Mediahuis Nederland (formerly the Telegraaf Media Groep/TMG) is the umbrella organisation of the well-known brands De Telegraaf, VROUW, Privé, GroupDeal, NSMBL and Dumpert. TMG also accommodates regional papers, such as Noordhollands Dagblad and Haarlems Dagblad. Mediahuis Nederland forms part of the Mediahuis Groep, an international media company with its roots in Belgium, which operates in Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland. The Mediahuis Groep also has a vast number of large brands in its portfolio. Mediahuis’ mission is to bring stories and people together.

Better coverage

At Mediahuis’ request, Egeniq implemented the replacement of the company’s current video system by the VideoJS videoplayer. This migration has enabled Mediahuis to provide its video services to its customers in an improved and quicker manner.

AgnoPlay framework

The migration took place within the AgnoPlay framework (, the video player service of Mediahuis. AgnoPlay executes the maintenance of all video players used by Mediahuis and offers 250 million video views on a monthly basis. To be able to have full control over VideoJS, Egeniq’s team created a bridge that also allows the configuration of the system from within AgnoPlay. In this way, the player can be fully configured via the AgnoPlay framework.

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In order to guarantee a successful migration from Mediahuis’ current player to VideoJS, we had to replace a diverse set of plugins. In addition, we built an agnostic plugin system, consisting of AgnoPlay items that substituted the VideoJS plugins. This approach enabled the use of multiple players while it considerably simplified the replacement of the current player. Of course, the new player had to be suitable for both Android and iOS. The solution: native SDKs.

The end result was integrated into a cool player skin, also implemented by our team. We created the skin in line with the design delivered by Mediahuis. To make things run smoothly, Egeniq also offered opportunities for testing the new player on various browsers, both on mobile devices and on desktop. Moreover, our team executed the project management for the Scrum process. We are very pleased with our collaboration with Mediahuis, which has resulted in an excellently working and beautifully designed video player!

Patrick Knopjes
Operations Manager Video bij Mediahuis

“Als Mediahuis hebben wij een agnostische player service ontwikkeld, genaamd AgnoPlay. AgnoPlay stelt ons in staat om vanuit een centraal punt oneindig veel players met verschillende configuraties te deployen en onderhouden. Tot op heden hadden wij voor de player component binnen AgnoPlay gebruik gemaakt van een “off the shelf” product, THEOplayer. Een prima videoplayer welke de afgelopen jaren goed voor ons heeft gewerkt. Echter waren we op zoek naar een oplossing waarbij wij meer in control konden zijn van de player component. Daardoor is uiteindelijk onze keuze gevallen op de open source oplossing van VideoJS, de player met de grootste footprint ter wereld. Om op basis van VideoJS een player te ontwikkelen, welke volledig zou voldoen aan onze wensen, zochten we een partij die ons daarbij kon helpen. Op basis van ervaring uit het verleden, en bewezen kwaliteit zijn wij uiteindelijk bij Egeniq terecht gekomen. Zij hebben meerdere malen aangetoond specialist te zijn op dit vlak. Daarnaast is het eenvoudigweg een enorm fijn team om mee samen te werken, doordat ze continu anticiperen op de wensen van mij als klant.”

01 / 08 / 2020
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