The 2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

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With 15 categories, more than 300 nominations, and just under 14,000 votes, this year's Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards was our biggest yet, and—as per usual—not without its share of surprises.

Each year, these awards give us insight into which companies, products, and services are gaining market share and which ones are fading from use, because they’re decided by the people in the trenches: the readers of Streaming Media magazine who use these technologies day in and day out. We get vendor briefings and product demos all the time, but our readers really get a sense of what tools and technologies help them do their job better.

So think of the Readers’ Choice Awards as a much-needed reality check, one that cuts through the hype and gets at what works in the real world.

Congratulations to all of our winners and runners-up.

Analytics/QOS Solution

Winner: Bridge Technologies VB Family
ADTECH Analytics
Touchcast CasterStats

Best Live Webcast

Winner: ShowCaster, Live in Chelsea for Channel 4
livebeats & abc, Interlake Media, The Titanic Requiem World Premiere
Streaming Tank, Blur Live Twitter Stream

Best Streaming Innovation

Winner: BBC Online Olympics Video
Vimond Media Solutions Live Sports Center
Wowza Media Server 3

Cloud Video Service

Winner: BeBanjo Metadata
Sorenson Media Squeeze Cloud
Mixmoov Cloud Video Editor

Delivery Network

Winner: Alcatel-Lucent Velcoix Digital Media Delivery Platform
Octoshape Infinite HD-M
Qbrick CDN

Mobile Video App or Solution

Winner: LiveU LU70
Polycom RealPresence Media Manager
RealNetworks Verizon Video Service

Music & Audio Delivery Solution

Winner: Spotify

Online Video Platform

Winner: Qbrick OVP
Vizrt Online Suite
Xstream MediaMaker

Streaming Services Provider

Winner: Xstream
Qbrick OVP & CDN
i2i Media Online Video Services

Server Hardware/Software

Winner: Wowza Media Server 3
Haivision Kulabyte Encoder/Transcoder
Xstream MediaMaker

Transcoding Solution

Winner: Wowza Media Server Transcoder Add-On
RealNetworks Helix Producer
Sorenson Media Squeeze

TV over IP Solution

Winner: Haivision InStream for Amino
Vimond Media Solutions Media Platform
Xstream MediaMaker

Video Advertising Platform

Winner: Smartclip Advertiser Solutions
Gorillabox G-Box Platform
Videoplaza Karbon

Video Discovery Service

Winner: ThinkAnalytics Recommendation Engine
Redbee Media RedDiscover
Veeseo Relevant Content Widget & SEO Video Catalog

Webcast Platform

Winner: StreamUK StreamConnect
Polycom RealPresence Capture Station
Sonic Foundry Mediasite

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This article appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Streaming Media European Edition.

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