For the first time, FierceOnlineVideo is selecting companies for the Fierce 15, which recognizes the most interesting and innovative startups in the online video industry.
Fierce15 companies are ones that we feel are providing exciting solutions and that could potentially change the online video industry.
The past year has been one of the most exciting and disruptive times in the history of media and entertainment. Over-the-top video, once considered an upstart technology, has captured the interest of both innovators and established providers. Major broadcasters, networks and distributors are rapidly adopting OTT strategies and looking for new, fast and ideally affordable ways to add this service to their offerings.
So for startups, it's an incredibly exciting time. From new ways to utilize the Internet ecosystem to deliver video online, to better encoding practices, to new OTT video services and more, companies are pushing the boundaries of IP video daily.
We'd like to recognize that. Companies selected this year will be awarded a Fierce15 designation and will be featured prominently in our newsletter and on our website.
If you'd like to see how selectees will be presented, check out FierceWireless' annual Fierce 15 awards from 2014 here. You can learn about their upcoming Fierce15 here.
To be considered for the Fierce 15, a company must be privately held, well-funded, emerging (founded in the past few years), and either be based in the United States or have a significant amount of business in the U.S. online video market.
If you think your company has the potential to be a Fierce 15 selectee, nominate it by filling out this form. The deadline for submissions is close of business on May 22. The first annual Fierce 15 list will debut in late June.--Sam