The 2014 Streaming Media Europe 101
This year's list features 26 new entrants, highlighting an industry that's not only thriving but growing faster than ever.
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Two years ago, we published the first Streaming Media Europe 101 list, the Eurocentric variation of the Streaming Media 100 list we began doing for our U.S. magazine in 2011. When we launched this version, we couldn’t help but wonder what would happen in subsequent years, as online video vendors consolidated and receded—would the list become more “Americanised” with each year, as more and more U.S. companies moved into the European market?

The answer, so far at least, has turned out to be a resounding, “No.” There are 32 U.S.-based companies on this year’s list—about the same as in previous years—but they’re all truly global in nature. And while we want the 101 to highlight Europe, we can’t deny the international reach of the U.S. companies that are on the list.

Still, as a publication that focuses on Europe, we’re also thrilled to report that those U.S. companies aren’t “encroaching” on European vendors more with each passing year. If anything, European companies are stronger than ever, and many of them are, in fact, beating the global giants in regional markets because of their local expertise.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about this year’s list is that it features 26 new entrants, either new companies or companies claiming their place on the Streaming Media Europe 101 for the very first time. Of course, that means an equal number have dropped off the list—to be fair, some content-focused companies are gone, as this year we decided to focus only on vendors who provide technologies or services that enable others to deliver their own content—so it will be interesting to see if next year’s list shows as much turnover or if it stabilises.

The list was chosen using the same process we’ve used in the past. We begin with a master list of the more than 250 companies we’re tracking in the European streaming media space, then ask our staff and regular contributors to rank every one of them on a scale of 1 (has no business on a list of the most prestigious companies in the space) to 5 (no list of the most prestigious companies in streaming would be complete without them). Nobody averaged a perfect 5, though every company on the list averaged at least a 3 or higher.

So, without further ado, here’s the 2014 Streaming Media Europe 101. Congratulations to all the companies who made this year’s list.

3xScreen Media
3XSCREEN.CO.UK
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Scott Robinson, Managing Director

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

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

AdsWizz
ADSWIZZ.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Philippe A. Leroux, Founder and COO

Adtech
ADTECH.COM
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Erhard Neumann, CEO

Agama Technologies
AGAMA.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Mikael Dahlgren, CEO

AirTies
AIRTIES.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Bülent Çelebi, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder

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 Web Services
AWS.AMAZON.COM
Founded: 1994
Chief Officer: Jeff Bezos, President, CEO, and Chairman

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

Anevia
ANEVIA-GROUP.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

Arkena
ARKENA.COM
Founded: 2014
Chief Officer: Julien Seligmann, CEO

Arqiva
ARQIVA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: John Cresswell, CEO

Aspera
ASPERA.COM
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: Bernhard Boehler, CEO and co-founder

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

Bitmovin
BITMOVIN.NET
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Stefan Lederer, CEO

Brainsonic
BRAINSONIC.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Jean-Louis Benard, CEO

Bridge Technologies
BRIDGETECH.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Simen Frostad, Chairman

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

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

BuyDRM
BUYDRM.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Christopher Levy, Founder and CEO

Castlabs
CASTLABS.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Michael Stattmann, Co-Founder and CEO

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

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

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

Cognik
COGNIK.NET
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Stéphane Raynaud

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

Dalet Digital Media Systems
DALET.COM
Founded: 1990
Chief Officer: David Lasry, CEO

Deutsche Telekom (BDI)
TELEKOM.DE
Founded: 1996
Chief Officer: Karim El-Khazen, Vice President

Edgeware AB
EDGWARE.TV
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Joachim Roos, CEO and Co-Founder

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

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

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

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

Flumotion Services, SA
FLUMOTION.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Albert Rodes, CEO

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

Fraunhofer FOKUS
FOKUS.FRAUNHOFER.DE
Founded: 1987
Chief Officer: Manfred Hauswirth, Managing Director

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
HHI.FRAUNHOFER.DE
Founded: 1928
Chief Officer: Hans-Joachim Grallert, Managing Director

Fraunhofer IIS
IIS.FRAUNHOFER.DE
Founded: 1984
Chief Officer: Albert Heuberger, Executive Director

G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH
GL-SYSTEMHAUS.DE
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Alexander Leschinsky, Managing Director

Garland Partners Ltd
GPL-UK.CO.UK
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Lorna Garrett and Malcolm Harland, Co-Founders

Genius Digital
GENIUSDIGITAL.TV
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Tom Weiss, CEO

Globecast
GLOBECAST.COM
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Olivier Barberot

Google
GOOGLE.COM
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Larry Page, CEO

GPAC Licensing
GPAC-LICENSING.COM
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Romain Bouqueau

Grabyo
GRABYO.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Gareth Capon, CEO

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

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

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

Hive Streaming
HIVESTREAMING.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Johan Ljungberg, CEO

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

id3as
WWW.ID3AS.CO.UK
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Dom Robinson, Co-Founder and Director

Imagine Communications
IMAGINECOMMUNICATIONS.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Charlie Vogt, CEO

Intertrust
INTERTRUST.COM
Founded: 1990
Chief Officer: Talal Shamoon, CEO

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

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

Jet-Stream Services
JET-STREAM.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Stef van der Ziel, Founder and Owner

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

Kulu Valley
KULUVALLEY.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Sumit Rai, CEO and Founder

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

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

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

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

Make.tv
MAKE.TV
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Andreas Jacobi, Managing Director

Microsoft
MICROSOFT.COM
Founded: 1975
Chief Officer: Satya Nadella, CEO

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

Mistserver
MISTSERVER.ORG
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Jaron Viëtor, CTO

Mixmoov
MIXMOOV.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Ralph Pelamourgues, CEO

Mobile Viewpoint
MOBILEVIEWPOINT.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Michael Bais, Managing Director

Motama GmbH
MOTAMA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Marco Lohse, Michael Repplinger, Co-CEOs

Nagra Kudelski
NAGRA.COM
Founded: 1951
Chief Officer: André Kudelski

Nanocosmos
NANOCOSMOS.DE
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Olivier Lietz, Co-Founder

NASDAQ OMX
NASDAQOMX.COM
Founded: 1971
Chief Officer: Bob Greifeld, CEO

NewTek
NEWTEK.COM
Founded: 1986
Chief Officer: Jim Plant, CEO

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

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

Qarva
QARVA.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: George Mikeladze, CEO

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

Rightster
RIGHTSTER.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Charlie Muirhead, Founder and CEO

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

ShowCaster
SHOWCASTER.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Gareth Capon, CEO

Streaming Tank
STREAMINGTANK.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: James Wilkinson, Chief Operating Officer

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

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

ThinkAnalytics
THINKANALYTICS.COM
Founded: 1995
Chief Officer: Eddie Young, Chairman

Thomson Video Networks
THOMSON-NETWORKS.COM
Founded: 1995
Chief Officer: Christophe Delahousse, President

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

Verimatrix
VERIMATRIX.COM
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Tom Munro, CEO

Viaccess-Orca
VIACCESS-ORCA.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO

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

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

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

Vualto
VUALTO.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Camilla Young, CEO

Wiztivi
WIZTIVI.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Thibaut Felgeres, CEO

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

Xstream
XSTREAM.NET
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Frank Thorup, CEO and Founder

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