Vendor Profiles

We have created an infographic that provides a overview of many of the key players in the business video ecosystem of platform providers, technology vendors and related service providers. While far from comprehensive and not regularly updated, the overview may provide guidance to those seeking a starting point for firms in particular categories we have highlighted in the graphic. With the ever-changing marketplace of firms in the video space, it is possible — and very likely — that some companies listed may have been acquired, changed names, or pursued other opportunities.  Therefore we recommend doing your own research.

Below is a curated and growing list of digital media solution providers under various categories. All of them are known to be quality vendors in their areas. While we do not expressly endorse any one name, this list may help companies looking to choose vendors or partners for their digital media projects.

  • Brightcove

    Brightcove provides products to publish and distribute professional digital media. They include Video Cloud (online video platform) and Zencoder, a cloud-based media processing service. Customers around the world use their solutions to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs. Brightcove went public in 2012.

  • Ooyala

    Ooyala helps broadcasters, operators and media companies build audiences and monetize video content with personalized, interactive experiences for every screen. They provide solutions that leverage big data and video analytics to enable customers optimize and automate video programming, streaming and syndication. It is a part of Telstra group (Australia).

  • Kaltura

    Kaltura is an open-source video platform that enables organizations to deploy applications that involve video creation, ingestion, publishing, management, syndication, engagement, monetization, and analysis. They provide these services to web publishers, media companies, enterprises, service providers, and education and technology markets worldwide.

  • JW Player

    JW Player provides the most widely-used video player with the same name. It offers consistent viewing experience in HTML5 and Flash, across mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. They also provide an online video platform called the JW Platform, an advertising solution (JW Ads), analytics tools and solutions to develop video experiences within mobile applications.

  • thePlatform

    thePlatform is a video management and publishing company providing solutions to major media groups and cable operators. Customers use thePlatform for managing, monetizing, and syndicating professionally produced video. They provide a wide range of services for designing and supporting video businesses on PCs, mobile, and TV. They are a subsidiary of Comcast.

  • Empress

    Empress MAM software system provides Digital Asset Management enabling the move from tape based to tapeless workflows. Their eMAM product line includes eMAM Online SaaS, eMAM Vault for archive and storage management, eMAM Workgroup for collaborative editing and content sharing, and eMAM Enterprise for large organizations.

  • VideoBank

    VideoBank helps businesses of all types and sizes with managing video, audio, still imagery, documents, and other digital content. Their commercial off the shelf products include capture tools, indexing & archiving tools and analysis & distribution tools.

  • FlavourSys

    FlavourSys Technology offers workflow software or software/hardware solutions for production facilities, universities, and television or film post-production companies. Mint was created as cost-effective software for editing Avid, Adobe or PCF workflows. Strawberry is a software or software/hardware solution to create, organize and share projects so editors can focus on the creative end instead of searching for content.

  • Object Matrix

    UK-based Object Matrix offers object storage and nearline archive solutions for organizations that need to manage large amounts of file based or unstructured data, like those in the media or entertainment industries. They offer capacities from 15 TB to Petabytes of storage.

  • SGT

    France-based SGT provides content and media asset management and Business and Rights Management Systems (BMS, RMS) to the broadcast TV industry. Their VEDA software suite offers asset management and video automation systems for broadcast media and enterprise media. Their MediaFlow software provides a web-based system covering title library management, metadata management, contracts and rights management, linear and non-linear scheduling and multi-screen publishing.

  • Telestream

    Telestream provides solutions to get video content to any audience regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. They offer a number of products to handle tasks including editing, screencasting, live streaming, transcoding, closed captioning, VOD, GPU acceleration and video capture and playout systems.

  • Haivision

    Haivision provides solutions and hardware for video platforms, digital signage, corporate and marketing communications, internet streaming, video distribution, and training and education. Their clients include the broadcast, education, medical, and enterprise fields.

  • Elemental

    Elemental Technologies software enables scalable video delivery for corporate, governmental, educational and media clients. Their products include software for audio/video encoding, customizing content downstream, video processing/delivery/storage and more.

  • Harmonic

    Harmonic offers digital video infrastructure solutions and a converged platform for broadcast and OTT delivery of SD, HD and UHD content. Their products include video servers and shared storage, encoding/transcoding/distribution, and file-based workflow and content creation tools.

  • Wowza

    Wowza Streaming Engine software and their pay-as-you-go Streaming Cloud provide professional-quality live and on-demand streaming solutions on-premise and in the cloud.

  • Mediasilo

    Mediasilo provides solutions for managing and distributing media. Customers can upload, organize and send video files up to 10 gigabytes in size for high quality viewing on all platforms. Products include QuickLinks for instantly sharing video previews, Microsites for sharing reels, and Channels to embed video into websites. Click links on the home page for a trial version or to request a demo.

  • Primestream

    Primestream provides Asset Management and Automation software solutions that enable broadcasters, video production companies and media organizations to create, manage, and distribute content over the air, via satellite, and to second screens such as PCs, mobile phones, and tablets.

  • Aframe

    Aframe streamlines the process for video collaboration by providing a central location to globally store, access and manage high-resolution video. This enables media file management, automatic transcoding, cloud storage and fast file transfers. They also provide a commercial portal for sales and digital distribution.

  • Pomfort

    Based in Munich, Pomfort provides software to simplify digital productions for commercials, documentaries, and movie productions at all levels. Silverstack is for media acquisition and professional data management; three versions of LiveGrade are available for color grading workflows through 4K; ClipHouse is used for processing CinemaDNG RAW material. Additional software, plugins and tools are also available.

  • Bitcentral

    Bitcentral provides news content production, automation, distribution, aggregation, and video publishing solutions to broadcasters and content-creation companies.