TechValidate Research on JW Player


JW Player Case Study

Newsflare

Introduction

This case study of Newsflare is based on a January 2021 survey of JW Player customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“JW Player enables us to provide best-in-class viewer experiences, and supports our goals for growing video engagement, reach and revenue.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select JW Player:

  • The top challenge(s) facing their video business in 2021:
    • Reaching audiences on new screens (Roku, Apple TV, etc)
    • Doing more with less (due to cost cutting, and overall business climate)
    • Producing and/or acquiring more video content
  • The three main drivers on why their company signed/renewed a partnership with JW Player:
    • Reducing video platform costs
    • Scalability and performance of (live) video delivery
    • Breadth and ease of use in developer APIs

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of JW Player that the surveyed company uses:

  • How they use JW Player:
    • Web video players (desktop and mobile HTML5 players)
    • Mobile SDKs
    • Video Streaming (hosting, transcoding and playlist management)
    • Analytics

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with JW Player:

  • The vendors they evaluated before choosing JW Player:
    • Brightcove
    • Flowplayer
    • AWS Elemental
  • Rates JW Player compared to other video platform solutions:
    • video viewing experience: best in class
    • ease of use: significantly Better
    • breadth in developer APIs and documentation: better




About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of JW Player by TechValidate.

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