan for coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. gorin.jp is backed by all of Japan's commercial television broadcasters.


Mr. Hashimoto joins Brightcove after two years as president and chief executive officer of Paygent, a mobile auction escrow service he launched in 2006 and grew to 2,000 customers before leaving in 2008. Prior to Paygent, Mr. Hashimoto worked in three different senior management positions for Macromedia KK, helping lead the Education, Channel Marketing, and Platform Product Marketing divisions. Before Macromedia KK, Mr. Hashimoto spent 14 years with Mitsui & Co., Ltd.http://www.brightcove.comhttp://www.gorin.jp

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