ActiveVideo was founded in 1988 as ICTV and has a long history of pioneering innovations in cloud-based, interactive streaming and virtualization of end-user experiences. The company holds more than 40 worldwide patents, with many more pending.

The ActiveVideo entity was formed in 2005 through a combination of ICTV and Switched Media. ActiveVideo is headquartered in San Jose, California, with an engineering center in Amsterdam.

ActiveVideo’s industry-leading virtualization provides compelling competitive advantages such as fast time-to-market, proven scale, performance, and low TCO. Operators across the globe are using ActiveVideo’s cloud-based virtualization platform to grow, monetize and enhance customer satisfaction by delivering modern experiences to millions of devices connected through their network.

ActiveVideo Team - San Jose

ActiveVideo Management Team


ActiveVideo - Our history

ActiveVideo has been helping our service provider customers deliver the very best TV experiences to as many of their subscribers as possible. We constantly leverage the latest, technological innovations to help improve performance - and future-proof CapEx-heavy CPE investments.


ActiveVideo launches AppCloud

AppCloud presents an entirely new way to deliver OTT content apps for television. AppCloud lives in the public cloud and delivers apps from a virtualized Android platform, interfacing with a light-weight device client that works on any GPU-enabled IP device, running any OS. AppCloud helps operators deliver a full app experience, across any network, to any client


ARRIS and Charter acquire ActiveVideo as a joint venture, for $138m

'This joint venture gives us the ability to take ActiveVideo's vision to the next level by partnering with two industry forces such as ARRIS and Charter. This is a great opportunity to extend the promise of ActiveVideo's solutions,' said Jeff Miller, CEO ActiveVideo


Liberty Global launches VoD Storefront with CloudTV

ActiveVideo’s CloudTV software platform was chosen by Liberty Global to expand the reach of user experiences. 'Consumers are seeking new enhanced experiences for their video entertainment all the time,' said Aamir Hussain, managing director, and CTO, Liberty Global Europe


ActiveVideo announces CloudTV for any HTML5 app

CloudTV H5 enables any navigation interface or application written in HTML5 on any digital set-top box or connected CE device


Cablevision and ActiveVideo deliver interactive TV mosaics for the Olympics

The 'Olympic Showcase', presents six on-screen video tiles, providing live looks at NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network and Universal HD, with the sixth highlighting an Olympics video-on-demand providing daily highlights and full-length daily event replays


The growth of ActiveVideo

The ActiveVideo business is founded as ICTV, goes on to combine with Switched Media and subsequently acquire Avinity Systems

Meet the management team

Jeff  Miller, ActiveVideo

Jeff Miller brings long-term vision and strategic thinking to address the technology and business requirements of service providers, content aggregators and app developers. He builds talented teams that drive technological change, most recently introducing ActiveVideo AppCloud to bring new video app experiences to millions of televisions worldwide.

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Chris Linden, ActiveVideo

Chris is responsible for the day-to-day general management of ActiveVideo, converting its strategic decisions into execution and business growth. He oversees several core functions including global business development, product marketing, cloud platforms and customer operations. Chris is also responsible for the company’s OTT content strategy and partnerships.

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Ronald Brockmann, ActiveVideo

Ronald is responsible for technology innovation for ActiveVideo. He is an industry leader in the creation of virtualized, cloud-based solutions, and has been at the forefront of anticipating how HTML5 and the cloud enable consistent user experiences across any connected device. Most recently, Ronald spearheaded the development of ActiveVideo AppCloud, an entirely new way to deliver OTT content apps for television.

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Matt Andrade CFO ActiveVideo Inc.

Matt oversees finance, human resources and general administration, as well as the financial strategies and business processes that are fundamental to ActiveVideo’s growth objectives. He creates the financial models that are cornerstones of the evaluation of new technology and market opportunities and he drives investment decisions that help the company scale across additional business and geographic areas.

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Chris Tripp SVP Global Sales and Customer Engagement ActiveVideo Inc

Chris is responsible for sales and engagement with ActiveVideo’s service provider customers around the world. He is focused on helping customers to realize the business and operational benefits of virtualization and a cloud-based approach to delivering the next-generation of TV entertainment.

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Woulter Postma ActiveVideo

Wouter is responsible for ActiveVideo’s cloud strategy and architecture. Throughout his 15-year career in the media and entertainment, he has created a strong track record running devops, operations and engineering organizations delivering high performing, scalable cloud environments.

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Martin Gibson, VP Device Ecosystems, ActiveVideo

Martin oversees ActiveVideo’s device ecosystems. He is responsible for engineering, partner integration, and certification for the AppCloud client, helping to scale up the number of devices AppCloud can reach

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Amy Ross, ActiveVideo

Amy is responsible for product management at ActiveVideo. She is focused on delivering the products and roadmaps that align with the company’s goals and deliver the most value to ActiveVideo’s customers.

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Anton Stokes, VP Cloud Engineering, ActiveVideo

Anton leads cloud engineering for ActiveVideo, based in Hilversum, the Netherlands. Anton is responsible for development of the ActiveVideo AppCloud platform, bringing decades of experience in building lean, agile, scalable performance, and maturity to emerging solutions and technology development teams.

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