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The 2016 Streaming Media Europe 101
Presenting our fifth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. This is one to bookmark.
Learn more about the companies mentioned in this article in the Sourcebook:
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This year’s Streaming Media Europe 101 is our fifth annual list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in the online video space, and it’s our most Eurocentric 101 list yet. We still acknowledge the importance of U.S.-based companies which are active in Europe, but this year’s list contains fewer U.S.-based companies than any of our previous lists. There are only 14 of them, to be exact, mostly global giants like Google, Apple, and Microsoft—companies that even a Europe-focused list such as this one can’t ignore.

Those are some of the more familiar names on the list as well; none of the U.S. companies mentioned here are startups, and most have been operating for more than a decade. The same can’t be said of the rest of the list, which includes more than 20 companies that weren’t on last year’s list; this points to the fact that even though the European market has reached a level of maturity, there are still plenty of upstarts that are worth our attention—and yours.

Once again this year, we stayed away from honouring content publishers, and, instead, we’re emphasising the companies that create the technologies that enable those content publishers to grow their businesses.

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 2016 Streaming Media 101 Voters:

Troy Dreier
Adrian Pennington
Dom Robinson
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Tim Siglin
Nicolas Weil
Sjoerd Vogt

100TB
100TB.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Tom Hancock, General Manager

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

Accedo Broadband
ACCEDO.TV
Founded: 1982
Chief Officer: Michael Lantz, CEO

AccepTV
ACCEPTV.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Mathieu Carnec, CEO

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

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

Akamai
AKAMAI.COM
Founded: 1993
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

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

AVIWEST
AVIWEST.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Erwan Gasc, CEO

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

Bitmovin GmbH
BITMOVIN.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Stefan Lederer, CEO and Co-Founder

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
FoundedL 2007
Chief Officers: Michael Stattmann and Martin Tews, Managing Directors

Cinegy
CINEGY.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officers: Daniella Weigner and Jan Weigner, Co-CEOs

Cires21
CIRES21.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Ernesto Sâez, CEO

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

Conax
CONAX.COM
Founded: 1988
Chief Officer: Morten Sobakken, CEO

ContentArmor
CONTENTARMOR.NET
Founded: 2016
Chief Officer: Alain Durand, CEO

ContentWise
CONTENTWISE.TV
Founded: 2000
Chief Officer: Paolo Bozzola, CEO

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

Danidin Ltd (A GlobalDots Company)
GLOBALDOTS.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Shalom Carmel, CTO

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

Deltatre
DELTATRE.COM
Founded: 1986
Chief Officer: Luca Marini, Co-Founder and CEO

Deutsche Telekom (BDI)
TELEKOM.DE
Founded: 1996
Chief Officer: Timotheus Höttges, CEO

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

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

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

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

Fly On The Wall
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

Fraunhofer IIS
IIS.FRAUNHOFER.DE
Founded: 1949
Chief Officer: Albert Heuberger, 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 Officers: 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: Philippe Bernard, Chairman and CEO

Google
GOOGLE.COM
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Sundar Pichai, CEO

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

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

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

Imagen Ltd
IMAGENEVP.COM
Founded: 1996
Chief Officer: Tom Blake, CEO

Inside Secure
INSIDESECURE.COM
Founded: 1995
Chief Officer: Amedeo d’Angelo, CEO

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

intoPIX s.a.
INTOPIX.COM
Founded: 2006
Chief Officer: Gael Rouvroy, CEO and Director of Technology

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, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman

Keepixo
KEEPIXO.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Pierre Marty, Co-Founder and CEO

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

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

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

Mirror Image
MIRROR-IMAGE.COM
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Robert Andrews, CEO

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

Motama GmbH
MOTAMA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Marco Lohse, CEO

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

Nanocosmos GmbH
NANOCOSMOS.DE
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer Oliver Lietz, CEO

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

Nice People At Work
NICEPEOPLEATWORK.COM
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Ferran Gutiérrez Vilaró, CEO and Co-Founder

Online Seminar
ONLINESEMINAR.NL
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Marthijn Peters, CEO

Perform Group
PERFORMGROUP.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Simon Denyer, CEO

Quadia Online Video
EN.QUADIA.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Nico Verspaget, CEO

Qumu
QUMU.COM
Founded: 1978
Chief Officer: Vern Hanzlik, President and CEO

Sharpstream Ltd
SHARP-STREAM.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Dane Streeter, CEO and Managing Director

Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH
CONVERGENCE-CREATORS.SIEMENS.COM
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Daniel-Rui-Felicio, CEO

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

SIS LIVE
SISLIVE.TV
Founded: 1987
Chief Officer: David Meynell, Managing Director

Squadeo
SQUADEO.TV
Founded: 2015
Chief Officer: Nicolas Delahaye, Engineering & Technology Director, President, and Co-Founder

StreamAMG Media Services Ltd
STREAMAMG.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Duncan Burbidge, CEO

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

Streamroot
STREAMROOT.IO
Founded: 2014
Chief Officer: Pierre-Louis Therón, Co-Founder and CEO

TATA Communications (UK) Limited
TATACOMMUNICATIONS.COM
Founded: 1986
Chief Officer: Vinod Anand Kumar, CEO

Teracue GmbH
TERACUE.COM
Founded: 1991
Chief Officer: Karl-Heinz Wenisch, CTO

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

Telstra (including Ooyala)
TELSTRA.COM
Founded: 1975
Chief Officer: Andrew Penn, CEO

THEOPLAYER
THEOPLAYER.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Steven Tielemans, 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

Tripleplay
TRIPLEPLAY-SERVICES.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Steve Rickless, CEO

Unified Streaming
UNIFIED-STREAMING.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Dirk Griffoen, CEO

VIACCESS-Orca
VIACCESS-ORCA.COM
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Paul Molinier, CEO

VideoStitch
VIDEO-STITCH.COM
Fonded: 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

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

Xstream
XSTREAM.NET
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Laurits Tygesen, CEO

Yospace
YOSPACE.COM
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Tim Sewell, CEO

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