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The 2012 Streaming Media Europe 101
A healthy mix of European and U.S.-based companies make up our first list of the 101 most important companies in the European online video space.
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When we launched the European version of Streaming Media magazine in 2008, our thinking was simple: online video -- like international commerce -- knows no borders, but each regional market across the globe presents its own set of challenges and opportunities. So it makes sense to have a publication that shares some content with its U.S.-based big brother, but it also presents a clear focus on the industry as it's developing specifically within Europe. (Clearly, there's an equally strong need for Asian, South American, and African versions of the magazine, though we're not in a position to tackle those markets at the present time.)

Our belief is borne out each year in our Readers' Choice Awards, which we present in both the U.S. and Europe: while a handful of the winners in the European awards are companies based in the States, the majority are based in Europe. U.S. companies -- sometimes referred to as "global," much to the understandable irritation of much of the globe -- might have the muscle and reach to enter international markets successfully, but regional companies are in a much better position to truly understand the markets in which they're based.

And so this year, we decided to select a "Streaming Media Europe 101" alongside our popular "Streaming Media 100"; the U.S.-focused list that is designed to present an annual picture of the most important companies in online video. The European list not only ups the ante by one (hey, we had to differentiate it somehow) but also strives to present a list of companies from Europe looking outward, rather than from a "global" perspective looking in.

We began by presenting a list of more than 220 companies to our editorial and publishing staff, asking them to rank each one on a scale of 1 (has no business being on such a prestigious list) to 5 (absolutely must be on the list). The final list -- the 101 companies that ranked highest -- comprises 63 companies that are either based in Europe or have their roots there. The remaining companies are mostly U.S.-based, but they have a strong market presence in Europe.

The Streaming Media Europe 101 will be an annual feature in this magazine, and I look forward to watching the composition of the list change as European companies continue to become bigger stars on the global stage.

Adobe Systems, Inc.
WWW.ADOBE.COM
FOUNDED: 1982
CHIEF OFFICER: SHANTANU NARAYEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Agama Technologies
WWW.AGAMA.TV
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: MIKAEL DAHLGREN, CEO

Akamai Technologies
WWW.AKAMAI.COM
FOUNDED 1999
CHIEF OFFICER: PAUL SAGAN, CEO

Amazon
WWW.AMAZON.COM
FOUNDED: 1994
CHIEF OFFICER: JEFF BEZOS, PRESIDENT, CEO, AND CHAIRMAN

AmberFin Ltd.
WWW.AMBERFIN.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: JEREMY DEANER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Amino Communications
WWW.AMINOCOM.COM
FOUNDED: 1997
CHIEF OFFICER: DONALD MCGARVA, CEO

Anevia
WWW.ANEVIA.COM
FOUNDED: 2003
CHIEF OFFICER: TRISTAN LETEURTRE, CEO

Arqiva
WWW.ARQIVA.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER: JOHN CRESSWELL, CEO

Apple
WWW.APPLE.COM
FOUNDED: 1976
CHIEF OFFICER: TIM COOK, CEO

ATEME
WWW.ATEME.COM
FOUNDED: 1991
CHIEF OFFICER: MICHEL ARTIÈRES, PRESIDENT AND CEO

AVIWEST
WWW.AVIWEST.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: ERWAN GASC, CEO AND DIRECTOR OF SALES

Bambuser AB
WWW.BAMBUSER.COM
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICER: JONAS VIG, FOUNDER AND CEO

BBC
WWW.BBC.CO.UK
FOUNDED: 1932
CHIEF OFFICER: GEORGE ENTWISTLE, DIRECTOR GENERAL

BeBanjo
HTTP://BEBANJO.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: BASTIAN MANINTVELD, FOUNDER

Brandcast Media Ltd.
WWW.BRANDCASTMEDIA.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER: CHARLIE GRIEVE, FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR

Bridge Technologies Co. AS
WWW.BRIDGETECH.TV
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: ROLF OLLMAR, CEO

