Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced an exciting lineup of technology and solution partners who have signed on to sponsor Brightcove PLAY 2013, the company’s third annual global customer conference, set for May 13 - 15th at the InterContinental Boston hotel. Akamai has signed on for the third year as the PLAY 2013 Platinum sponsor. Other flagship sponsors for the event include 3Play Media, ADAM Software, Cantina, Dotsub, EPAM, Filemobile, KnowledgeVision, Mixmoov, Sitecore, and VideoLink. “Brightcove PLAY is a valuable event that brings together leading innovators and thought leaders to share best practices across a dynamic range of topics that are important to the digital media industry,” said Ahmet Ozalp, vice president, products, for Akamai’s media division. “We are excited to participate as the Platinum sponsor for the third year and again be a part of this exciting event.” Brightcove PLAY brings together Brightcove customers, partners and industry leaders that are changing the way organizations of all types reach their audiences on every screen with professional digital media. Each year, hundreds of media companies, marketers and developers from around the world convene in Boston for three days of in-depth strategy sessions, next-generation product demos, all star keynotes and networking. PLAY also features dynamic presentations and expert-led breakout sessions for business decision-makers and strategists, day-to-day users, developers and more. “Our sponsors know that Brightcove PLAY attracts the brightest, most innovative minds in digital content publishing and distribution, and they want to be part of it,” said Jeff Whatcott, Brightcove’s chief marketing officer. “This year’s sponsors represent a fantastic cross section of the Brightcove partner ecosystem, and their support and participation will deliver tremendous value to our attendees.” In 2012, Brightcove PLAY drew more than 650 attendees and 21 sponsors and exhibitors. The event attracted a wide range of influential attendees, from C-level executives and top subject matter experts to experienced developers.