Yospace is a content distribution innovator specialising in workflow and delivery for multi-screen (n-screen) streaming for non-linear, linear and live streaming. The company's origins are in the mobile industry from which it earned a reputation of building innovative products with its solid engineering capabilities. That tradition continues today, as the company develops unique capabilities in multi-screen streaming, allowing broadcasters and publishers to efficiently monetize video to an increasingly fragmented base of connected devices.
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. The company has been supplying carrier-grade MMS solutions since 2002 and today powers tier 1 operators in multi-country hosting centres
In 2005, company spearheaded the concept of user-generated content on mobile devices by launching the highly successful 'SeeMeTV' community in partnership with 3 UK, followed quickly afterwards with LookAtMe! on O2 UK. The services, since combined into a single brand EyeVibe®, allows 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 now operates as an independently-owned business.