Big Video Funding Week

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It’s been a really big week for funding of online video companies. Kyte.TV, which provides a platform for publishing your own interactive TV channel, has picked up $15 million series B from Telefonica, Nokia, DoCoMo, Swisscom, Holtzbrinck and DFJ, adding on to an earlier round of $2.25 million. Robert Scoble broke the news in an interview with Kyte’s CEO.

Yesterday, UStream.TV, which provides a free, web-based platform for live video broadcasting, announced an angel round funding from Band of Angels and Western Technology Investors for an undisclosed amount, as well as funding from a “leading Japanese investor” and an “very prominent Dallas-area billionaire.” and provided an interview over at Mashable. Red Herring is also reporting that Ustream completed a $2 million angel round and that U.S. General Wesley Clark joined its board.

PaidContent.org reports that P2P video platform Vuze, formerly known as Azureus, has raised a big $20 million third round led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from previous backers Redpoint Ventures, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital, and Jarl Mohn. You can hear an interview with Gilles BianRosa, CEO of Vuze, that I did at Digital Hollywood.

PaidContent.org is also reporting that Ooyala, a Mountain View, CA-based provider of video distribution infrastructure, has received a big first found of funding from Sierra Ventures. Ooyala Backlot is a video management platform that gives you control over the delivery, organization, analytics, and monetization of your online videos.

[tags]Kyte.TV, Vuze, Ooyala, UStream, Sierra Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Greycroft Partners, BV Capital, Jarl Mohn, Wesley Clark, Telefonica, Nokia, DoCoMo, Swisscom, Holtzbrinck, DFJ[/tags]

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