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JW Player adds to leadership team

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, has announced two appointments to its senior leadership team — Matt Malanga has joined as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, and Konstantin Olegovich Baikov as Vice President, Global Partnerships. The announcement comes in the wake of one of the company’s most successful years to date. In […]

March 2, 2022

JW Player: “Digital video economy will grow rapidly in 2022”

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, has shared predictions from its leadership team on the future of digital video in 2022. The digital video economy will continue to grow rapidly in the new year, as more non-traditional media companies leverage video to connect directly with their audience in new ways. With insights […]

December 16, 2021

JW Player fully integrates VUALTO

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, has announced that VUALTO, acquired in May 2021, is now fully integrated with JW Player. As a result, two offerings formerly provided by VUALTO are now available to JW Player customers: Broadcast Live (formerly VUALTO Control Hub) and Studio DRM (formerly VUDRM). JW Player says that […]

December 6, 2021

JW Player and Applicaster team up

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, has announced the company has partnered with Applicaster, the SaaS app management platform, to launch an integrated OTT app solution for broadcasters and content owners alike. The out-of-the-box solution enables content owners to quickly launch their own custom OTT apps at scale without requiring any development, […]

November 17, 2021

Survey: 64% find targeted ads invasive

A poll from data intelligence company Morning Consult reveals that 69 per cent of US adults think ads on streaming services are repetitive and 79 per cent are bothered by that experience. And paradoxically, 51 per cent said they’re bothered by irrelevant ads, but 64 per cent said they find targeted ads to be “invasive.” […]

October 20, 2021

Patent protects JW Player’s status

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, today announced the company has been awarded patent number US11,102,546 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its real-time viewability technology. The technology provides advertisers with an unprecedented degree of certainty on whether an ad will be viewable before they place a bid, […]

October 9, 2021

JW Player CEO contemplates post-Nielsen future

The Media Ratings Council has suspended its accreditation for Nielsen’s national TV ratings service after Nielsen was found to be undercounting TV audiences. In response to the news, Dave Otten, CEO and co-founder of JW Player, said he believes Nielsen will soon be obsolete as more audiences switch to streaming (for context, JW Player’s software […]

September 8, 2021

JW Player appoints LaPalomento as CTO

JW Player, the video software and data insights platform, has appointed David LaPalomento as Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. “David has proven himself to be a visionary leader in both developing and scaling innovative video delivery products,” said Dave Otten, CEO and co-founder of JW Player. “I have no doubt that his expertise will strengthen […]

August 18, 2021

Report: App-based video consumption up 361%

To understand better how digital broadcasters are using video in 2021, video player software specialist JW Player surveyed film and TV media companies ranging from independent niche broadcasters to comScore Top 100 media giants. The insights from the survey include their 2021 engagement goals, monetisation strategies, KPIs, how to measure success, and how they’re using […]

August 9, 2021

JW Player raises $100m Series E financing

Video software and data insights platform JW Player has raised $100 million in Series E funding from LLR Partners. The latest investment comes on the heels of record video streaming growth and strong profitability during the previous 12 months. With this financing, JW Player will accelerate product innovation to meet the rapidly changing demands of […]

June 24, 2021