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Your vision,
our mission

Our mission is to help the best companies in the world, bring the best entertainment experiences to audiences everywhere.
Simply, we help connect a bigger audience.

Award Winning Expertise

As a service provider you have an important choice to make when it comes the right provider of video streaming platforms. That’s why it’s good to know we have a wide range of multi-award-winning products designed for everyone from national networks to niche streamers. We’re proud of the accolades we’ve won, because they serve as a testament to the expertise and flexibility which have made us the perfect streaming partner.

Our story

Synamedia is a company of lifelong video obsessives and we’ve been a major driving force of incredible experiences and video innovation for over 30 years. Now we’re the largest global provider of video solutions for service providers and content owners.

  • 1988
  • 1994
  • 1998
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  • 2005
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 2018
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  • 1988

    Synamedia started as News DataCom (NDC) founded in partnership with News Corporation - renamed NDS in 1992

  • 1994

    NDS delivers world’s first digital DTH system to DIRECTV with its flagship product, VideoGuard, a smart-card based security system

  • 1998

    NDS delivers first digital conditional access system to BSkyB

  • 2001

    NDS launches world’s first fully integrated DVR on BSkyB platform

  • 2005

    Cisco acquires Scientific Atlanta

  • 2009

    NDS becomes a privately held company as private equity firm Permira buys its public holdings

  • 2012

    Cisco acquires NDS from Permira and (with additional talent from its Scientific Atlanta acquisition) absorbs it into the Videoscape TV platform to become the Service provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business unit

  • 2018

    Permira acquires Cisco’s SPVSS business unit and launches new company as Synamedia

  • 2019

    Sky takes a stake in Synamedia, joining majority shareholder Permira


  • Paul Segre LinkedIn icon

    Paul Segre

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Nick Thexton LinkedIn icon

    Nick Thexton

    EVP, Media Cloud Services

  • Lucy Norris LinkedIn icon

    Lucy Norris

    EVP, Broadcast Technology
    & Customer Success 

  • Julien Signes LinkedIn icon

    Julien Signes

    EVP, Video Network

  • Tzvi Gerstl LinkedIn icon

    Tzvi Gerstl

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Ismat Levin LinkedIn icon

    Ismat Levin

    EVP General Counsel

  • Shauna O’Handley LinkedIn icon

    Shauna O’Handley

    EVP People and Places

  • Mark Readman LinkedIn icon

    Mark Readman

    Interim Chief Financial Officer

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Our Board of Directors

  • Paul Segre LinkedIn icon

    Paul Segre

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Richard Sanders LinkedIn icon

    Richard Sanders

    Partner, Co-Head of Technology, Permira

  • Ryan Lanpher LinkedIn icon

    Ryan Lanpher

    Partner, Permira

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    Giles Harvey

    MD Group Supply Chain, Sky Group

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  • Stockholm

    21B 5th Floor
  • Waterloo (Canada)

    80 Northfield Drive
    West Unit #4 First Floor
    Waterloo (Canada)
    N2L 0C7
  • Costa Mesa

    3500 Hyland Avenue
    Costa Mesa
  • Lawrenceville

    1715 N. Brown Rd
    Building B
    Suite 200
  • Singapore

    #27-03A Centennial Tower,
    3 Temasek Avenue
  • Beijing

    Room 1202, 12F
    Canway Building, No. 66
    Nanlishi Road, Xicheng District
  • Hong Kong (SAR)

    Unit 2040-41
    20/F, Lee Garden Three
    Causeway Bay
    Hong Kong
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu

    Ground Floor, Unit no 2, 3, 4 and 5, Zeinth Building
    Tharamani CSIR Road
    Ascendas International Tech Park
    Chennai Tamil Nadu
  • Bangalore

    Block 9A 9B
    Pritech Park
  • Dubai

    HDS Tower
    Cluster F Jumeirah Lake Towers
  • Jerusalem

    Hartom Street 16
    Har Hotzvim
  • Paris

    506 Boulogne Billancourt
    Spaces Reine
    90-92 Route de la Reine
  • Rennes

    12a Rue du Patis
  • Kortrijk

    Luipaardstraat, 12
  • Staines

    One London Road
    TW18 4EX
    +44 1784 774774
  • Eastleigh

    2 Stoney Croft Rise,
    Chandler's Ford
    SO53 3YU
  • Maidenhead (Global Head Office)

    51 Clivemont Rd
    SL6 7BZ

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