The State of JW Player

Highlights, data, and fun facts from 2017

As the New Year begins, we’ve put together a snapshot of what JW Player has been up to in the last 12 months. 2017 was a huge year for our company as we sped up our growth, doubled the size of our staff, developed 36+ new features, and brought video to more screens than ever.

The industry’s moving rapidly—and we’re in the fast lane. Here are highlights from our year in video.

Join Us at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018 Conference

Learn how to engage audiences with the latest innovations in marketing and video

What are the latest strategies in connecting powerful, can’t-ignore messaging to audiences? Can you create personalization at scale? Which marketing formats are breaking through on premium TV, short-form video, and multiplatform brand integrations? How are analytics helping marketers better target desired audience segments?

Join JW Player as we explore these questions and more at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2018 Conference in Las Vegas January 9-12, 2018. Our CEO Dave Otten will be speaking on a panel titled, “Let’s Get Connected: Titans of Audience Engagement.”

Forrester Infographic: What Are the Savings and Benefits of Using the JW Player Solution?

Quantifying the financial impact of adopting a new technical solution is extremely challenging. The buying process tasks publishers with complicated product trials, and translating them into real world results is tricky and often unreliable. Luckily, we have commissioned Forrester Consulting, an independent research firm, to evaluate the Total Economic Impact™ of JW Player and calculate the value JW customers have experienced by using our solution. This infographic highlights the tangible benefits that impact the bottom and top line of publishers using JW Player.

JW Player Named on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™

Joining the ranks of the 500 fastest-growing tech companies in North America

We’re thrilled to announce that, for the first time, JW Player has been recognized as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ for 2017. This is an exciting milestone for our company and a reflection of our commitment to our clients’ success each and every day.

This prestigious honor spotlights 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in North America. We’re proud to come in at #248 with revenue growth of 381% over the last three years.

JW8: Launched!

We’re thrilled to release the next generation of our video player, JW8. For all the latest coverage on this update, check out our resources.

Why Upgrade to JW8?

Stay ahead of browser updates with our newest video player, JW8

 

Browser updates occur once a month. If you’re using an outdated video player, your audience may run into errors the next time you try to launch content on browsers like Chrome and Safari. What this can mean for you is lost impressions, and as you head into the final financial quarter of the year, why put your advertising revenue at risk?

JW LIVE AVAILABLE TO ALL ENTERPRISE PLATFORM CUSTOMERS AT NO EXTRA CHARGE

JW Live makes it easy to live stream. Now it’s even easier than before because JW Live is currently available to all Enterprise customers at no additional charge. We have simplified the pricing enabling publishers to experiment with live-streaming without headaches of complex, multi-tiered billing. You only pay for the bytes you stream and you’re billed at the same VOD rate.  We believe that removing the cost of JW Live is the right move for our customers and is in line with JW Player’s friendly approach towards helping customers with their video needs; simple to understand and easy to use. Going live is much more accessible!

JW Player is now a Certified Publishing Partner by Google

Let’s get down to business: We know what it takes to excel with Google publishing solutions As one of Google’s Certified Publishing Partners, JW Player can help your business thrive. Google selected us for this program based on our proven expertise in DoubleClick AdExchange and DoubleClick for Publishers Small Business. We'll help you monetize your sites -- and earn as much as possible from every ad impression -- as we work with you to provide a great video ad experience.

Greycroft Co-Founder Ian Sigalow’s Insight into the Software Industry

Thanks to our friend and investor Ian Sigalow, Co-Founder and Partner of Greycroft, for the excellent mention of JW Player in his recent blog post, titled, “The Great Deflation”. He shares the story of JW Player's origins and growth, and discusses how its unique data set will help to assure the company's future. Below is an excerpt from the piece, which I encourage you read in its entirety, as Ian offers a valuable perspective on the current landscape of the software industry:

How Chrome Power Saving will Affect JW Player

The developer teams from Chrome and Firefox1 have announced core changes to how they will handle Flash applications. Despite being an HTML5-first video player, these changes can affect video playback through JW Player. The announcements indicate that the browser itself will decide whether or not a Flash application is core to the viewer's experience. If the Flash object is small and outside of view, the browser will throttle or add an overlay on top of the Flash application, stopping it from fully rendering2. This functionality is aimed to help reduce power consumption and increase battery life. Applications that use HTML5 and native <video> tags will not be affected. Chrome Power Saving