2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
We're getting the programme ready for this year's Streaming Forum in June, and once again one of the highlights of the event will be the presentation of our annual Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards—the only awards programme in the industry that lets end users vote on the products, services, and technologies that they use to create and deliver online video content.
Today we begin accepting nominations from both vendors and end users, and we'll continue accepting nominations until 2 April. Our editorial staff will evaluate all the nominations to make sure they're legitimate and assigned to the proper categories, and then we'll announce the nominees on 11 April, at which time we'll open up the voting. We'll announce the shortlist of the top three finalists in each category on 30 May, and then present the winners on 24 June at Streaming Forum at the Park Plaza Victoria in London.
We'll also post winners online and print them in the Autumn issue of the European edition of Streaming Media magazine. You can see a list of the 2013 winners here.
Most impressive and successful live web event held between April 2013 and March 2014
Best Streaming Innovation 2014
The "catch-all" category, for simply the coolest, most innovative streaming product, service, or event of the year from April 2013 to March 2014
Services that offer metrics that, among other things, help content publishers better understand who's watching, when they're watching, where they're watching, and the quality of service they are acheiving
Cloud Video Service
Cloud services for encoding/transcoding, video editing, and other video-related functions
Edge or peer-to-peer content delivery providers
Media Asset Management Solution
File-based workflow solutions for media asset management for single or multiple platform delivery
Mobile Video App or Solution
Who's got the best solution for video capture and distribution from a mobile device?
Music & Audio Delivery Solution
Music download services, streaming services, internet radio, and mobile music
Online Video Platform
SaaS platforms that enable customisable publication, syndication, distribution, and monetisation of video
Solutions for delivering audio and video files to listeners and viewers, regardless of delivery protocol
Streaming Services Provider
Provider of end-to-end streaming services, from capture and encoding to delivery and distribution
Hardware, software, or cloud-based solution for encoding and transcoding content
TV over IP Solution
Set-top box, over-the-top, and "catch-up" solutions for delivering television content online
Video Advert Platform
Technologies and services that allow for targeted ad insertion into online video content
Video Discovery Service
Search, recommendation, and discovery services, including EPGs for over-the-top, set-top-box, and mobile
Hardware, software, and SaaS solutions for delivering live web events