Jeroen Wijering JW Player © Fast Moving Targets

Many people don’t know any better: watching video on your mobile or your computer virtually feels the same as watching television. Videos load quickly and don’t get stuck. That was not always the case. In 2006/2007 on-demand video was still in its infancy. Jeroen Wijering was still studying back then and decided to build his own system: the JW Player, based on Flash. The JW Player is used by many large media companies. “NOS, Talpa, RTL, NRC, de Persgroep and PSV are all customers here in the Netherlands.”

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