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The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists
The votes are in—all 3,893 of them—and the finalists have been chosen for the 2008 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Read on to see which companies, products, and services topped readers' lists this year.
Fri., Aug. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
Learn more about the companies mentioned in this article in the Sourcebook:
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We’ve decided to mix things up a little bit this year; rather than notifying the winners right away as we did last year, we’re announcing the finalists in each category now, and we’ll reveal the winner at our awards reception at Streaming Media West at the Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose on September 24. (In all categories but one, that is; we'll announce the winner of the Regional [European] Content Delivery Provider category at Streaming Media Europe in October.)

What follows are the top three vote-getters in each category (except for one category, where a tie between two companies means we’ve got four finalists). The company who’s received the most votes will be revealed as the winner at our reception and in an article in the October/November issue of Streaming Media magazine, where we’ll also print a list of all the nominees who competed in this year’s awards. Congratulations to our finalists, and thanks to you, our readers, for the overwhelming response.

Thanks also to our sponsors, who are making this awards program possible: ViewCast, BestTV, bieMEDIA, BuyDRM, TV Worldwide, DigiMeld, and Digital Rapids.

And now, the finalists:


Content Protection/DRM Solution
- BroadRamp Inc. MCDS Total Rights Management
- BuyDRM KeyOS
- Entriq
- Widevine Technologies Cypher

Encoding Hardware
- Digital Rapids DRC-Stream/StreamZ
- NewTek TriCaster
- ViewCast Osprey-700e HD

Encoding Software
- Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder
- Rhozet Carbon Coder
- Sorenson Squeeze

Global Content Delivery Network (non P2P)
- Akamai
- Limelight Networks
- Mirror Image Internet

Internet TV Platform
- Adobe Media Player
- Brightcove
- Permission TV

Internet TV Set-Top Box
- Apple TV
- NeuLion IPTV Set-top box
- Sling Media Slingbox

IPTV Hardware
- Digital Rapids StreamZ
- Optibase Media Gateway
- VBrick EtherneTV 4.2

Mobile Video Platform
- Flixwagon
- Kyte
- Qik

P2P Delivery Network
- Ignite Content Delivery System
- Kontiki Delivery Management System
- Pando Networks content Delivery Suite

Regional (North American) Content Delivery Service Provider (non P2P)
- PowerStream
- Streaming Media Hosting
- StreamGuys

Regional (UK/Europe) Delivery Network (non P2P)
- Global-MIX Content Distribution Services
- Jet Stream StreamZilla
- Stream UK

Reporting and Analytics
- Keynote Systems Keynote Streaming Perspective
- Visible Measures
- WebTrends Analytics

Search and Indexing Platform
- Blinkx
- Digitalsmiths VideoSense
- Gotuit Video Discovery

Server Hardware/Software
- Adobe Flash Media Server
- Microsoft Windows Media Server
- Wowza Media Server Pro

Streaming Radio Solution
- Liquid Compass
- Live365
- Wowza SHOUTcast to Flash

User-Generated Content Platform
- Blip.tv
- Veoh
- YouTube

Video Advertising Network
- BrightRoll Video Ad Network & Videostitial Unit
- SpotXchange
- Tremor Media Network

Video Advertising Platform
- BlackArrow
- Internap Advertising Services
- SpotXchange

Webcasting Platform
- Accordent Capture Station
- IVT Media Platform 4.0
- Sonic Foundry Mediasite

Webconferencing Platform
- WebEx
- Dimdim
- Qumu’s Video Control Center with Polycom Videoconference Solution

Thanks to our sponsors who are making these awards possible:



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