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The world's 5th most popular video site, Dailymotion, has acquired HTML5 video specialists Jilion, to enhance their video publishing features for content creators, publishers and advertisers alike. HTML5 enabled video means playback on all browsers and devices without the need for a plugin.
The world's most popular video platform, LongTail, has rebranded as JW Player, the name that most of its users are already familiar with. The player generated 6 billion views across 2.5 million websites in September 2013 and the company predicts further growth as the demand for mobile video grows.
Dailymotion are making their HD premium content available to publishers who want to feature video on their site to increase engagement and attract viewers. Those publishers can also earn a share of the revenue from the videos that they serve on their own pages. The Matchbox widget is available now.