Webedia and JW Player Celebrate 12 Years of Partnership

Press Release 3 min read | Feb 5, 2020 | newbreed


Paris, France & London, UK (February 05, 2020): Webedia, a global media, and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries, and JW Player, a leading independent video platform, today celebrated twelve years of video technology partnership.

Over the last decade plus the two companies have expanded their work together to ensure that Webedia’s dedicated community can enjoy its video content over its 100 sites. Last month, May 2019, Webedia saw over 20% increase in video viewership, and an over 100% year-over-year growth in advertising plays.

“Video has and continues to be an important and growing part of our strategy to provide our community with the best entertainment and recreation content from around the world,” said Antoine HERMITE, VP Product Technology, and SaaS. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue to push our video strategy with JW Player at our side for the future.”

As the world of digital video has expanded the two companies have worked together to ensure the best possible viewer engagement and monetization tools were in place. Most recently, Webedia will be implementing JW Recommendations, which will provide its audience with a selection of other Webedia videos that they may be interested in once they’ve completed watching their initial session.

“At JW Player we’re always looking to provide our clients with the best video technology to stay ahead in this fast-changing industry. Over the last twelve years, it’s been an honor to work with one of the most innovative French media companies in the industry to help them execute on their video strategy,” stated Jean-Bernard Malvezin, Sales Director for EMEA at JW Player. “We’re looking forward to working closely with Webedia over the years to come to ensure both their engagement and revenue goals continue to be met.”

The two companies have recently renewed their partnership and will continue to look for new ways to expand the video technology capabilities across Webedia’s global sites.

About Webedia

Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries.

Since 2007, Webedia has been targeting a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries: movies, gaming and eSports, lifestyle, food, travel, media and pop culture…

Based in 15 countries (France, USA, Brazil, Germany, UK, Spain, Turkey, Lebanon, UAE, Mexico and LATAM), Webedia attracts more that 177 million unique visitors each month on all devices * with more than 50 media brands under their wing (AlloCiné, AdoroCinema, SensaCine, FilmStarts, MoviePilot, JeuxVideo.com, GameStar, 3DJuegos, MinhaVida, Tudo Gostoso, 750g, PurePeople, EasyVoyages…) and some of the most influential trendsetters on social media (Talent Web network including Vanoss, TheSyndicate, Cyprien, Squeezie, Norman, Natoo, Sananas, El Rubius, Kéfera,…)

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, Business Insider, 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 jwplayer.com.