The 2015 Streaming Media Europe 101
This year's list features 21 new entrants, highlighting an industry that's not only thriving but growing faster than ever.
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This year’s Streaming Media Europe 101—our fourth annual list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in the online video space—reveals an industry in which European companies are more than holding their own against the increasing expansion of U.S.-based competitors that are moving into the market. If anything, we’re seeing European companies grow beyond their own regional roots to compete on the global stage.

And while we can’t deny the importance of a few U.S.-based giants with significant European presences, less than a quarter of this year’s entries have their home bases outside of Europe. And while you’ll see plenty of familiar names on the list, there are 21 companies that weren’t here in 2014—a turnover rate that indicates an industry with a healthy combination of mature companies and new players.

You’ll note that this list is absent of content publishers and, for the most part, telcos. For this list, we’re emphasising companies that are making technological strides, and making those technologies available to content publishers. So yes, that means all of the companies on the list are vendors, but they are chosen without regard to whether or not they advertise in our magazine or on our website.

So how do we pick the Streaming Media Europe 101? We start with a master list of all the companies we’re aware of in our space, then ask our editorial and publishing team to rank them on a scale of zero (doesn’t belong on the final list at all) to five (no list of important companies would be complete without it). The top 101 make the list. Interestingly, not a single company averaged a perfect 5.

(You’ll note that some of our voters—contributing editors—also work with companies that ended up on the list. Those editors’ votes were not counted when figuring those companies’ rankings.)

Congratulations to the 101 companies that matter most in online video.

The 2015 Streaming Media 101 Voters:
Troy Dreier
Jan Ozer
Adrian Pennington
Dom Robinson
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Tim Siglin
Nicolas Weil
Sjoerd Vogt

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

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

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

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

Aframe
AFRAME.COM
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: David Peto, Founder and CEO

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

AirTies
AIRTIES.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Bülent Çelebi, Executive Chairman and Cofounder

Akamai
AKAMAI.COM
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Tom Leighton, 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 S.A.S.
ANEVIA-GROUP.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Laurent Lafarge, 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 Cofounder

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

Axinom
AXINOM.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Damir Tomicic, CEO

Bambuser
BAMBUSER.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Jonas Vig, Cofounder and CEO

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

Brainsonic
BRAINSONIC.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Jean-Louis Bénard, CEO and Cofounder

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

Castlabs
CASTLABS.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officers: Michael Stattmann and Martin Tews, Managing Directors

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

Cires21
CIRES21.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Ernesto Sáez Díaz-Merry, CEO

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

Cleeng
CLEENG.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Gilles Domartini, CEO and Founder

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

DDVTech
DDVTECH.COM
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Alfred M. Dijs, Founder and CEO

Deltatre
DELTATRE.COM
Founded: 1986
Chief Officer: Luca Marini, Cofounder and CEO

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

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

Elemental Technologies
ELEMENTALTECHNOLOGIES.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Sam Blackman, Cofounder 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 Cofounder

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

Exterity
EXTERITY.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Colin Farquhar, Founder and CEO

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

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

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

GlobalDots
GLOBALDOTS.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Shalom Carmel, CTO

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

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

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, Cofounder and Director

Imagen (formerly Cambridge Imaging Systems)
IMAGENEVP.COM
Founded: 1996
Chief Officer: Thomas Nigel Blake, CEO

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

Inside Secure
INSIDESECURE.COM
Founded: 1994
Chief Officer: Amedeo D’Angelo, President and CEO

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

Irdeto BV
IRDETO.COM
Founded: 1969
Chief Officer: Doug Lowther, CEO

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

Kaltura
KALTURA.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Ron Yekutiel, Cofounder, CEO, and Chairman

Keepixo (formerly Allegro)
KEEPIXO.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Pierre Marty, Cofounder and CEO

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, Cofounder and CEO

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

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

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

Net Insight
NETINSIGHT.NET
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Fredrik Tumegård, CEO

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

NicePeopleAtWork
NICEPEOPLEATWORK.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Ferran Gutiérrez Vilaró, CEO and Cofounder

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

Qumu
QUMU.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Vern Hanzlik, 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

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

StreamAMG (formerly Stream UK)
STREAMAMG.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Duncan Burbidge, CEO

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

Technicolor
TECHNICOLOR.COM
Founded: 1893
Chief Officer: Frederic Rose

The Streaming Company
THESTREAMINGCOMPANY.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Ben Kittow, Founder and 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: 2007
Chief Officer: Dirk Griffioen, CEO

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

Viaccess-Orca
VIACCESS-ORCA.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Paul Molinier, CEO

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

VideoStitch
VIDEO-STITCH.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Nicolas Burtey, Founder and CEO

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

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

V-Nova
V-NOVA.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Guido Meardi, CEO

Voddler Group
VODDLERGROUP.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Adam H. Lewis, CEO

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

VZAAR
VZAAR.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Stephen McCluskey, CEO

WeVideo
WEVIDEO.COM
Founded: 2011
Chief Officer: Jostein Svendsen, CEO

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

Xstream
XSTREAM.NET
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Simon Høgsbro, CEO

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