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Welcome to the 2020 Streaming Media Europe 101, our annual spotlight on the most interesting, important, and influential companies in the online video space. This is our ninth list, but it marks a first: the first time we are not including any companies whose headquarters are not based in the UK or continental Europe. In past years, we’ve included companies based in the US that had substantial operations or market penetration in Europe, but this year wanted to keep things as “local” as possible.

We put “local” in quotes, because of course these companies’ operations and customers aren’t limited to Europe. Some of the companies here have quite small markets, geographically, but most are targeting markets outside their home countries or regions. And in a year when international travel ground to a halt, it’s been impressive to watch how many of them have continued to expand their markets despite the obstacles.

We’ve also stayed away entirely from content companies and platforms; instead, we’re emphasising the companies that create the technologies that enable those content publishers to reach their customers.

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 0 (doesn’t belong on the final list at all) to 5 (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. (Also, please note that the one voter who is associated with one of the companies on the list didn’t actually get to vote for his own company.)

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

24i Media

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

3 Screen Solutions GmbH

3SS.TV
Chief Officer: Kai-Christian Borchers, Managing Director

3xScreen Media Ltd.

3XSCREEN.CO.UK
Chief Officer: Scott Robinson, Founder and Managing Director

Accedo

ACCEDO.TV
Chief Officer: Michael Lantz, CEO

AccepTV

ACCEPTV.COM
Chief Officer: Mathieu Carnec, CEO

Agama Technologies

AGAMA.TV
Chief Officer: Mikael Dahlgren, CEO

Amino Communications

AMINOCOM.COM
Chief Officer: Donald McGarva, Group CEO

Anevia S.A.

ANEVIA.COM
Chief Officer: Laurent Lafarge, CEO

Ant Media

ANTMEDIA.IO
Chief Officer: Ahmet Oguz Mermerkaya, CEO

Appear TV

APPEARTV.COM
Chief Officer: Carl Walter Holst, CEO

Arqiva

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

ArvatoBertelsmann

ARVATO.COM
Chief Officer: Matthias Moeller, CEO

ATEME

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

Autheos

AUTHEOS.COM
Chief Officer: Christina Calje, CEO & Co-Founder

AVIWEST

AVIWEST.COM
Chief Officer: Erwan Gasc, CEO

Axinom

AXINOM.COM
Chief Officer: Ralph Wagner, CEO

Bambuser

BAMBUSER.COM
Chief Officer: Maryam Ghahremani, CEO

BCE Broadcasting Center Europe

BCE.LU
Chief Officer: Frédéric Lemaire, CEO

BlackBird

BLACKBIRD.VIDEO
Chief Officer: Ian McDonough, CEO

Bridge Technologies

BRIDGETECH.TV
Chief Officer: Simon Frostad, Chairman

Broadpeak

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

castLabs

CASTLABS.COM
Chief Officer: Michael Stattmann CEO

Cinegy GmbH

CINEGY.COM
Chief Officer: Jan Weigner, Co-Founder & CTO

Cires21

CIRES21.COM
Chief Officer: Ernesto Sâez, CEO

Cleeng

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

CogniK

COGNIK.NET
Chief Officer: Stéphane Reynaud, Co-Founder & CEO

Comprimato Systems

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

ContentArmor

CONTENTARMOR.NET
Chief Officer: Alain Durand, CEO

ContentWise

CONTENTWISE.COM
Chief Officer: Paolo Bozzola, CEO

DataCamp LTD (CDN77)

CDN77.COM
Chief Officer: Zdenek Cendra, Founder

Dalet

DALET.COM
Chief Officer: David Lasry, CEO

DDVTech – MistServer

DDVTECH.COM
Chief Officer: Jaron Vietor, CTO

Edgeware AB

EDGEWARE.TV
Chief Officer: Karl Thedéen, CEO

Exterity Ltd.

EXTERITY.COM
Chief Officer: Colin Farquhar, CEO

Flowplayer

FLOWPLAYER.COM
Chief Officer: Valtteri Pukander, CEO

Flumotion

FLUMOTION.COM
Chief Officer: Albert Rodes Berenguer, CEO

Garland Partners Ltd.

GPL-UK.CO.UK
Chief Officer: Malcolm Harland, Co-Founder and Managing Director

G-Core Labs SA

GCORELABS.COM
Chief Officer: Andre Reitenbach, CEO

G&L Geßendörfer & Lechinsky GmbH

GL-SYSTEMHAUS.DE
Chief Officer: Alexander Leschinsky, Co-Founder and Managing Director

GlobalDots

GLOBALDOTS.COM
Chief Officer: Yuval Rachlin, CEO

Globecast

GLOBECAST.COM
Chief Officer: Philippe Bernard, Chairman and CEO

Grabyo

GRABYO.COM
Chief Officer: Gareth Capon, CEO

Groovy Gecko

GROOVYGECKO.COM
Chief Officer: Craig Moehl, Managing Director

Hitomi Broadcast

HITOMI-BROADCAST.TV
Chief Officers: Russell Johnson and James Robinson, Co-Founders

i2i Media

I2IC.COM
Chief Officer: Philip Radley-Smith, Managing Director

iconik

ICONIK.IO
Chief Officer: Parham Azimi, Co-Founder & CEO

id3as

ID3AS.CO.UK
Chief Officer: Adrian Roe, Director

Intinor

INTINOR.COM
Chief Officer: Roland Axelsson, Founder, CEO, and Product Manager

Irdeto BV

IRDETO.COM
Chief Officer: Peter Oggel, CTO

iSIZE Technologies

ISIZE.CO
Chief Officer: Sergio Grce, CEO

Jet-Stream Services

JET-STREAM.COM
Chief Officer: Stef van der Ziel, CEO

JumpTV

JUMPDATADRIVEN.COM
Chief Officer: Jerónimo Macanás, CEO

Kinura 

KINURA.COM
Chief Officer: Sarah Platt, Director

M2A Media Ltd.

