The 2013 Streaming Media Europe 101
Our second annual list shows European companies playing a more prominent role in the online video market.
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The great myth of globalisation, particularly when it comes to technology, is that the world is getting “flatter,” as the neoliberal American economist Thomas L. Friedman famously asserted. If that were true, then one would expect lists such as our Streaming Media Europe 101 to become less local and more international over time. But even a cursory skimming of this year’s list suggests that local expertise is becoming more important than ever.

Indeed, while 63 companies in our inaugural 2012 list were based in Europe, 76 of this year’s companies are firmly European-based. The rest are based elsewhere, but they have such a strong European and international presence that they belong on any list looking at companies in the online video space, regardless of where it might be geographically focused.

Of particular note is the number of European-based (and Russian-based) content delivery networks on this year’s list, emphasising what Streaming Media Europe has been about all along: the recognition that while some things are universal, there are always going to be regional and local differences that will be best served not by global corporations but by smaller firms with expertise and experience in their own areas.

As with last year’s list, this year’s Streaming Media Europe 101 began with a list of more than 250 companies, all of which were ranked by our editorial and publishing staff on a scale of 1 (has no business being on a list of leaders in the industry) and 5 (absolutely must be on a list of industry leaders). All of the companies that made the final 101 are making noise in their own neighbourhoods, and plenty of them are gaining recognition on the world stage.

Congratulations to all of them!

3xScreen Media
3XSCREEN.CO.UK
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Scott Robinson, Managing Director

Accedo
ACCEDO.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Michael Lantz, CEO and Founder

Adobe
ADOBE.COM
Founded: 1982
Chief Officer: Shantanu Narayen,
President and CEO

Adswizz
ADSWIZZ.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Alexis van de Wyer, CEO

Agama Technologies
AGAMA.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Mikael Dahlgren,
Co-Founder and CEO

Akamai
AKAMAI.COM
Founded 1999
Chief Officer: Tom Leighton, CEO

Allegro DVT
ALLEGRODVT.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Pierre Marty, Co-Founder and CEO

Amazon
AMAZON.COM
Founded: 1994
Chief Officer: Jeff Bezos, President, CEO, and Chairman

AmberFin
AMBERFIN.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Jeremy Deaner, Chief Executive

Amino Communications
AMINOCOM.COM
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Donald McGarva, CEO

Anevia
ANEVIA.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Tristan Leteurtre, CEO

Appear TV
APPEARTV.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Carl Walter Holst, CEO

Apple
APPLE.COM
Founded: 1976
Chief Officer: Tim Cook, CEO

ATEME
ATEME.COM
Founded: 1991
Chief Officer: Michel Artières, Founder, President, and CEO

AVIWEST
AVIWEST.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Erwan Gasc , CEO and Director of Sales

Bambuser
BAMBUSER.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Jonas Vig, Co-Founder and CEO

Base79
BASE79.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Ashley MacKenzie, Co-Founder and CEO

BBC
BBC.CO.UK
Founded: 1922
Chief Officer: Tony Hall, Director General

BeBanjo
BEBANJO.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Bastian Manintveld, Founder

Beenius
BEENIUS.TV
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Filip Rems kar, CEO

Bridge Technologies
BRIDGETECH.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Rolf Ollmar, CEO

Brightcove, Inc.
BRIGHTCOVE.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: David Mendels, CEO

Broadpeak
BROADPEAK.TV
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Jacques Le Mancq, President and CEO

CDN.net
CDN.NET
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: James Fletcher, Commercial Director

CDNify
CDNIFY.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: James Mulvany, Founder and CEO

CDNvideo
CDNVIDEO.COM
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Yaroslav Gorodetsky, CEO

Cinegy
CINEGY.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Jan Weigner, Managing Director

Cisco Systems, Inc.
CISCO.COM
Founded: 1984
Chief Officer: John T. Chambers, Chairman and CEO

Civolution
CIVOLUTION.COM
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: Alex Terpstra, CEO

Conviva
CONVIVA.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Hui Zhang, Founder and CEO

Coraid
CORAID.COM
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: David Kresse, CEO

Dailymotion
DAILYMOTION.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Cédric Tournay, CEO

Datapath
DATAPATH.COM
Founded: 1982
Chief Officer: Bjorn Krylander, Managing Director

Deutsche Telekom
TELEKOM.COM
Founded: 1996
Chief Officer: René Obermann, CEO

Digital Rapids
DIGITALRAPIDS.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Brick Eksten, President and CEO

Edgeware
EDGEWARE.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Joachim Roos, CEO

Elemental Technologies
ELEMENTALTECHNOLOGIES.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Samuel Blackman, Co-Founder, CEO , and Chairman

Encoding.com
ENCODING.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Greggory Heil, Founder and CEO

Envivio
ENVIVIO.COM
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: Julien Signès, President, CEO, and Co-Founder

Ericsson Telecommunications
ERICSSON.COM
Founded: 1876
Chief Officer: Hans Vestberg, President and CEO

Facebook
FACEBOOK.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Mark Zuckerberg, CEO

Flumotion
FLUMOTION.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Jean-Noel Saunier, CEO

FlyOnTheWall
FLYONTHEWALL.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Jason Gleave, CEO

