2019: A Year in Review

It's been a year filled with innovation, collaboration, development and accolades for THEO Technologies in 2019. Here are just some of this years highlights:


High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP)

In April 2019 at the NAB show in Las Vegas, THEO Technologies introduced HESP. With the HESP, a massive leap forward in video streaming is made possible. The new HTTP protocol enables a 20% bandwidth cost reduction at the same quality and interactive user experience with sub-second low latency. HLS and DASH still introduce intrusive and noticeable delays between switching channels, but with HESP zapping times are drastically reducedThese improvements allow you to push the viewer experience and engagement to the next level.

To find out more about HESP, check out our blog post series:

What is the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) and why does the video industry need it?

High Efficiency Streaming Protocol : End-to-end latency compared

High Efficiency Streaming Protocol : Bandwidth Usage

HESP: Comparing Zapping Times


SM European and Global Awards

For the fourth year in a row, THEOplayer was named the Best Video Player Solution/SDK in the Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards. Our player was also named Best Video Player Solution/SDK for the Global Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards. This is also our third time winning globally. THEOplayer is honoured to be recognised among hundreds of nominees as the best in the industry. Read more about our European Readers Choice Award here, and our Global Readers Choice Award here.


Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 Awards

In the sixth edition of Belgian Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Award, THEO Technologies was the winner of the Media and Entertainment Category for the second year in a row.  THEO Technologies was also recognised as the fifth fastest growing tech company in Belgium, with a growth rate of 1730.72%. On a larger scale, THEO Technologies was ranked the 47th fastest growing company in the EMEA region in the Deloitte's Technology Fast 500. This growth is attributed to our hard-working and committed THEO team. Read more about our Fast 50 win here, and the Fast 500 list here.


Partnership with Verizon Media Platform

2019 brought a new partnership for THEO Technologies with the Verizon Media Platform, formerly known as VDMS. The Verizon Media Platform provides an end-to-end solution and will use THEOplayer to deliver a unified playback experience to their viewers across all devices. Verizon Media Platform’s Smartplay one-to-one session management uses our universal THEOplayer to ensure low latency playback, and to completely support SSAI for monetisation and DRM for content protection across all platforms. You can read more about Verizon Media Platform and their integrations here.


If you have any questions about THEO Technologies or our universal THEOplayer, don't hesitate to contact our experts.



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