Acquired by on September 4, 2013
Total Equity Funding
Undisclosed Amount in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
London, England
Saffron Digital is a mobile and web-based media company providing end-to-end DRM video solutions for carriers, MSOs, OEMs and retailers.
Retail, Video, Mobile

Company Details


Saffron Digital removes the complexity and reduces the cost of launching a premium multi-platform video service.

It's Stage platform is a truly end to end online video platform specifically designed to manage and deliver the highest quality premium content to any connected device. Built on proven technology, it combines in one place all the tools you need to launch a premium multi-platform entertainment service, including content preparation, content management, storefront services, payment and authentication, application design and development and a secure player. These tools work together to provide an end to end solution or can be integrated as individual modules into your existing service.

Saffron Digital has been focused on providing secure video content delivery and retail services for premium digital content, since its inception eight years ago and Stage is designed to automate and simplify the ingestion, management and provision of content across multiple platforms and retail models. It is DRM-agnostic and supports EST, VOD, Live TV, and subscription services.

Because of its modular architecture, Stage can be accessed in a number of ways: • MainStage - a SaaS-based ‘out-of-the-box’ OTT solution. • MainStage UV - an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution for the management and delivery of UltraViolet (UV). • BackStage - a custom built content management system for scheduling, pricing and promotion of your service across multiple retail models. • StagePlay - a customisable player that uses our multi-DRM approach to securely deliver content to any device in the highest possible quality. • StageCraft - a content preparation system that automates the ingestion, profiling, transcoding, packaging and encryption of content.

There are a number of OVP suppliers in the market, but few compete directly with Saffron Digital on matched capability. This is because it has developed all of its cutting edge technology in-house in its London office. Therefore, Saffron Digital can offer a true end to end service built upon one core platform, which guarantees a seamless experience across all storefront applications.

For over seven years, Saffron Digital’s unique technology has been used by some of the biggest names in media including ITV, Samsung, Nokia, KDDI, HTC, NBC Universal and Sky to deliver multi-platform entertainment services to their subscribers across the world. Its applications are currently live in more than 30 countries across the globe.

Saffron Digital’s proven expertise in developing high-profile, global services has it consistently viewed as a leader in the delivery of premium entertainment and the trusted choice of many partners worldwide, including Akamai, Deutsche Telekom, Dolby, DTS and Vubiquity.

Saffron Digital has won many business and industry awards, including five Mobile Entertainment Awards in a row, two Media Momentum Awards, a place in the Tech Media 100 and a MEFFY.

Funding Rounds (3) - undisclosed

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Feb, 2011undisclosed amount / Undisclosed1
Jan, 2008undisclosed amount / Private Equity3
Jul, 2005undisclosed amount / Venture1

Current Team (9)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • Nexus, 2nd Floor

    25 Farringdon Street

    London, England EC4A 4AB

    United Kingdom

Images (1)


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