Brightcove, Inc.
WWW.BRIGHTCOVE.COM
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: JEREMY ALLAIRE, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Broadpeak
WWW.BROADPEAK.TV
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: JACQUES LE MANQ, PRESIDENT AND CEO

BT Group PLC (British Telecom)
WWW.BT.COM
FOUNDED: 1980
CHIEF OFFICER: IAN LIVINGSTON, CEO

Cinegy, LLC
WWW.CINEGY.COM
FOUNDED: 2002
CHIEF OFFICER: DANIELLA WEIGNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Cisco
WWW.CISCO.COM
FOUNDED: 1984
CHIEF OFFICER: JOHN T. CHAMBERS, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

CleverScale
WWW.CLEVERSCALE.COM
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: ANH-TUAN GAI, CEO

Conviva, Inc.
WWW.CONVIVA.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: DARREN FEHER, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Dailymotion
WWW.DAILYMOTION.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER: CEDRIC TOURNAY, CEO

Digital Rapids
WWW.DIGITAL-RAPIDS.COM
FOUNDED: 2001
CHIEF OFFICER: BRICK EKSTEN, PRESIDENT AND CEO

The Digital TV Group Ltd.
WWW.DTG.ORG.UK
FOUNDED: 1995
CHIEF OFFICER: RICHARD LINDSAY-DAVIES, DIRECTOR GENERAL

EdgeCast Networks, Inc.
WWW.EDGECAST.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: ALEX KAZERANI, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Edgeware AB
WWW.EDGEWARE.TV
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: JOACHIM ROOS, CEO

Elemental Technologies, Inc.
WWW.ELEMENTALTECHNOLOGIES.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: SAM BLACKMAN, CO-FOUNDER, CEO, AND CHAIRMAN

Encoding.com
WWW.ENCODING.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: GREGGORY HEIL, FOUNDER AND CEO

Envivio
WWW.ENVIVIO.COM
FOUNDED: 2000
CHIEF OFFICER: JULIEN SIGNES, PRESIDENT, CEO, AND CO-FOUNDER

Ericsson Television
WWW.ERICSSON.COM
FOUNDED: 1991
CHIEF OFFICER: GILESWILSON, CEO

Facebook
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FOUNDER AND CEO

Flumotion Services, S.A.
WWW.FLUMOTION.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: JEAN-NOËL SAUNIER, CEO

FlyOnTheWall
WWW.FLYONTHEWALL.COM
FOUNDED: 2001
CHIEF OFFICER: JASON GLEAVE, CEO

G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH
WWW.GL-SYSTEMHAUS.DE
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: ALEXANDER LESCHINSKY, CEO

GlobeCast
WWW.GLOBECAST.COM
FOUNDED: 1997
CHIEF OFFICER: OLIVIER BARBEROT, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Google/YouTube
WWW.GOOGLE.COM
FOUNDED: 1998
CHIEF OFFICER: LARRY PAGE, CEO

Groovy Gecko
WWW.GROOVYGECKO.COM
FOUNDED: 1999
CHIEF OFFICER: CRAIG MOEHL, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Haivision Network Video
WWW.HAIVISION.COM
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: MIROSLAV WICHA, PRESIDENT, CEO, AND CHAIRMAN

i2i Media
WWW.I2IC.COM
FOUNDED: 2001
CHIEF OFFICER: PHILIP RADLEY-SMITH, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Interxion
WWW.INTERXION.COM
FOUNDED: 1998
CHIEF EXECUTIVE: DAVID RUBERG, CEO

Ipercast, Inc.
WWW.IPERCAST.COM
FOUNDED: 2001
CHIEF OFFICER: JEAN-MICHEL LAVEISSIERE, CEO

Irdeto
HTTP://IRDETO.COM
FOUNDED: 1969
CHIEF OFFICER: GRAHAM KILL, EXECUTIVE OFFICER

iStreamPlanet Co.
WWW.ISTREAMPLANET.COM
FOUNDED: 2000
CHIEF OFFICER: MIO BABIC, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Jet-Stream BV
WWW.JET-STREAM.COM
FOUNDED: 2002
CHIEF OFFICER: STEF VAN DER ZIEL, FOUNDER AND OWNER

