Yospace is a content distribution innovator specialising in server-side dynamic ad insertion in live and on-demand streaming. The company's core platform yospaceCDS was launched in 2008, with server-side VOD ad insertion launched in 2010. The company's groundbreaking dynamic ad insertion technology for live streaming, demonstrating user-addressable, frame accurate and seamless ad insertion was launched at IBC 2011 which was honoured by being shortlisted in the prestiguous IBC Innovation Awards a year later.
Founded in 1999, the company is a veteran of the mobile applications industry. Its first product, the SmartPhone Emulator, released in April 2000, was the first on-line WAP handset emulator providing a pixel-perfect accurate rendering of what the handset actually will do.
In 2005, the company spearheaded the concept of user-generated content on mobile devices by launching the highly successful 'SeeMeTV' community in partnership with the mobile operator "3" in the UK, followed quickly afterwards with LookAtMe! on another UK carrier, O2. In an industry first, the services combined into a single brand EyeVibe®, allowing all UK mobile subscribers to submit video clips captured on on their mobile phones into a gallery, where visitors can download the clips for a small fee. 10% of the download revenue for a given clip is paid back to the original contributor. The company won numerous awards including being voted number 1 in Real Business' Top 50 Companies to Watch in Mobile, and winning the prestigious Mobile Innovation Award 2006 from the Mobile Entertainment Forum.
In February 2007, the company was acquired by Emap plc for £8.7 million. EMAP was subsequently acquired by Europe's biggest privately-held publishing group H.Bauer Publishing.
In 2008, Yospace launched yospaceCDS, a SaaS version of the video technology it had been developing for its own consumer services as a platform for digital publishers, media production houses and software developers alike to take video content out to mobile devices quickly and affordably.
In March 2009, as part of Bauer Media's strategy review, it sold its interest in Yospace to private investors. The company operated as an independently-owned business until its acquisition by RTL Group in January 2019.
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18-20 Church Street
Surrey TW18 4EP
UK Companies House Info
Yospace Technologies Ltd incorporated in England & Wales, registration no. 04494783.
Registered office as above.