JW Player Expands Mobile Offering with Launch of iOS SDK

JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, today released the first version of their JW Player SDK for iOS, expanding their comprehensive mobile strategy and enabling publishers to make their video content accessible on all mobile platforms. As the consumption of mobile video continues to rise, this software developer kit (SDK) allows publishers to easily build JW Player video playback and advertising features directly into native iOS apps.

JW Player Announces Integration with WordPress.com VIP

JW Player today announced the release of the JW Player plugin for WordPress.com VIP. Now, WordPress.com VIP Enterprise customers have full access to the power of the JW Player and JW Platform from within their VIP admin page. “The goal of JW Player from the start has been to make it as simple as possible for publishers of all sizes to deliver broadcast quality video to their audience. The release of the JW Player plugin for WordPress.com VIP customers builds on our mission of providing the best video experience for our customers and their audiences,” said Jeroen Wijering, co-founder and creator of JW Player.

JW Player Surpasses 1 Billion Unique Monthly Viewers and Posts Exponential 2014 Revenue and Customer Growth

JW Player, a leading digital and mobile video platform and player company, today announced that over 1 billion unique monthly viewers watched video on the JW Player during December, marking the first time the company has surpassed the billion viewer milestone in a single month. This achievement caps off a strong 2014 during which the company’s revenue and customer base grew exponentially and solidifies JW Player’s leadership position in driving the next phase of innovation in digital video. “To have over one billion people watch video on JW Player’s products each month is truly humbling,” said Dave Otten, CEO and co-founder of JW Player.

JW Player Furthers Mobile Strategy with General Availability of Android SDK

JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, today announced that its software developer kit (SDK) for Android is now available for licensing. With consumers already watching an average of 11 more minutes of video per day on mobile devices than on desktop computers, the JW Player SDK for Android makes it easier for developers to engage with new and existing audiences across all Android devices. “The exponential growth in mobile video consumption and the incredible enthusiasm we’ve seen from video publishers has led to a high demand for the JW Player SDK for Android during Beta testing,” said John Luther, VP of Connected Devices at JW Player.

JW Player Releases First Quarterly “Trends in Online Video Report”

JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, today announced that one in seven people on the planet and one in three people in the United States and Europe watch online video content delivered by it each month. These findings are among the results of the first quarterly JW Trends in Online Video report, which looks at the state of online video across six continents.

Womensforum.com Partners With JW Player To Offer First-Of-Its-Kind Premium Digital Video Ad Platform

Womensforum.com, a longtime leader in the online women’s lifestyle space, has teamed up with JW Player to upgrade its WomensForumTV platform with a host of first-to-market benefits. By combining modifications to Womensforum.com’s proprietary content management system (CMS) with JW Player’s comprehensive digital video platform technology, the solution will enable an entirely new premium digital video ad solution.

JW Player Secures $20 Million in Series C Funding

JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, announced today that it has completed a $20 million Series C financing round. The financing round was led by Greycroft Growth and Greenspring Associates, and included participation from Cueball Capital and e.ventures. The company will use the investment to further accelerate its rapid global growth, expand its sales, marketing, product, and engineering initiatives, and add to its data-driven software-as-a-service platform.

JW Player Scales Weird Al Yankovic’s “Tacky” Nerdist Video to the Top of the Charts

JW Player, a leader in online and mobile video, today announced that its advanced online video platform powered Weird Al Yankovic’s “Tacky” video on Nerdist. JW Player was used for the launch of the first video in the series of Weird Al Yankovic’s eight videos, with exclusive video content created by Nerdist published only at Nerdist for the video’s premiere. As a result, in its first week the “Tacky” video had far more video views on JW Player than on YouTube.