Our Story

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At Overcast, we love video.  And you’re here because you love video too. The thing is — video is great until you have to manage it.  Why is it so difficult?

Actually, it’s not anymore.


Everyone has a solution.  Our early critics said:

“Why don’t you just use YouTube or Vimeo?”

They’re fine if you want to watch video, but what about security, privacy and managing rushes?

“How about WeTransfer and Dropbox?”

Again, great until you’re faced with downloading hundreds of versions onto your computer.

“How about memory sticks and hard drives?”

They’re fine too until you need to search for something or need a secure backup. In fact, there are so many ways to share, collaborate on and manage video that you are always wasting your time with tools that are not developed specifically for video.


Production workflows end up feeling like they are held together with duct tape and chewing gum.


Businesses use video to communicate both externally (to their clients and consumers) and internally (to their staff).

Our mission is to make the whole video ecosystem easier to manage by replacing multiple tools with one simple management system.


Leadership

Philippe Brodeur

Philippe Brodeur – CEO and Founder of Overcast HQ

Philippe’s first foray into TV was working for the BBC when he went on a news shoot — it took five of them (camera operator, lighting engineer, sound recordist, reporter and producer) and two taxi drivers to gather a 15-second clip. Ever since he’s been on a mission to make it easier to watch and work with video. Overcast HQ is a result of his love for both technology and TV. His other great passions include coaching his sons at rugby and skiing in the Alps.

 

Zsolt Lorincz – CTO and Founder of Overcast HQ

Award-winning developer, born in Transylvania and now living in Dublin, Ireland. Since the early 2000s, Zsolt has worked on multiple projects involving the development of CMS systems, e-shops, mobile apps and media asset management platforms. In our team Zsolt is not only the CTO and Founder of Overcast HQ, he is the heart and soul of our platform. When Zsolt is not developing software, you can often find him on a basketball court or taking long walks in the mountains.


Testimonials and Awards

“Overcast HQ is one of 40 start-ups we believe is capable of changing the world for good.” — Paddy Flynn, Google.

Chosen by Adrian Weckler of the Irish Independent as #3 Irish Tech Firm to watch in 2017

Winner of Enterprise Ireland’s High Potential Start-Up Sprint competition in December 2016

Winner of Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund in March 2016

Latest Blog Posts

Wow!! Streaming TV Viewing Grows 165% In Q4 2018

Global adoption of streaming TV accelerated with viewing hours up 89% year-over-year, and up 165% in Q4 as compared to Q4 2017. But there was a 7% increase in abandonment across all content worldwide in a year that saw the convergence of heightened viewer expectations and waning patience. That’s according to the State of the Streaming TV Industry 2018 from Conviva.

Creating Content: Personalization Versus Speed

Digital technology has revolutionised the film and video production industries, confining celluloid to a handful of highly-funded Hollywood movies. But more importantly for the business sector, it has democratized video production: now it’s as common for enterprises to make videos as it is for film studios to make movies. However, this is not just the video age, it’s also the era of personalization. But it takes brands, on average, 12 days to get a single piece of content to market.

Stacking Up On SaaS

The digital age has introduced lots of new lingo: tweep, instagramming, fintech, etc. SaaS is one of the fancy new words, but what does it really mean for you and your business? The acronym SaaS stands for Software as a Service, which means subscribing to a cloud-based solution. It facilitates teams to work and collaborate anywhere in the world where they have an internet connection.

The Battle for Eyeballs

Video streaming is booming. When it comes to SVoD, most people think of Netflix. But in recent years Amazon has laid down the gauntlet with its own Prime Instant Video service. Amazon’s ‘Best of Prime’ list for 2018 spotlights what consumers shopped for, watched, listened to, read and played in the last year. The top show they watched on Amazon was ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’.

The Cutting Edge Of Sports Production Technology

For anyone involved in any aspect of sports production, content creation or distribution, the SVG Summit 2018 is the place to be for the latest in digital sports video technology such as augmented reality, machine learning, workflows, digital ad insertion, security, the impact of 5G, and the business opportunities behind social media platforms.

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