Ensemble Video Acquired by Panopto

By on April 21, 2021
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We have big news here at Ensemble: we’re becoming a part of the Panopto family!

We’re very excited about the next stage of our development — and we hope you are, too.

The Time Is Right to Move From Competition to Cooperation

This acquisition will allow us to join forces to create more powerful technology for you, our customers. As we’ve seen this past year, there is still significant opportunity to creatively develop, improve and expand on video platform offerings for schools and businesses.

In the education space specifically, the massive increase in digital teaching during the pandemic led to Google Classroom pulling back on free offerings and K12 schools increasingly requiring full video platform solutions. It’s a time when great innovation in this space is both needed and possible. We look forward to evolving our offerings to meet these growing needs in collaboration with Panopto.

“Ensemble is thrilled to become part of the Panopto and K1 family,” Scott Nadzan, CEO of Ensemble Video, said. “We have always been impressed by Panopto’s product and their skilled team.”

While Panopto and Ensemble used to compete for customers, in many ways we’ve been working together since 2007. Both companies have worked to educate schools and businesses about how video technology could transform their work.

“Since 2007, Panopto and Ensemble have led the way in making searchable video management systems a must-have solution for the world’s workplaces and schools,” said Eric Burns, CEO of Panopto. “The use of on-demand video for communication and learning has grown rapidly over the last year, and we are delighted to join forces with Ensemble to support our new customers with an easy, innovative, unified video management system.  The Ensemble and Panopto teams are committed to offering our customers a seamless migration path to a unified platform backed by the terrific support they have come to expect from both companies.”

“I see this as a transformational day for our companies, because together we are positioned to grow through technical evolution, service execution and market expansion,” Nadzan added. “This compelling combination brings together best-in-class video capture, management, publishing and engagement offerings for the benefit of all customers and stakeholders.”

What’s Next for Ensemble Video

For the time being, the Ensemble and Panopto brands and platforms will remain separate, but behind-the-scenes cooperation will open opportunities for our users. As an existing Ensemble customer, you will also be able to benefit from Panopto’s expanded feature capabilities and global footprint. These features include Panopto’s popular lecture capture solutions, along with Smart Chapters, Multi-Source Streaming and an expanded set of integrations. To learn more about these capabilities, please watch the Top Three Things You’ll Like about Panopto. Ensemble Customers should consider the following:

  • No immediate change to support, service and contract; our current release is on track for June 2021; however, Ensemble Video will reach “End of New Development” following our next release.

  • Panopto will continue supporting Ensemble Video until September. 2022, we will work on a smooth transition and will communicate a wind down date at least 6 months before it takes place.

  • Panopto is offering special pricing to customers who migrate before September 2021.

  • Complete details on the migration offer can be accessed by emailing ensemble@panopto.com.

In the long-term, the merger will allow us to offer new, innovative solutions. We’re looking forward to working together with the Panopto team to push video platform technologies forward. Keep an eye on our blog, emails, social media and read our official statement for more information. Feel free to reach out to Ensemble CEO Scott Nadzan with any questions.


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