Streaming Media Taps JW Player as Top Video Player Solution

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

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It’s incredibly rewarding to once again be acknowledged as the industry leader by both our customers and our peers. Today, our technologies are used by millions of websites worldwide.

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 customer 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, StreamingMedia.com 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 Platforms. With large customers ranging from Univision, Hearst, Red Bull, VICE Media and iHeartMedia, JW Player’s footprint spans 193 countries and its 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.

About JW Player
JW Player is the New York-based company that pioneered video on the web and is now innovating for the future. Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, today the company’s customers span the globe across 193 countries and range from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company’s flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with over 1.3 billion monthly unique viewers across all devices — OTT, phones, tablets, and desktops. In addition to the player, the company’s services include video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics. For more information, see http://www.jwplayer.com.

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917-202-9515

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