JW Player Wins Two 2017 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

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JW Player, the world’s largest network-independent video platform, today announced that it won two categories at the 2017 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. The company’s JW Publish product won for Best Media & Entertainment Video Platform and Small/Medium Business Video Platform.

The 2017 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards were awarded to 31 winners from across the digital video ecosystem. Winners were chosen from 289 nominees who collectively received more than 37,000 votes. The winners were announced at the Streaming Media West event in Huntington Beach, California, on November 2-3, 2017.

“JW Player has unparalleled distribution across the video landscape and supports both large, multi-platform media companies and smaller, niche video publishers,” said David Otten, co-founder and CEO of JW Player. “Being recognized as the best video platform for Media & Entertainment as well as Small/Medium Business speaks to the power and flexibility of our platform to address all of their needs. We are proud and very appreciative of this recognition by the readers of Streaming Media.”

This award comes during a year of significant growth and recognition for JW Player. In 2017, the company was ranked number 248 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a list of the fastest growing companies in North America. Further, this year saw JW Player expand operations into Europe, hire new c-level executives and launch a machine learning-based product called Recommendations. The company’s video platform now spans 193 countries and reaches over 1.8 billion unique devices monthly.

About JW Player

JW Player is the world’s largest network-independent video platform. Founded in 2008 as the first open source video player, today JW Player’s customers span the globe across 193 countries, and range from Fortune 500 companies to video-centric small businesses. The company’s flagship product, JW Player, is used to stream 20 billion videos per month across all devices — mobile, desktop and OTT. In addition to the player, the company’s services include advertising, analytics, data services, video hosting and streaming.

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