2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners
The votes are in, and here are the winners. Read on to find out who our readers voted the best products and services in the world of online video.
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Each year, the result of our European Readers’ Choice Awards presents us with a status check on the players in our industry. The results of this year’s awards—our ninth annual since we began in 2007—tell us that rather than consolidating, the market is as fragmented as ever; there’s no “big winner” walking away with top honours in multiple categories.

You’ll also note that, as in years past, regional and local companies continue to make strong showings, suggesting that even as global players continue to expand into new markets, the desire to work with local vendors remains strong. What’s more, some of the companies that even two years ago could be considered regional within Europe (say, the Nordics or Eastern Europe) are now expanding their reach more broadly not just in Europe but in other markets as well.

The Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards are the only awards in our industry decided upon by the people who actually use these products and services. Most of the categories are necessarily broad, lest the number of categories become unmanageable, but the winners and finalists in each represent what Streaming Media readers feel are the strongest in their class. Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Analytics/QoS Solution

Winner: Deutsche Telekom NetAnalyze & NetOptimize

Runners-Up
Anevia ViaManager Analytics
Ooyala IQ

Best Streaming Innovation

Winner: Streamroot

Runners-Up
Viblast PDN
Wowza Streaming Cloud

Cloud Video Service

Winner: Wowza Streaming Cloud

Runners-Up
Norigin Cloudncoder
Sorenson Squeeze Stream

Delivery Network

Winner: Viblast PDN

Runners-Up
Arkena Content Delivery Network
Ericsson Media Delivery Network

DRM/Access Control

Winner: Nice People at Work Youzana

Runners-Up
Axinom DRM 5
Nagra anyCAST PRM

Media Asset Management

Winner: Imagen LTD Imagen Enterprise Video Platform

Runners-Up
Arkena Content Management Suite
Xstream MediaMaker

Mobile Video App or Solution

Winner: LiveU LU200

Runners-Up
Castlabs Video Player SDK
nanocosmos nanoStream SDK

Multiscreen Solution

Winner: Xstream MediaMaker

Runners-Up
Anevia ViaMotion Plus
Qumu Cloud

Online Video Platform

Winner: Kaltura Video Platform

Runners-Up
nitmovin bitdash
Haivision Video Cloud

Server Hardware/Software

Winner: Unified Streaming Unified Origin

Runners-Up
Wowza Streaming Engine
Xstream MediaMaker

Streaming Services Provider

Winner: StreamAMG Streaming Services

Runners-Up
Qumu Cloud
Xstream MediaMaker

Transcoding Solution

Winner: FFmpeg

Runners-Up
bitmovin bitcodin
Norigin Cloudncoder

Video Advertising Platform

Winner: Civolution Teletrax

Runners-Up
AdsWizz AdWave
Motama AdCaster

Video Discovery Service

Winner: ThinkAnalytics Recommendations Engine

Runners-Up
ContentWise 5.2
ImpressTV

Webcast Platform

Winner: Arkena Video Platform

Runners-Up
StreamAMG Stream Connect
Telestream Wirecast

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The votes are in and counted. Here are the top three vote-getters in each category. Check back for the winners at the end of August.