Kaltura, Inc.
HTTP://CORP.KALTURA.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: RON YEKUTIEL, COFOUNDER, CEO, AND CHAIRMAN

KIT digital, Inc.
WWW.KITD.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: K. PETER HEILAND, INTERIM CEO

Level 3 Communications
WWW.LEVEL3.COM
FOUNDED: 1985
CHIEF OFFICER: JAMES Q. CROWE, CEO

Limelight Networks
WWW.LIMELIGHT.COM
FOUNDED: 2001
CHIEF OFFICER: JEFFREY W. LUNSFORD, CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Livestream
HTTP://NEW.LIVESTREAM.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: MAX HAOT, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

LiveU Ltd.
WWW.LIVEU.TV
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: SAMUEL WASSERMAN, CEO

LongTail Video
WWW.LONGTAILVIDEO.COM
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICER: DAVE OTTEN, CEO

make.tv
WWW.MAKE.TV
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: ANDREAS JACOBI, CEO

miniCASTER
HTTP://MINICASTER.COM
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: MICHAEL WESTPHAL, CEO

Mixmoov
WWW.MIXMOOV.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: RALPH PÉLAMOURGUES, FOUNDER AND CEO

Mobile Viewpoint
WWW.MOBILEVIEWPOINT.NL
FOUNDED: 2011
CHIEF OFFICER: MICHEL BAIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Motama GmbH
WWW.MOTAMA.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER: MARCO LOHSE, CEO

Netflix, Inc.
WWW.NETFLIX.COM
FOUNDED: 1997
CHIEF OFFICER: REED HASTINGS, FOUNDER AND CEO

NewTek, Inc.
WWW.NEWTEK.COM
FOUNDED: 1985
CHIEF OFFICER: JIM PLANT, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Octoshape APS
WWW.OCTOSHAPE.COM
FOUNDED: 2003
CHIEF OFFICER: MICHAEL KOEHN MILLAND, CEO

Ooyala, Inc.
WWW.OOYALA.COM
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICER: JAY FULCHER, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Perform Group, PLC
WWW.PERFORMGROUP.CO.UK
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICERS: SIMON DENYER AND OLIVER SLIPPER, JOINT CEOS

PLYmedia, Inc.
WWW.PLYMEDIA.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: BEN ENOSH, CEO

Polycom, Inc.
WWW.POLYCOM.COM
FOUNDED: 1990
CHIEF OFFICER: ANDY MILLER, CEO

Qbrick
WWW.QBRICK.COM
FOUNDED: 1999
CHIEF OFFICER: ERIC MATSGÅRD, CEO

Quadia Web TV
WWW.QUADIA.NL
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: NICO VERSPAGET, CEO

QuickTVPro
HTTP://QUICKTVPRO.COM
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: TOD YEADON, FOUNDER

RealNetworks, Inc.
WWW.REALNETWORKS.COM
FOUNDED: 1994
CHIEF OFFICER: ROB GLASER, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN, AND INTERIM CEO

Red Bee Media Ltd.
WWW.REDBEEMEDIA.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER: PATRICK TILLIEUX, CEO

Roku, Inc.
WWW.ROKU.COM
FOUNDED: 2003
CHIEF OFFICER: ANTHONYWOOD, FOUNDER AND CEO

Rovi Corp. (including DivX and MainConcept)
WWW.ROVI.COM
FOUNDED: 1983
CHIEF OFFICER: TOM CARSON, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Samsung Electronics
WWW.SAMSUNG.COM
FOUNDED: 1988
CHIEF OFFICER: KWON OH-HYUN, VICE-CHAIR AND CEO

