Brightcove Buys MetaStories

Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet-video distributor Brightcove said it acquired MetaStories Inc., which sells publishing tools to media companies such as Yahoo! Inc. (, MSN, ( (opens in new tab)), Discovery Networks U.S., National Geographic and Scripps Networks.

Brightcove -- which handles content distribution and ad sales for both independent video producers and established media players -- said it will add the “StoryMaker” product from Seattle-based MetaStories to its portfolio, which allows interactive producers to quickly assemble video, graphics, text and audio.