2016 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for this year's Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards, the only awards program in the industry where the end users of products and services get to vote for their favorites.
Make sure your product or service is nominated for the awards by completing and submitting this form before 29 August. You may submit the same product or service in multiple categories, but you may not submit more than one nomination from the same company in a single category. Though only end users are permitted to vote, vendors may submit nominations for their products and services to be considered. This year, we've added categories for enterprise video and quality of experience/quality of service.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR NOMINATIONS
Streaming Media’s editorial team evaluates all submissions to make sure they fit their categories, and final nominees are announced on 31 August when online voting opens. Voting will remain open until 3 October The top 3 finalists in each category will be announced on our website in mid-October, and the winners will be announced in the Winter issue of Streaming Media's European magazine, on StreamingMediaGlobal.com, and published in StreamingMedia Europe Xtra newsletter.
Note that the U.S. edition of Streaming Media is also running a Readers' Choice Awards competition; this European competiton will accept nominations only from companies with headquarters in Europe. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You can take a look at last year's winners here.
Here are this year's categories.
Best Streaming Innovation 2016
The "catch-all" category, for simply the coolest, most innovative streaming product, service, or event of the year from July 2015 to June 2016
Services that offer metrics and data that help content publishers better understand who's watching, when they're watching, what device they're watching on, and where they're watching. (Note that this year we've added a separate category for Quality of Experience/Quality of Service solutions.)
Cloud Video Service
Cloud services for encoding/transcoding, video editing, and other video-related functions
Edge or peer-to-peer content delivery providers
The solutions that ensure your precious content is protected from piracy and other security threats.
Enterprise Video Solution
When large corporations look to create their own internal YouTube or other company-wide video solution, this is the platform they should look at first.Media Asset Management Solution
File-based workflow solutions for media asset management behind the scenes.
Mobile Video App or Solution
Who's got the best solution for video capture and distribution from a mobile device?
Multiscreen Video Solution
Over-the-top and "catch-up" solutions for delivering television content online to multiple devices, including set-top boxes, smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets, and more.
Online Video Platform
SaaS platforms that enable customisable publication, syndication, distribution, and monetisation of video
Quality of Experience/Quality of Service Solution
You need to ensure that your content is getting to your viewers in the highest quality possible, in terms of both the network and the end user experience. These solutions help you gauge and improve QoE, QoS, or both.Server Hardware/Software
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
Video Advert Solution
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
Video Player Solution/SDK
When it comes to winning and maintaining viewers. a quality video player is every bit as important as quality content. These are the companies that help content owners make sure they're giving their viewers a great viewing experience.
Hardware, software, and SaaS solutions for delivering live web events