JW Player Ranked Number 248 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

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Attributes 381 Percent Revenue Growth to a World Class Video Platform Which Drives Audience, Engagement and Monetization For Advertising-Supported Publishers

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JW Player today announced it ranked 248 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. JW Player grew 381 percent during this period.

According to JW Player’s CEO and co-founder, Dave Otten, the company’s focus on building products that help solve publishers’ primary pain point in digital video - creating larger, more engaged audiences, from which they can derive greater ad monetization opportunities - as the key driver behind the company’s 381 percent revenue growth. He said, "JW Player is the leading independent video solution provider in the world which media companies and publishers are building their digital video businesses on. Being recognized as a Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winner is an incredible capstone on a year of record growth and speaks to the accelerating momentum in our business.”

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.”

“Emerging growth companies are powering innovation in the broader economy. The growth rates delivered by the companies on this year’s North America Technology Fast 500 ranking are a bright spot for the capital markets and a strong indicator that the emerging growth technology sector will continue to deliver a strong return on investment,” said Heather Gates, national managing director of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s emerging growth company practice. “Deloitte is dedicated to supporting the best and brightest companies of the future in the emerging growth company sector. We are proud to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of this year’s Fast 500 winners.”

About Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

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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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