Church Wins Award for April 2011 General Conference

Contributed By Chelsee Niebergall, Church News and Events

  • 21 June 2011

Vicki Bird, a Church media services product manager, accepts an award on behalf of the Church.

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  • Brighcove, a company providing an online video platform, recognized the Church for its innovations in streaming general conference online.

Brightcove, a cloud content services company, recently announced the winners of its Online Video Innovation Awards, recognizing some of the most innovative online video initiatives and campaigns across a number of industries and use cases. With its April 2011 general conference entry, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints won in the Best Live Video Event category. Other finalists included Al Jazeera and the U.S. Department of State.

“It is exciting that the Church was nominated and that people are recognizing all the effort that goes into general conference. Being able to stream it helps us share the gospel,” said Vicki Bird, media services product manager, who accepted the award for the Church.

Awards were distributed at Brightcove’s first global customer conference, Brightcove PLAY 2011, in seven categories: Best Agency Campaign, Best Customized Player, Best Live Video Event, Best Long-form Experience, Best Mobile Video Experience, Best Monetization Strategy, and Best Video in the Enterprise/Corporate Communications. 

“We are amazed each day with how our customers use our Video Cloud online video platform to create dynamic, engaging online video experiences,” said David Mendels, president and chief operating officer at Brightcove. “These awards give us the chance to honor some of the best minds in the industry and showcase a small group of customers that are leading the way.”