Streaming Media Taps JW Player as Top Video Player Solution

Press Release 2 min read | Nov 30, 2016 | newbreed


Industry publication also names JW Player as Best Video Platform for SMBs, and a top Enterprise Video Platform

NEW YORK – Nov. 30, 2016 – JW Player, the world’s most popular video player and leading digital and mobile video solutions company, received several top honors from the 2016 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards.

JW Player was voted by readers as the top Video Player Solution for publishers and the Best Video Platform for SMBs. JW Player’s video solutions empower publishers and developers to create the most consistent, immersive experience for their viewers while also expanding audience reach. From the JW Player to the company’s Platform Services and beyond, JW provides solutions to support all online video strategies and achieves customers revenue, audience growth, and implementation goals.

This year’s awards saw more than 280 nominations before more than 3,000 readers voted, casting a total of nearly 34,000 votes in 33 categories. Widely considered the most prestigious honor in the online video industry, voters are among the most informed people in the industry.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to once again be acknowledged as the industry leader by both our customers and our peers,” said JW Player President Chris Mahl. “Today, our technologies are used by millions of websites worldwide, and thousands of the world’s most innovative publishers leverage our player and platform each day to grow and improve their video experiences.”

The magazine also recognized the JW platform as one of the top Enterprise Video Platform. With large customers ranging from Univision, Hearst, Red Bull, VICE Media and iHeartMedia, JW Player’s footprint spans 193 countries and it’s technology is live on more than 2 million sites with over 1.3 billion monthly unique viewers across all devices. Its rapid growth comes as nearly all companies and brands turn increasingly toward online and mobile video as a strategic imperative.