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Dailymotion updates cloud video streaming platform

UPDATED: French video sharing website Dailymotion has introduced a new version of its cloud-based video streaming platform, designed to provide brands, publishers, advertisers, broadcasters and other partners with a powerful suite of tools to instantly stream content online.

The new version of Dailymotion Cloud is being pitched as a hassle-free option for video publishers wishing to pay for delivery of their content based on usage volume. Significantly, Dailymotion plans to add live broadcast and recording features to the new platform later in 2012.

Other features include Digital Rights Management (DRM) support for Adobe Flash Access and Microsoft Playready, and the ability to syndicate content between the Cloud service and users’ personal video archives, including metadata, titles and description tagging.

Dailymotion Cloud also features options for tailoring to allow control of many variables ranging from progress bar size and colour to full screen toggle, button selection, white label branding and more, along with comprehensive viewership statistics for reporting in real-time the overall volume of video consumption, traffic, length of viewership and bandwidth monitoring.

Prices depend on the volume of video consumed, beginning at GB£ 0.08 (US$ 0.12) per hour for less than 100k hours of monthly video consumed or broadcasted through the service, down to GB£ 0.04 per hour for usage upward of 10mn monthly hours.

To excite interest in the new version of the platform, Dailymotion Cloud is offering ten hours of free content streaming on a trial basis – details available here.

Dailymotion is widely regarded as the second-largest video sharing website in the world after YouTube, attracting over 110mn unique monthly visitors and 1.8bn videos views worldwide (source: ComScore, April 2012).

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