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Startup Insights: mediathand

2015-03-11

Founded back in 2012, mediathand became a reality as a spin-out from the Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden)! Mediathand also has a deep passion for coffee; they even have their own CCO – Chief Coffee Officer! Read more about this coffee-loving team in this interview!

Elevator Pitch:

mediathand’s end2end, turnkey OTT streaming service is a low risk fast track for companies to deliver world class quality streaming experiences to viewers on any screen, anywhere anytime.

Product/Service description:

mediathand offers a fully hosted, end2end, modular or turnkey professional streaming service. The streaming service is inclusive world-class quality encoding, professional capture setup, storage and a very scalable streaming distribution setup. The streaming service also comes with apps to major screens and platforms, interactive services in the streaming, support for Marlin & PlayReady DRM, automated EPG’s, DIY subscription management system, Online DIY TV- or VOD shop, payment integration, analytics and much more.

How it works:

mediathand offers a unique, low risk and manageable OTT streaming fast-track to market:

  1. Approve software requirement specification from mediathand
  2. Deliver TV and/or VOD feed(s) to mediathand
  3. Deliver design and UI instructions to mediathand
  4. Deliver subscription models to mediathand
  5. Approve internal test(s)
  6. Launch a market leading streaming service within avg. 6 months

For telecom companies, cable- and satellite TV and VOD operators, TV distributors and broadcasters a mediathand streaming service is a fast track to market with no-technology risk, fast access to revenue streams and viewer engagement.

Why did you apply for the Accelerace program?

We have received a positive interest from various US companies and as the US market is very attractive we have applied for the Accelerace program to get assistance with the US go to market plan.

How did your company start, how did you get the idea?

The company started as a spin out from an Advanced Technology Project (Højteknologi fondsprojekt) as a cooperation with Danish Broadcasting, University of Aalborg, Nokia, Motorola, Telenor and others.

Fun fact / information about your company:

We have a very solid and very deep insight and 15+ years of experience within encoding and all-important aspects of streaming. We have a CCO – Chief Coffee Officer – and quality Coffee is very valued in the company – almost as much as quality streaming.

Founder(s): Allan Hammershøj, Emil Heinze, Gil Pedersen og Gert Skov Petersen

Employees: 10

Headquarters: Frederikskaj 12, 2450 København SV.

Year Founded:  2012

Website: Link

LinkedIn: Link