20th anniversary – Celebrating Two Decades of Innovation and Excellence in Media Technology

20th Anniversary

Oslo, Norway – 4 June, 2024 — Appear, the global leader in live production technology, is proud to announce its 20th anniversary – a significant milestone that highlights the company’s leadership and innovation in media technology.

Since its founding in 2004, Appear has consistently been at the forefront of technology, evolving from a pioneer in linear distribution to a world leader in premium live production technology. Appear’s extensive client base includes many of the world’s leading content creators and service providers, and the company has attracted some of the best talent in the industry. Over the past two years, Appear has achieved significant year-on-year growth, reinforcing its position as the fastest-growing company in its sector.

Key Highlights in Appear’s 20-Year Journey:

  • Transition to becoming a world-leader in live production technology
  • Development of the market-leading X Platform
  • Strong international growth with global brand recognition
  • Involvement in major premium live sports events
  • Multiple prestigious awards for premium quality, highly efficient solutions
  • Dedication to customer service and support

Quotes from Leadership:

Thomas Bøstrom Jørgensen, CEO:

“This year marks Appear’s 20th anniversary and a pivotal moment in our growth as the leading brand in live production technology. Our success is a testament to our market leadership, product vision, and expertise.”

“Our relentless focus on modularity and functional versatility has led us to a position of product uniqueness, making us the industry’s most progressive and forward-thinking company.”

Thomas Lind, Founder and Product Management Director:

“All 11 founders were former Tandberg Television employees who saw a unique opportunity back in 2004 to start fresh with a new product design concept. Our approach to reducing complexity through a combination of features, modularity, and functional versatility has been a game-changer for our customers.”

Reflecting on the past two decades, Lind adds, “Appear has won multiple prestigious awards, including the NAB Show’s Excellence in Sustainability Award in 2023 and a 2024 NAB Product of the Year Award for the X Platform Hardware-accelerated SRT. These achievements, along with the collaboration and feedback from our global customer base, have shaped the success in our direction and innovations.”

Looking Ahead:

Appear’s ambition is to continue leading the future of live production technology. With a strong presence in Europe and the U.S. and plans for expansion in Asia-Pacific, it is set to further solidify its brand as a world leader. The company will continue to ensure its offerings meet the high standards and demands of global tier-1 clients, providing unparalleled support and service.

Appear aims to significantly increase its revenue and market share by continuing to invest in the market-leading X Platform and use this commercial momentum to move into adjacent markets with the development of cloud- and software-based applications, ensuring its solutions remain a benchmark for quality and efficiency in the industry.

The Appear team will celebrate its 20th anniversary at company events and major tradeshows throughout the year. For more information about Appear, please read the company overview.


About Appear

Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Appear is a leader in live production technology, specialising in high-capacity, sustainable solutions for media processing and content delivery. Our portfolio is designed to support the most complex scenarios of live event contribution, adapting seamlessly to the ever-evolving dynamics of the media, entertainment, and sports industries.

Over the past 20 years, Appear’s world-renowned team of experts made us the most progressive and forward-thinking company in the industry. Our relentless emphasis on modularity and functional versatility places us at the forefront of driving innovation in live production technology.

We proudly count the world’s leading content creators amongst our esteemed list of customers who trust our solutions to deliver the highest profile live media with integrity and efficiency.

Appear’s global operation includes centres of excellence in London and Los Angeles.