Xstream A/S

Season Greetings from Xstream, 2015 at a Glance!

News   •   Dec 15, 2015 13:01 GMT

Another year has flown by and has certainly reached new heights across the industry. Business and market sentiment have undoubtedly taken a positive leap, and request for our services were very strong throughout the year. The pace of technological change is accelerating and the industry of Internet TV keeps evolving, innovating and rapidly growing. Changes in consumer behavior, driven by new technologies, are profoundly continuing to reshape the Internet TV ecosystem.

As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to thank all our customers, partners and employees for a spectacular year and for contributing to our success this year. We’re looking forward to yet another awesome, fun and enriching year with you! As we reflect on what we’ve achieved over the past twelve months it really has been marvelous. To summarize, some of the significant achievement for us this year includes….

Launch of Xstream MediaMaker™ version 8
We launched version 8 of our end-to-end turnkey OTT platform, Xstream MediaMaker™.The new version is designed to automate complex processes end-to-end, accelerate time to market, simplify supply chain management, minimize operational cost and optimize merchandising and monetization - offering customers the opportunity to expand, scale and grow their Internet TV offerings with a personalized and relevant viewing experience across any device in multiple countries and regions, all managed from one easy to use platform. More about Xstream MediaMaker version 8

Global growth and reach
In 2015 we expanded our global reach by launching operations in APAC with a regional office in Singapore, followed by opening an office in London, UK, as part of our growth strategy and the massive interest and demand for our services.

Global partnership network
In the past 12 months we’ve had the pleasure of joining forces with some brilliant partners, including AccedoTVBeatXroadMediaDeluxeCedexis and NPAW, adding value to our technology and enable us to provide our customers with a powerful advantage that enables them to accelerate success and ensure rock-solid reliability. Want to become part of our partnership program? Contact us today at partners@xstream.net

Awards & Recognition
We’ve had the pleasure of being nominated for and winning several industry awards in 2015. A huge recognition we truly appreciate and value. The awards won include, Streaming media Readers Choice awards (shortlisted in 4 categories) and the IAIR Award for “Company of the Year for Leadership & Innovation in OTT” We were also recognized as one of the Top 101 companies within the industry by Streaming Media

Celebrated 16 years of growth and success
November 6th 2015 we celebrated 16 years in business. It’s been a tremendous ride with yearly positive growth and expansion. Today, 16 years later Xstream simplifies the complexity in Internet TV with our proven technology, industry knowledge, dedicated team of (proud) Internet TV geeks and our award winning video management system, Xstream MediaMaker™, used by leading telcos, cable operators, broadcasters and MSO around the world to power their Internet TV solutions

New CEO
2015 was the year when our founder, Frank Thorup, stepped down as CEO of Xstream and took on the role as Director of Xstream Americas to meet the growing demand for our services in America and to further build and strengthen the company’s brand and presence in America.

Xstream’s new CEO, Simon Hoegsbro, is widely experienced in business strategy and disruptive product development across telco and media. He has a long & impressive career in various tier 1 companies behind him and recently had remarkable success in his responsibility for the launch of Spark New Zealand’s OTT SVOD service, Lightbox. Since joining Xstream as CEO in March 2015, Simon has initiated many new activities to strengthen our global growth.

Strengthened our team and organization
There is no doubt that our team is one of our greatest strengths, along with our industry experience and proven technology. We have a committed team of people here at Xstream whose driven by a passion to continue simplifying the complexity in Internet TV and create enduring value for our customers and partners. Our team and the culture we foster underpin all the innovative work that we do, the fun we have and why our customers enjoy working with us.

In 2015, Industry heavy weights including Chief Sales Officer, Jan Bertil Dahms, Chief Financial Officer, Michael RasmussenChief Technical Officer, Mike McMahon and Director Xstream APAC, Bob Morrison, joined Xstream. 

Empower customers
One of our most significant achievement this year has been the work we do for our customers & our ongoing commitment to empower our customers to achieve their goals. Check out some of our customer cases for an update on what we’ve deployed for our customers.

Events and speaker Engagements
We’ve had big presence at all the major industry event, including CabSatNABCommunicAsiaAnga ComIBC and several other events. Additionally, we’ve been present as speakers at various industry events globally.

We’ve also hosted two of our regional OTT Day conferences, one in Munich, Germany and one in London, UK, bringing together industry peers for a half-day free-to-attend conference to get a peak view into the Internet TV ecosystem. We’re thrilled to say that we’ll be hosting many more OTT Days in 2016 in partnership with our key partners. Follow @OTTDAY for more details on upcoming OTT Days.

Nordic Media Summit
We had the pleasure of hosting the 6th Nordic Media Summit in Copenhagen. With an incredible speaker line up and a fully booked conference, it was a day that inspired, motivated, enlightened and educated. The Summit facilitated showcases, discussions, idea-sharing & networking between key decision-makers in the Nordics and beyond.. Check out the NMS 2015 video summary, and stay tuned for more details on the 2016 Nordic Media Summit September 29th in Copenhagen. Follow on Twitter; @MediaSummit2016

Fun!
Having fun is part of our DNA- we do what we love and we love what we do- it’s an important ingredients to our success! Tune in on one of our social media channels to discover more Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Linkedin

2016...
...will be filled with opportunities for everyone in the Internet TV industry- yet another Blockbuster year for OTT. For us at Xstream, 2016 will be the beginning of yet another very prodigious and innovative year where we’ll continue our rapid growth. Some of the things we’re looking forward to in 2016 includes deploying new customer solutions (we cannot wait to tell you more), welcome new customers and partners, participate at some of the industry leading events worldwide, welcome new colleagues to our company around the globe, strengthen operations in established regions, technology innovations and so much more. In short- 2016 will be a fantastic year!

Thank You!
As this year draws to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, partners, employees and the industry across the globe for making our product and existence possible. With you on our side- we get the opportunity to do what we genuinely love to do- create services that your consumers love!

We look forward to another thrilling and fun year with you in 2016!

Season Greetings & Best wishes for a rewarding and prosperous New Year to all of you from all of us at Xstream!