JW Player adds virtual reality to its app creation suite

Online video platform provider JW Player is adding virtual reality and 360-degree video capability to its streaming service offerings for publishers, jumping feet-first into the VR segment with a product that includes SDKs to enable streaming over native apps, in addition to an HTML5 plugin for browser-based streaming.

JW Player Now Supports Virtual Reality and 360-Degree Video

Popular video platform JW Player now supports virtual reality and 360-degree video. With over 2 million publishers using its platform, the new capabilities could help further fuel VR and 360-degree video which have become key priorities for large companies including Google, YouTube, Samsung, Facebook and others.

Roku’s new tools lets anyone launch a video channel without writing code

Roku today is rolling out new tools that will make it simpler for anyone to bring their video content to its media player lineup, without having to write any code. With an update to the Roku Direct Publisher Platform, video creators can instead walk through a few steps, including providing a video feed, then have their new channel go live on Roku.

Stop Screaming at Me: Marketers (and Publishers) Need to Keep Up With the Browsers

The two most important trends to be on top of right now are replacing all Flash advertising content with HTML5 creative and understanding how the browser companies will be curbing advertisers from screaming at prospective customers. JW Player’s Brian Rifkin and Eric Boyd share tips and best practices for online publishers to stay up-to-date and optimize their video content and ad performance.

FastCompany moves to a new CMS and tech stack including JW Player’s platform for video

Over the past year, the technology that powers Fast Company has been completely overhauled. Everything from the tech stack to the content management system, the video platform, and analytics package has changed. Fast Company's executive editor writes: "For video, we migrated off an aging platform and onto the JW Player platform. This has allowed us to optimize our video workflow and to experiment with new integrations across our sites. As a result, our video views have more than doubled since the beginning of this year, and continue to grow."

JW Player Taps Vonage’s Calamera as CTO

JW Player claims more than 20,000 customers, including enterprises such as Univision, Hearst, Red Bull, VICE Media and Bell Media. Its video player footprint spans 193 countries and is live on more than 2 million sites with more than 1.3 billion monthly unique viewers across all devices.

Former Tremor Video CEO Bill Day Finds New Home at JW Player

It’s a bright day for JW Player. The network-independent video platform, whose customers span across 193 countries, has hired on Bill Day as its new Chief Operating Officer. The former Tremor Video CEO will be responsible for the company’s strategic leadership while also managing sales, product, marketing, business development, finance and human resources.