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The 2017 Streaming Media Europe 101
Presenting our sixth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. These are the companies lighting up the online video industry.
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This year’s Streaming Media Europe 101 is our sixth 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 that are active in Europe, but this year’s list contains fewer U.S.-based companies than in any of our previous lists—companies that even a Europe­-focused list like 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 15 companies that weren’t on last year’s list, pointing 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 five.

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

The 2017 Streaming Media 101 Voters

Troy Dreier
Adrian Pennington
Dom Robinson
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Sjoerd Vogt

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

24i Media
24I.COM
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Martijn van Horssen, Co-Founder and CEO

3xScreen Media
3XSCREEN.CO.UK
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Scott Robinson, Founder and Managing Director

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

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

AdsWizz
ADSWIZZ.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Alexis Van De Wyer, CEO

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

Akamai Technologies
AKAMAI.COM
Founded: 1998
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
ANEVIA-GROUP.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Laurent Lafarge,
President and CEO

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

Arkena
ARKENA.COM
Founded: 2014
Chief Officer: Aymeric de Cardes, CEO

Arqiva
ARQIVA.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO

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

Avioon
AVIOON.COM
Founded: 2014
Chief Officer: Tilo Skomudek, CEO

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

Axinom
AXINOM.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Ralph Wagner, Co-Founder and CEO

Bambuser
BAMBUSER.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Hans Eriksson, CEO

Beamr Video
BEAMR.COM
Founded: 2009
Chief Officer: Sharon Carmel, CEO

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

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

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

BT
BT.COM
Founded: 1982
Chief Officer: Bas Burger, CEO, Global Services

castLabs
CASTLABS.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Michael Stattmann
and Martin Tews, Managing Directors

Cinegy
CINEGY.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Jan Weigner, CTO and President

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

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

Comprimato
COMPRIMATO.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Jirí Matela, Co-Founder and CEO

Conax
CONAX.COM
Founded: 1994
Chief Officer: Morten Solbakken, President and CEO

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

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

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

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

Dativa (formerly Genius Digital)
DATIVA.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Michael Collette, CEO

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

Deltatre
DELTATRE.COM
Founded: 1986
Chief Officer: Giampiero Rinaudo, Co-Founder and CEO

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

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

Ericsson
ERICSSON.COM
Founded: 1876
Chief Officer: Börje Ekholm, President and CEO

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

Fly On The Wall
FLYONTHEWALL.COM
Founded: 2001
Chief Officer: Jason Gleave, Chief Executive

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

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
IIS.FRAUNHOFER.DE
Founded: 1949
Chief Officer: Albert Heuberger, Executive Director

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

Garland Partners
GPL-UK.CO.UK
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Malcolm Harland, Managing Director

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: 2002
Chief Officer: Philip Radley-Smith, Managing Director

id3as
ID3AS.CO.UK
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Dr. Adrian Roe, Director

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

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

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

Jet-Stream Services
JET-STREAM.COM
Founded: 1994
Chief Officer: Stef van der Ziel, CEO

Keepixo
KEEPIXO.COM
Founded: 2015
Chief Officer: Pierre Marty, Co-Founder and CEO

MainStreaming
MAINSTREAMING.TV
Founded: 2015
Chief Executive: Antonio Corrado, CEO

Mangomolo
MANGOMOLO.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Wissam Sabbagh, Founder and CEO

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

movingimage
MOVINGIMAGE.COM
Founded: 2009
Chief Officers: Erdal Ahlatci & Dr. Rainer Zugehör, Co-CEOs

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

Nanocosmos
NANOCOSMOS.DE
Founded: 1998
Chief Officer: Oliver Lietze, CEO and Founder

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

Netgem
NETGEM.COM
Founded: 1996
Chief Officer: Joseph Haddad, Founder and CEO

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

Paywizard
PAYWIZARD.COM
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Bhavesh Vaghela, Chief Executive

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

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

Quicklink
QUICKLINK.TV
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Richard Rees, CEO

Rohde & Schwarz
ROHDE-SCHWARZ.COM
Founded: 1933
Chief Officer: Christian Leicher, President and CEO

SES Platform Services
SES.COM
Founded: 2004
Chief Officer: Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO

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

Siemens Convergence Creators
SIEMENS-CONVERGENCE.COM
Founded: 2013
Chief Officer: Daniel-Rui Felicio, CEO

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

SIS LIVE
SISLIVE.TV
Founded: 1989
Chief Officer: David Meynell, Managing Director

Sky
SKY.COM
Founded: 1990
Chief Officer: Jeremy Darroch, CEO

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

Streaming Tank
STREAMINGTANK.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: James Wilkinson, Founder and CEO

StreamOne
STREAMONE.NL
Founded: 2012
Chief Officer: Ruud van der Linden, Founder and CEO

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

Streamstar
STREAMSTAR.COM
Founded: 2005
Chief Officer: Radoslav Toth, CEO

TATA Communications (UK)
TATACOMMUNICATIONS.COM
Founded: 1986
Chief Officer: Vinod Kumar, Managing Director and CEO

Teracue
TERACUE.COM
Founded: 1991
Chief Officer: Thomas Buck, CEO

THEO Technologies NV
THEOPLAYER.COM
Founded: 2012
Chief Executive: Steven Tielemans, CEO

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

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

Varnish Software
VARNISH-SOFTWARE.COM
Founded: 2010
Chief Officer: Lars Larsson, CEO

VEWD (formerly Opera TV)
VEWD.COM
Founded: 2002
Chief Officer: Aneesh Rajaram, CEO

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

Videomenthe
VIDEOMENTHE.FR
Founded: 2008
Chief Officer: Muriel Le Bellac, Co-Founder and CEO

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

Vizrt
VIZRT.COM
Founded: 1997
Chief Officer: Michael Hallén, President and CEO

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

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

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

Wiztivi
WIZTIVI.COM
Founded: 2007
Chief Officer: Ari Bensimon, CEO

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

Xstream
XSTREAM.NET
Founded: 1999
Chief Officer: Michael Rasmussen, CEO

Xtendx
XTENDX.COM
Founded: 2003
Chief Officer: Charles A. Fraefel,
Founder and CEO

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

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