Edgeware was founded in 2004 by Joachim Roos, Lukas Holm and Kalle Henriksson, all of whom had extensive experience from the networking industry. They had seen how linear TV viewing, meaning viewing of scheduled programming, slowly but surely was being replaced by video-on-demand (VOD), which allows viewers to control their TV experience.
The founders realised that this trend created an enormous increase in the amount of data being delivered over the networks. Their vision was to find a solution that could effectively handle this increase in delivered data. The founders realised that the solution was to store data far out at the “edge” of the networks, which is where the name Edgeware comes from.
In 2006, Edgeware had its big breakthrough when it presented its first video server at the IBC trade fair in Amsterdam. Earlier the same year, the venture capital funds Creandum and Amadeus had observed the enormous potential of the company’s solution and decided to invest in the business and join the company’s board of directors. The investments enabled Edgeware’s continued growth.
Since 2007 Edgeware has become one of the world’s leading specialist companies in TV and video distribution over IP. Its products have been developed and adapted to attract new customer groups, from telecom and cable operators to broadcasters and content owners.
For a full, year-over-year history 2004-2017 please see our Annual Report here.