End-To-End Platform Includes Syndicaster Station Group Video CMS with Multi-Channel Video Aggregation, Award Winning Editing, Syndication, Distribution and Monetization with JW Player Live and VOD Multi-Channel Publishing
NEW YORK, April – Syndicaster, the end-to-end Video Services Platform licensed by 30% of all news producing local network affiliates in the U.S., and JW Player, a leading online and mobile video platform and player technology company, today announce the integration of JW Player into the Syndicaster Video Services platform to serve as the default video player.
“The combination of Syndicaster’s multi-channel video ingest, editing and multi-channel distribution platform with JW Player’s live and VOD capabilities for desktop, mobile and tablets, provides our current and future local TV clients with one end-to-end platform delivering best in class solutions for video aggregation, editing, distribution and monetization,” said Sean Morgan, CEO of Critical Media, parent company of Syndicaster.
“In addition to extending JW Player technology across Syndicaster’s deep network of local affiliates in more than 140 U.S. markets and making it easier for Syndicaster’s customers to publish live video and video on demand on any device of their choosing” said Dave Otten, CEO of JW Player, “the JW and Syndicaster partnership positions the combined platform for growth in the expanding local media markets.”
JW Player and Syndicaster are committed to adding value to the broadcast ecosystem. Current development initiatives include live streaming solutions for OTA Ad detection, extraction and digital ad insertion.
About Critical Media
Critical Media offers three software-as-a-service products that enable the monitoring, identification, distribution and monetization of broadcast assets via the web in real-time. These products, Critical Mention, Syndicaster and ClipSyndicate together make up the world’s largest video ecosystem. Critical Media manages the complete process of digitizing TV and radio broadcast media, as well as video uploads, webcam and conference video assets, live voice-to-text, live searching of video and real-time clip creation. The company also offers white label video player licensing, ad serving, CDN and video monetization services. More than 1,500 companies subscribe to Critical Media, allowing them to manage real time clip creation, syndication and video business intelligence. Every 60 seconds, Critical Media ingests 40 hours of broadcast content from four continents across five languages, making every minute of content keyword-searchable within 60 seconds of airtime. Critical Media was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.criticalmedia.com. Critical Media, ClipSyndicate and Syndicaster are trademarks of Critical Mention, Inc.
About JW Player
JW Player is the New York-based startup that pioneered video on the web and is now innovating for the future. Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, today the company’s customers span the globe across 193 countries and range from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers. The company’s flagship product, JW Player, is live on more than 2 million sites with 17 billion video streams to a billion monthly unique viewers across all devices — phones, tablets, and desktops. Nearly five percent of all video streams worldwide are delivered through JW Player. In addition to the player, the company’s services include video hosting and streaming, advertising, and analytics. For more information, see www.jwplayer.com.
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