Fraunhofer IIS
IIS.FRAUNHOFER.DE
Founded: 1985
Chief Officer: Albert Heuberger, Executive Director

G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH
GL-SYSTEMHAUS.DE
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Alexander Leschinsky, Managing Director

Google
GOOGLE.COM
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Larry Page, CEO and Co-Founder

Groovy Gecko
GROOVYGECKO.COM
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Craig Moehl, Managing Director

Haivision Network Video
HAIVISION.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Miroslav Wicha, President, CEO, and Chairman

Harmonic
HARMONICINC.COM
Founded: 1988
Chief Officer: Patrick Harshman, President and Chairman

i2i Media, Ltd.
I2IC.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Philip Radley-Smith, Managing Director

Interxion
INTERXION.COM
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: David Ruberg, CEO

Irdeto
IRDETO.COM
Founded: 1969
Chief Officer: Graham Kill, CEO

iStreamPlanet
ISTREAMPLANET.COM
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: Mio Babic, Founder, President, and CEO

Jet-Stream
JET-STREAM.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Stef van der Ziel, Founder and Owner

JW Player
JWPLAYER.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Dave Otten, CEO

Kaltura
KALTURA.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Ron Yekutiel, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman

Level 3 Communications
LEVEL3.COM
Founded: 1985
Chief Officer: Jeff Storey, President and CEO

Limelight Networks
LIMELIGHT.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Robert Lento, President and CEO

Livestream
NEW.LIVESTREAM.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Max Haot, Co-Founder and CEO

LiveU
LIVEU.TV
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Samuel Wasserman, CEO

Microsoft
MICROSOFT.COM
Founded: 1975
Chief Officer: Steve Ballmer, CEO

miniCASTER
MINICASTER.COM
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Michael Westphal, CEO

Mistserver
MISTSERVER.ORG
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Alfred M. Dijs, Co-Founder and CEO

Mixmoov
MIXMOOV.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Ralph Pelamourgues, CEO

Mobile Viewpoint
MOBILEVIEWPOINT.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Michael Bais, Managing Director

Motama
MOTAMA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Marco Lohse, Co-Founder and Co-CEO

NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQOMX.COM
Founded: 1971
Chief Officer: Robert Greifeld, CEO

Netflix
NETFLIX.COM
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Reed Hastings, CEO

NewTek
NEWTEK.COM
Founded: 1985
Chief Officer: Jim Plant, President and CEO

Octoshape
OCTOSHAPE.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Michael Koehn Milland, CEO

Ooyala
OOYALA.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Jay Fulcher, President and CEO

Orca Digital
ORCADIGITAL.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Will Neale, CEO and Founder

Quad
EN.QUADIA.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Nico Verspaget, CEO

Qbrick
QBRICK.COM
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Eric Matsgård, CEO

RealNetworks
REALNETWORKS.COM
Founded: 1994
Chief Officer: Robert Glaser, Founder, Chairman, and Interim CEO

Red Bee Media
REDBEEMEDIA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Patrick Tillieux, CEO

Rovi Corp.
ROVICORP.COM
Founded: 1983
Chief Officer: Tom Carson, President and CEO

Sharpstream
SHARP-STREAM.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Dane Streeter, Director

Simplestream
SIMPLESTREAM.COM
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Adam Smith, Founder and CEO

Sorenson Media
SORENSONMEDIA.COM
Founded: 1995
Chief Officer: Marcus Liassides, President and CEO

Streaming Tank
STREAMINGTANK.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Chris Dabbs, CEO

Streamstar
STREAMSTAR.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Rado Toth, CEO

StreamUK
STREAMUK.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Duncan Burbidge, CEO

Telefónica
TELEFONICA.COM
Founded: 1924
Chief Officer: César Alierta, Executive Chairman and CEO

Telestream
TELESTREAM.NET
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Dan Castles, President and CEO

Teliasonera
TELIASONERA.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Johan Dennelind, President and CEO

Teracue AG
TERACUE.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Wolfgang Schmiegelt, CEO

Teradek
TERADEK.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Nicol Vorheem, CEO

Thomson Video Networks
THOMSON-NETWORKS.COM
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Christophe Delahousse, President

Unified Streaming
UNIFIED-STREAMING.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Dirk Griffioen, CEO and Co-Founder

Velocix
VELOCIX.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Paul Larbey, General Manager

Videoplaza
VIDEOPLAZA.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Sorosh Tavakoli, Founder and CEO

Vimond Media Solutions
VIMOND.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Helge Høibraaten, CEO

VISION247
VISION247.COM
Founded: 1991
Chief Officer: John Mills, CEO

Visual Unity
VISUALUNITY.COM
Founded: 1991
Chief Officer: Tomas Petru, President & Owner

VITEC
VITECMM.COM
Founded: 1988
Chief Officer: Philippe Wetzel, CEO

Vizrt
VIZRT.COM
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: Martin Burkhalter, CEO

Vualto
VUALTO.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Camilla Young, CEO and Co-Founder

Wowza
WOWZA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: David Stubenvoll, Co-Founder and CEO

Xstream
XSTREAM.DK
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Frank Thorup, Owner and CEO

Zeebox
ZEEBOX.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Anthony Rose, Co-Founder and CTO

This article appears in the Winter 2013 issue of Streaming European Edition.

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