JW Player Launches Live Channels

Press Release 2 min read | Apr 30, 2020 | newbreed


New York, NY – April 30th, 2020:  JW Player, the world’s largest independent video platform, today announces the launch of Live Channels, an enhanced live streaming solution that enables digital media companies to broadcast and monetize live without delay or time-consuming set-up.

 More than 12,000 brands, web publishers and broadcasters use JW Player technology to stream, play, engage and monetise video on their sites, powering over 10 billion monthly plays. They can now deliver compelling time-sensitive content to their viewers at broadcast-quality with minimal effort. Live Channels offers a simple workflow to reach and monetize audiences with compelling content across all devices and platforms, including web, mobile, OTT apps, and social.

 “We’ve seen a 400% increase in live streaming across the JW Player network over the last month as audiences seek timely news as well as content like fitness classes and religious services.” said Jeroen Wijering, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at JW Player. “But it’s more than just a temporary spike. We see significant growth in average viewing sessions and return visits for sites that stream live content, especially with news and sports, so we have built a solution to make it easy for media companies to effectively and easily add engaging live broadcasts to their sites”.

 Live channels enables an event to start live streaming directly from the encoder in under 30 seconds with replays available in under a minute. Viewers who arrive late can catch up in real time. Multiple latency settings are offered, allowing live streamers to select the option that works best for their viewers – wherever they are and however they are accessing content. Intuitive dashboards and APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) provide seamless, flexible workflows to monitor and adjust the status of the stream. Viewers can be reached across mobile, desktop, and connected TV, plus multiple social channels at the same time.

JW Player will explain Live Channels in detail in a webinar on Thursday April 30th at 11am EST/ 5pm CET featuring Jeroen Wijering, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at JW Player Click here to register.




About JW Player: JW Player pioneered video on the web over a decade ago and continues to innovate as the world’s largest network-independent platform for video delivery and intelligence. Media companies including Fox, VICE, Insider Inc., and Univision, in addition to hundreds of thousands of creators of all types and sizes, rely on JW Player to deliver and monetize their content across all devices. JW Player’s massive global footprint of over 2 billion unique devices creates a powerful data graph of unique consumer insights and generates billions of incremental video views. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in London and Eindhoven, visit http://www.jwplayer.com.