Sharpstream
WWW.SHARP-STREAM.COM
FOUNDED: 2011
CHIEF OFFICER: DANE STREETER, DIRECTOR

ShowCaster/Orca Digital
WWW.SHOWCASTER.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER:WILL NEALE, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

SimpleStream Ltd.
WWW.SIMPLESTREAM.COM
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: ADAM SMITH, FOUNDER AND CEO

smartclip Holding AG
WWW.SMARTCLIP.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: JEAN-PIERRE FUMAGALLI, CEO

Sonic Foundry, Inc.
WWW.SONICFOUNDRY.COM
FOUNDED: 1991
CHIEF OFFICER: GARYWEIS, CEO

Sorenson Media, Inc.
WWW.SORENSONMEDIA.COM
FOUNDED: 1995
CHIEF OFFICER: PETER CSATHY, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Streaming Tank
WWW.STREAMINGTANK.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: JAMESWILKINSON, COO

StreamingVideoProvider Ltd.
WWW.STREAMINGVIDEOPROVIDER.CO.UK
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: DEYAN SHKODROV, FOUNDER AND CEO

StreamUK
WWW.STREAMUK.COM
FOUNDED: 2001
CHIEF OFFICER: DUNCAN BURBIDGE, CEO

Telestream, Inc.
WWW.TELESTREAM.NET
FOUNDED: 1998
CHIEF OFFICER: DAN CASTLES, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Teracue AG
WWW.TERACUE.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER:WOLFGANG SCHMIEGELT, CEO

Teradek, LLC
WWW.TERADEK.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: NICOL VORHEEM, CEO

Thomson Reuters
WWW.THOMSONREUTERS.COM
FOUNDED: 2008
CHIEF OFFICER: JAMES C. SMITH, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Thomson Video Networks SAS
WWW.THOMSON-NETWORKS.COM
FOUNDED: 2010
CHIEF OFFICER: CHRISTOPHE DELAHOUSSE, PRESIDENT

Tvinci
WWW.TVINCI.COM
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICER: OFER SHAYO, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Velocix
WWW.VELOCIX.COM
FOUNDED: 2002
CHIEF OFFICER: PAUL LARBEY, GENERAL MANAGER

Videoplaza
WWW.VIDEOPLAZA.COM
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICER: SOROSH TAVAKOLI, FOUNDER AND CEO

ViewCast Corp.
WWW.VIEWCAST.COM
FOUNDED: 1994
CHIEF OFFICER: JOHN HAMMOCK, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Vimeo, LLC
HTTP://VIMEO.COM
FOUNDED: 2004
CHIEF OFFICER: KERRY TRAINOR, CEO

Vimond Media Solutions AS
WWW.VIMOND.COM
FOUNDED: 2011
CHIEF OFFICER: HELGE HØIBRAATEN, CEO

Vision247
WWW.VISION247.COM
FOUNDED: 2006
CHIEF OFFICER: JOHN MILLS, CEO

Vizrt
WWW.VIZRT.COM
FOUNDED: 1997
CHIEF OFFICER: MARTIN BURKHALTER, CEO

Vualto
WWW.VUALTO.COM
FOUNDED: 2012
CHIEF OFFICER: CAMILLA YOUNG, CEO

VZAAR
HTTP://VZAAR.COM
FOUNDED: 2007
CHIEF OFFICER: ADRIAN SEVITZ, CEO

WeVideo
WWW.WEVIDEO.COM
FOUNDED: 2011
CHIEF OFFICER: JOSTEIN SVENDSEN, FOUNDER AND CEO

Wowza Media Systems, LLC
WWW.WOWZA.COM
FOUNDED: 2005
CHIEF OFFICER: DAVID STUBENVOLL, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Xstream
WWW.XSTREAM.DK
FOUNDED: 1999
CHIEF OFFICER: FRANK THORUP, CEO AND FOUNDER

zeebox
WWW.ZEEBOX.COM
FOUNDED: 2011
CHIEF OFFICER: ANTHONY ROSE, CTO

This article appears in the winter 2012 issue of Streaming Media European Edition.

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