I got this announcement on Monday but hadn’t heard about the Flash Media Solution Provider program so didn’t have a good feel for what the announcement meant for Flash. After doing a little bit of research, while not groundbreaking, it’s an interesting move. First here’s the official run down from the press release:
Adobe is expanding the Flash Media Solution Provider (FMSP) program and collaborating with additional companies to grow the ecosystem for Adobe Media Player. New members of the FMSP program include: Brightcove, ExtendMedia, Maven Networks, and thePlatform. Additionally, companies collaborating with Adobe and supporting the Adobe Media Player include Blip.tv, FeedBurner, Motionbox, Podbridge, and Reality Digital. These companies will help expand Adobeâ€™s Internet video solutions, adding to an emerging ecosystem that enables new ways to distribute and monetize media, while helping viewers discover and view high-quality content both online and offline.
From what I can tell, the Flash Media Solution Provider program is basically just a series of partners who customers can hire to bring in Flash Media Server talent. But the Adobe Media Player angle is kind of interesting. The names on that list are very significant, so if they’re planning to support the Adobe Media Player (AMP) (see a video of AMP here and another on beet.tv) that could help it get a lot of traction.
Think about FeedBurner supporting AMP feeds out of the box, so any person can customize their vodcast FeedBurner feed to work with AMP. The same with Blip.tv and Motionbox, two of the bigger web 2.0 video sites. The fact that Adobe has gotten sign off from these means that AMP could have a bigger place in the web 2.0 ecosystem than I thought at first. Kind of a cool announcement for people who want to share their content.
WebProNews had some additional info.
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