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The 2018 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners
When only the best will do, this is the guide to use. The readers have spoken and now we're ready to announce the top streaming media players in our 17 categories.
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This year marks our tenth annual Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards, and as always, the results offer a compelling (and sometimes unexpected) insight into which companies are making their mark, not with advertising dollars or the biggest stands at NAB or IBC, but with the people who actually use their products and services.

As with last year’s awards, this year we highlighted 17 categories in the online video space. Defining these categories is always a delicate balancing act—make them too broad, and they’re meaningless; make them too narrow, and we’d need hundreds of them to cover the gamut. Each year, we evaluate the categories to make sure they’re as representative as possible of all the companies in the streaming media market, then open up the call for nominations. And while we accept nominations from companies outside of Europe (as long as they have a strong European presence), the vast majority of the companies are European-based.

When all the ballots are in, we discard votes from obviously phony email addresses as well as those by employees casting ballots for their own companies’ products. Here we list the winners and two runners-up in each category, as determined by total number of votes (runners-up are listed alphabetically). Many of the names are familiar, but you’ll find more than a few surprises in the list that follows. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up.

ANALYTICS SERVICE

Winner: Accedo Insight

Runners-Up
Nice People at Work YOUBORA Infinity
SimpleStream Media Manager

BEST STREAMING INNOVATION

Winner: Conviva Ecosystem Module

Runners-Up
Matrox Video Monarch HD Video Streaming and Recording Appliance
Wowza Media Systems Streaming Cloud with Ultra-Low Latency

CLOUD VIDEO SERVICE

Winner: Axinom CMS

Runners-Up
Bitmovin AI Encoding
Norigin Media Cloudncoder.com

DELIVERY NETWORK

Winner: Streamroot DNA

Runners-Up
Broadpeak umbrellaCDN
TATA Communications CDN

DRM/ACCESS CONTROL

Winner: Cleeng Solutions

Runners-Up
Castlabs DRMtoday
Vualto vuDRM

ENTERPRISE VIDEO SOLUTION

Winner: Exterity End-to-End IP Video Portfolio

Runners-Up
Axinom CMS
Quadia Online Video Platform

MEDIA ASSET MANAGEMENT

Winner: Globecast Playout and VOD Packaging

Runners-Up
SimpleStream Media Manager
Axinom CMS

MOBILE VIDEO APP OR SOLUTION

Winner: Norigin Media Deutsche Telekom Sky Bundesliga App

Runners-Up
Accedo One
Yospace yospaceCDS

MULTISCREEN SOLUTION

Winner: 3 Screen Solutions 3READY Android Multiscreen Solution with Custom Launcher

Runners-Up
Accedo One
DOTSCREEN TV Everywhere Suite

ONLINE VIDEO PLATFORM

Winner: Bitmovin Adaptive HTML5 Player

Runners-Up
Quadia Online Video Platform
Vimond Media Solutions OVP

QoE/QoS SOLUTION

Winner: Nice People at Work YOUBORA Infinity

Runners-Up
Accedo Control
AccepTV Video Quality Monitor

SERVER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

Winner: Unified Streaming Unified Origin

Runners-Up
Edgeware TV Server
Exterity Avedia Server

STREAMING SERVICES PROVIDER

Winner: Quadia

Runners-Up
Groovy Gecko
Vualto

TRANSCODING SOLUTION

Winner: Ateme Encoder Family

Runners-Up
Elecard CodecWorks Encoder
Norigin Media Cloudncoder.com

VIDEO ADVERT PLATFORM

Winner: Yospace Ad Insertion

Runners-Up
Rohde & Schwartz GmbH AdCaster
Unified Streaming Unified Remix

VIDEO PLAYER SOLUTION/SDK

Winner: THEO Technologies THEOplayer

Runners-Up
Kaltura Video Player
Norigin Media TV Apps Suite

WEBCAST PLATFORM

Winner: Kaltura Webcasting

Runners-Up
Matrox Video Monarch Streaming and Recording Appliance
Quadia Webcasting Services

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