M2AMEDIA.TV
Chief Officer: Marina Kalkanis, CEO

MainConcept

MAINCONCEPT.COM
Chief Officer: JP Jones, GM

MainStreaming

MAINSTREAMING.TV
Chief Officer: Antonio Corrado, CEO

Media Distillery

MEDIADISTILLERY.COM
Chief Officer: Roland Sars, CEO

Mobile Viewpoint

MOBILEVIEWPOINT.COM
Chief Officer: Michel Bais, Managing Director

NAGRA-Kudelski Group

DTV.NAGRA.COM

Chief Officer: André Kudelski, CEO

nanocosmos

NANOCOSMOS.DE
Chief Officer: Oliver Lietz, CEO, and Founder

Netgem

NETGEM.COM
Chief Officer: Mathias Hautefort, CEO

Net Insight

NETINSIGHT.NET

Chief Officer: Crister Fritzson, CEO

Never.no

NEVER.NO
Chief Officer: Scott Davies, CEO

Nordija

NORDIJA.COM
Chief Officer: Thomas Christensen, CEO

Norigin Media

NORIGINMEDIA.COM
Chief Officer: Ajey Anand, CEO

NPAW

NICEPEOPLEATWORK.COM
Chief Officer: Ferran Gutierrez Vilaró, Co-Founder and CEO

Piksel

PIKSEL.COM
Chief Officer: Peter Heiland, Interim CEO

Pixel Power Ltd.

PIXELPOWER.COM
Chief Officer: James Gilbert, CEO

Radiant Media Player

RADIANTMEDIAPLAYER.COM
Chief Officer: Arnaud Leyder, Founder and CEO

Red Bee Media

REDBEEMEDIA.COM
Chief Officer: Steve Nylund, CEO

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH

ROHDE-SCHWARZ.COM
Chief Officer: Christian Leicher, President and CEO

SharpStream Ltd.

SHARP-STREAM.COM
Chief Officer: Dane Streeter, Co-Founder and Managing Director

Simplestream Ltd.

SIMPLE-STREAM.COM
Chief Officer: Adam Smith, Founder and CEO

Smart Adserver

SMARTADSERVER.COM
Chief Officer: Arnaud Créput, CEO

Smartclip

SMARTCLIP.TV
Chief Officers: Thomas Servatius and Oliver Vesper, Co-CEOs

Snap.tv

SNAP.TV
Chief Officer: Nikolaj Hvegholm, CEO

StreamAMG

STREAMAMG.COM
Chief Officer: Hugo Sharman CEO

Streamhub

STREAMHUB.CO.UK
Chief Officer: Aki Tsuchiya, CEO & Co-Founder

StriveCast

STRIVECAST.COM
Chief Officer: Alexander Schäfer, Co-Founder & CEO

Synamedia

SYNAMEDIA.COM
Chief Officer: Paul Segre, CEO

Teracue GmbH

TERACUE.COM
Chief Officer: Thomas Buck, CEO

THEO Technologies NV

THEOPLAYER.COM
Chief Officer: Steven Tielemans, CEO

The Streaming Company

THESTREAMINGCOMPANY.COM
Chief Officer: Ben Kittow, CEO and Founder

ThinkAnalytics

THINKANALYTICS.COM
Chief Officer: Gabriel Berger, CEO

Tripleplay

TRIPLEPLAY.TV
Chief Officer: Steve Rickless, CEO

TV1.EU

TV1.EU
Chief Officer: Michael Westphal, CEO

Unified Streaming

UNIFIED-STREAMING.COM
Chief Officer: Dirk Griffioen, CEO

Varnish Software

VARNISH-SOFTWARE.COM
Chief Officer: Erik Junesjö, CTO

Velocix

VELOCIX.COM
Chief Officer: David Sharpley, CEO

VEWD

VEWD.COM
Chief Officer: Aneesh Rajaram, CEO

Viaccess-Orca

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

Videomenthe

VIDEOMENTHE.FR
Chief Officer: Muriel Le Bellac, Co-Founder & CEO

Vidispine

VIDISPINE.COM
Chief Officer: Erik Åhlin, Founder & CEO

Vimond Media Solutions AS

VIMOND.COM
Chief Officer: Helge Høibraaten, CEO

Vizrt

VIZRT.COM
Chief Officer: Michael Hallen, CEO

V-Nova

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

VUALTO

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

Witbe SA

WITBE.NET
Chief Officer: Mathieu Planche, CEO

Wiztivi

WIZTIVI.COM
Chief Officer: Ari Bensimon, CEO

Yospace

YOSPACE.COM
Chief Officer: Tim Sewell, CEO

Zappware

ZAPPWARE.COM
Chief Officer: Patrick Vos, CEO

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