iStreamPlanet is revolutionizing TV technology so our customers can deliver the very best experience to the fan. We complete the end-to-end digital video workflow with the Aventus Media Processing Suite and the Orbis Direct-to-Consumer Platform.
We are trusted to stream the most valuable live sporting events including the Olympics, Super Bowl, NCAA March Madness Live, and more. Our media and entertainment customers including Fox, FuboTV, Hulu, and Turner rely on us for their 24x7 live media workflows. We are obsessed with our customers, technical innovation, and high-quality video. We are committed to delivering the best experience to the fan whenever and wherever.
Founded in 2000 as a startup streaming weddings from A Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, iStreamPlanet is now a robust media company streaming for fans at mass scale. iStreamPlanet is a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., with a product development center in Seattle and a customer support and content aggregation center in Las Vegas.
Mio Babic founded iStreamPlanet in 2000 and has brought the company to the forefront of the industry, leading the team in architecting, designing, and implementing video workflow solutions to meet the needs of premium content customers. Mio is recognized as a pioneer in digital media and speaks frequently at industry events including the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the International Broadcasting Association (IBC), Streaming Media East and West, and more.
Mio has driven many firsts for the industry including the first implementation of digital rights management (DRM), the first live, multi-camera webcast, the first delivery of over-the-top 60 Hz content, and the first live streaming of the Super Bowl.
Mio holds degrees in Finance and Economics from Montana State University.
Jared Wray is a cloud services pioneer and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years’ experience building technology companies and teams. As CTO of iStreamPlanet, Jared guides our technology strategy and oversees all product and development teams.
Prior to iStreamPlanet, Jared co-founded Fons, a scheduling and billing platform for business owners, and founded Tier 3, an industry-recognized cloud services provider later acquired by CenturyLink. Post-acquisition at CenturyLink, Jared held the SVP Platform role where he introduced agile software development and reinvigorated the company’s engineering core.
Jim Newkirk is GM & VP of Platform at iStreamPlanet. In this role, Jim guides our Product and Engineering teams in the innovation and development of our cloud platform. Jim’s engineering and leadership background is extensive, and he is a well-respected expert in both agile software development methodologies and test-driven development. The author of multiple technical books and the lead of open source development for NUnit V2, Jim is passionate about contributing to the larger technology community. He is known for transforming engineering practices into incremental delivery and continuous deployment powerhouses.
Prior to iStreamPlanet, Jim was the SVP of Engineering at Conga. Jim also served as the VP of Cloud Development at CenturyLink, after his company Tier 3 was acquired by the major telecom. He spent many years as a Director of Development at Microsoft.
As GM & VP of Core Services at iStreamPlanet, Gavin McMurdo oversees our Infrastructure, Network, Customer Success, Data Engineering, Security, and IT teams. Gavin’s experience includes over 25 years in organizational and people leadership in high-tech environments across multiple continents and cultures. He is passionate about empowerment, diversity, and equality in the workplace, especially in the tech industry. Gavin believes that a great employee experience results in delighting customers.
Prior to joining iStreamPlanet, Gavin spent time giving back via nonprofit work before serving as the SVP of Cloud Solutions for ForgeRock, a leading digital identity provider. Gavin also served as the VP of Service Engineering at CenturyLink, after his company Tier 3 was acquired by the major telecom. He also spent time leading the Xbox teams responsible for network and server infrastructure and server OS.
Ron McQuate is responsible for all financial aspects of our business including financial strategy and planning. Ron’s experience spans more than 20 years leading sports and entertainment organizations.
Prior to iStreamPlanet, Ron spent seven years as the Chief Financial Officer of the Pac-12. Ron’s extensive experience includes executive financial positions with organizations including the Sony Ericsson WTA tour, the Soccer, Europe, and Events Divisions of AEG, and the Cleveland Indians.
Ron earned his BSBA in Accounting from the University of Dayton.
iStreamPlanet founded on October 1, 2000.
First live stream of a wedding at A Little White Chapel in Las Vegas.
First live stream of World Series of Poker PPV online.
NBC & Microsoft become first iStreamPlanet enterprise clients.
First live stream of the Olympics for Vancouver 2010.
First live stream of the Super Bowl XLVI.
Live stream of the London 2012 Olympics.
iStreamPlanet launches Aventus.
Live stream of the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
Live stream of the Super Bowl XLIX.
Turner Broadcasting Company, Inc. acquires iStreamPlanet.
Live stream of the Rio 2016 Olympics is the largest online event in history.
iStreamPlanet scaled Aventus for NCAA March Madness Live and delivered 98 million live video streams.
Launched Hulu with Live TV and hundreds of channels.
Launched FuboTV with hundreds of channels.
Live stream of the Super Bowl LII.
Live stream of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.
Live stream of the NCAA March Madness.
Launched B/R Live on Orbis + Aventus.
Live stream of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Launched Spark Sport on Orbis + Aventus.