SSIMWAVE named a top online video company for 5th straight year

By October 12, 2021April 18th, 2023Uncategorized

Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 12, 2021 – SSIMWAVE®, the Emmy Award-winning video quality solutions innovator, has been recognized as one of the top companies in streaming media for the fifth straight year.

SSIMWAVE was honored with selection to Streaming Media magazine’s Streaming Media 50: The 50 Companies That Matter Most in Online Video for the third consecutive year. The company previously had twice been named to the Streaming Media 50’s predecessor, the Streaming Media 100.

Over the past year, SSIMWAVE has continued to enhance its value to the streaming industry, spearheading a new solutions category – Video Experience Automation – that helps streaming services to assess video quality at scale, minimize quality drop-offs, and reduce distribution expenses and video assurance costs.  The company also has zeroed in on hard-to-solve problems such as banding, A/V sync issues, HDR content distribution, and low quality sources. In addition SSIMWAVE:

  • Launched Video Quality (VQ) Dial, which enables bitrate reductions of more than 30%, compared to content-aware encoding approaches, while allowing providers to deliver the Viewer Experience of choice to satisfy viewers.
  • Achieved certification from Dolby Laboratories for its ability to decode Dolby Vision® enabled content.
  • Reduced Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) from 25+ minutes to 3-4 minutes for a Tier 1 North American service provider, and powered an 85% reduction in defects and an increase in customer engagement for one of the largest pay-TV operators in the world.
  • Received a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for work in Development of Perceptual Metrics for Video Encoding Optimization.

“As the streaming landscape has become more competitive, video quality has become crucial to viewer engagement,” said Carlos Hernandez, Chief Revenue Officer for SSIMWAVE. “We believe this honor underscores the value of Video Experience Automation, and are grateful to the team at Streaming Media for their acknowledgment of our role in driving business success for the streaming industry.”


SSIMWAVE was founded in 2013 creating the Video Experience Automation category to enable assessment of video quality at scale so that video streaming services could reduce their distribution expenses and stop worrying about quality drop-offs and the high operational cost of traditional video assurance processes. The SSIMPLUS quality metric powers our VQ Dial and Video Intelligence Suite products in order for customers to enjoy the peace of mind that comes from the only end-to-end solution that is correlated to human vision. We are located in Waterloo, Canada where we serve some of the largest media and entertainment customers around the world. Get in touch with us at


Paul Schneider, PSPR, Inc. for SSIMWAVE