CEO Erik Åhlin and CTO Isak Jonsson co-founded Vidispine in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009. They believed in software innovation and the power of rich media story-telling, and created a software platform to simplify building innovative, video-based solutions.
The start of our product journey
The co-founders used their 15 years of experience in building software companies – disruptive in the industry – to build our first ever product, the Vidispine API. They adopted the most recent technology which enabled them to simplify the development of video technology for broadcasters in a way that was – and still is – unique to the market. Vidispine API is still the centre of our ecosystem and helps broadcasters solve the most complex issues with video. Our customers build the Vidispine API into their production workflows which enables them to focus on their businesses instead of technology. The Vidispine platform powers production systems on all continents of the world, serving thousands of users with millions of files.
Vidinet was launched as a way to respond to the fast-moving media landscape. Vidinet is a cloud-based service connected to your new or existing Vidispine Server, enabling you to connect scalable media services without any upfront costs, only paying for services you use, when you use them.
Vidispine and Arvato Systems
Since November 2017, Vidispine is a part of the Arvato Systems group in the Bertelsmann family. Arvato Systems is a Global IT specialist that supports major companies through digital transformation. For Vidispine, the Arvato Systems solutions fill many gaps, both in terms of technology and market coverage. By combining our knowledge, experience and intellectual property we wanted to create an environment that fosters innovation and expedites the development and delivery of products and services that bring real benefit to our customers.
To infinity and beyond
Today, video is eating the world. From entertainment to industry, video can now be found everywhere, and more people than ever create video content. The amount of video created every day puts a heavy demand on the underlying platforms, while the need to quickly turn your raw content into compelling stories is greater than ever. We believe that our software brings value to anyone building video applications or using video content. We will continue to strive for our vision.