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BOSTON -- Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. "Brightcove ended 2012 on a strong note, with our fourth quarter results once again exceeding our revenue and profitability guidance," said Jeremy Allaire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brightcove. "2012 was an exciting year for Brightcove. We consistently exceeded our financial objectives, acquired Zencoder, significantly expanded our product footprint and value proposition, added over a thousand customers to our Video Cloud platform including some of the world’s largest media companies, and successfully completed our initial public offering." Allaire added, "We are pushing the pace of innovation in the online digital content delivery market, as evidenced by both Frost and Sullivan and ABI Research naming Brightcove the industry’s leading Online Video Platform. We continue to see a broad cross-section of companies recognizing the compelling user experience online digital content can offer their customers, and we believe Brightcove is well positioned to benefit from this growing demand in an emerging multi-billion dollar market." Brightcove also announced today an executive transition plan for 2013. David Mendels, currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Brightcove, will become the Company’s Chief Executive Officer following the completion of the first quarter 2013. Jeremy Allaire will continue to serve in his role as Chief Executive Officer during this transition period and will become Executive Chairman of the Board at the beginning of the second quarter of 2013, at which time he will continue to be actively involved in the company’s strategic planning, product development and key customer relationships. Mendels has served as Brightcove’s President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010. Prior to joining Brightcove, Mendels was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe’s Business Productivity Unit, where he was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue from products including Acrobat, Connect, LiveCycle and Flex. He joined Adobe following their acquisition of Macromedia, where he had successive executive roles including in Sales, Marketing, Business Development/Corporate Strategy and as General Manager and Executive Vice President of Product for the company’s Web Publishing business unit. Brightcove Inc.

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