2014 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Winners
This was the biggest Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards yet, in terms of numbers of both nominees and voters. Here's who took home the big awards at Streaming Forum.
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This year's Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards was our biggest yet, with numbers of both nominees (352) and voters (more than 3,000) that rival the U.S. awards, showing that while online video is truly a global industry, there is significant interest in and need for regional solutions and vendors. Not surprisingly, the list of winners shows a split between companies that are based in Europe and U.S. companies that have a global reach or have made significant European inroads in recent years.

So without further ado, here are the winners of the 2014 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards, presented on Tuesday, 24 June at the Streaming Forum at the Park Plaza Victoria in London.

Analytics/QoS Solution

Winner: Ooyala Backlot

Runners-Up
Alcatel-Lucent Motive Big Networks Analytics
Sawmill Analytics Sawmill 8

Best Live Webcast 2014

Winner: Groovy Gecko Jagex Runefest 3

Runners-Up
Arkena Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Stockholm
SIS Live Event on the London Eye for Red Bull Music Academy

Best Streaming Innovation

Winner: Wowza Media Systems Wowza Streaming Engine

Runners-Up:
Deutsche Telekom AG LiveStream Perform
SoftAtHome Universal Video Player

Cloud Video Service

Winner: Elemental Technologies Elemental Cloud

Runners-Up:
Brightcove Zencoder
Xstream MediaMaker Loading Dock

Delivery Network

Winner: Octoshape Infinite HD-M

Runners-Up
Anevia VIAMOTION
Ericsson MDN Plug-In Ecosystem

Media Asset Management

Winner: Xstream MediaMaker

Runners-Up:
RealNetworks Helix Media Library
StreamUK Media Platform

Mobile Video App or Solution

Winner: Kaltura Native Video Mobile App

Runners-Up:
LiveU LU500
Nanocosmos NanoStream Mobile Live Encoder

Music & Audio Delivery Solution

Winner: Soundcloud

Runners-Up:
Deezer
Grooveshark

Online Video Platform

Winner: Deutsche Telekom AG VideoRise

Runners-Up:
Kaltura online video platform
Workcast Platform

Server Hardware/Software

Winner: Anevia ViaMotion

Runners-Up:
Broadpeak BkkS400
Xstream MediaMaker

Streaming Services Provider

Winner: Workcast

Runners-Up:
Groovy Gecko
Xstream

Transcoding Solution

Winner: Allegro AL2400 High Density Transcoder

Runners-Up:
Cinegy Convert
Sorenson Media Squeeze Desktop

TV Over IP Solution

Winner: Xstream MediaMaker

Runners-Up:
MobiTV Deployment of Deutsche Telekom's Entertain2Go
Octoshape Infinite HD-M

Video Advertising Platform

Winner: Brightcove Once

Runners-Up:
Gorillabox
Videology Addressable Audience Platform

Video Discovery Service

Winner: ThinkAnalytics Personalised Intelligent Search and Discovery

Runners-Up:
CogniK CogniKizz & CogniKiosk
Gravity IMPRESS

Webcast Platform

Winner: StreamUK StreamConnect

Runners-Up:
Telestream Wirecast
Workcast