If you've watched video on the web, you already know us. We're the New York-based startup that brought online video to more people in the world than anyone else. Our flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites and streams billions of videos each month, across all devices — phones, tablets and desktops. JW Player powers online publishing for clients ranging from Fortune 500s to indie bloggers. Our services such as video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics help companies optimize their video workflows and monetize smartly. Now, we're busy innovating for the future. We're imagining what comes next for the millions of businesses, users and viewers we serve worldwide.
Jeroen "JW" Wijering was a student in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 2005 when he took up programming. One of his first late-night creations was a small piece of open-source software that enables images and sound to play on the Internet. Jeroen was still in college when his product became the basis for YouTube, which relied on JW Player until it was acquired by Google. By the time Jeroen presented his own website in an oral exam to graduate from the Eindhoven Design Academy, JW Player had, unbeknownst to his professors, gained a global reputation with online gamers. In November 2007 Jeroen merged JW Player with the New York City digital ad agency LongTail Video. Today, JW Player is ubiquitous online, having been used by tens of millions of web pages — from Disney to the IMDB to the NSDQ to the White House — viewed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. In 2013, LongTail was rebranded as JW Player, yet the software and Jeroen are still considered to be among the web's best kept secrets.