I must develop a video / news portal for any client, plus they require a streaming service. They don't want to make use of youtube since it does not have an attractive appearance. Just what good service providing you with a great API (capability to retrieve pictures, download Web addresses), HD versions from the videos, as well as an HTML5 player (this isn't necessary, however it good be nice) Key point could be prices, obviously, however i dont believe that they will get lots of visits, since its type of a specialized niche. I´ve been searching for some time but cant find something that looks excellent. Maybe Viddler?

I'd personally recommend Vimeo. Good quality. I discovered a hyperlink here that describes the choices: http://vimeo.com/plus