The 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

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We've counted all the votes, and we're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards. This year's 12th-annual awards saw nearly 200 products nominated in 15 categories, and voters cast more than 6,000 votes.

This year, we highlighted 15 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. This year, we also drew a line in the sand and only considered companies with headquarters in Europe and the UK. (Voting is open until 8 October for companies based in the U.S. and rest of the world in our U.S. Readers' Choice Awards.)

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—we don’t want to give an unfair advantage to larger companies just because of their size.

Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!

Analytics/Quality of Service Platform

Winner: Nice People at Work – YOUBORA Suite 6
Runners-Up:
StriveCast - Video Analytics
ThinkAnalytics - ThinkInsight

Best Streaming Innovation

Winner: Broadpeak – S4Streaming
Runners-Up:
THEO Technologies - High Efficiency Streaming Protocol
V-Nova - V-Nova LCEVC

Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Services

Winner: M2A Media - M2A VOD
Runners-Up:
MainConcept - MainConcept AVC SDK
Vidispine - VidiNet

Content Delivery Network

Winner: Edgeware AB - TV CDN
Runners-Up:
Anevia - NEA-CDN
StriveCast - P2P CDN 

Content Protection

Winner: NAGRA - Multi-DRM
Runners-Up:
castLabs - DRMtoday
Vualto - VUDRM

Corporate Video Platform

Winner: Quickchannel – Quickchannel Platform
Runners-Up:
nanocosmos - nanoStream Cloud
Streamroot - Streamroot DNA Enterprise

Encoding/Transcoding Solution

Winner: V-Nova - LCEVC
Runners-Up:
ATEME - Encoder
MainConcept - MainConcept HEVC SDK

Hardware/Software Server

Winner: Unified Streaming - Unified Origin
Runners-Up:
Broadpeak - Video Streaming Servers
Edgeware - Edgeware TV server

Live Streaming Platform/Service

Winner: Groovy Gecko - Live Streaming Services
Runners-Up:
Flumotion - Live Video Platform
The Streaming Company - Live Video Services

Media Asset Management

Winner: Vimond - Content Manager
Runners-Up:
iconik - Smart Media Management
Tedial - Hybrid Cloud

Mobile Video App/Solution

Winner: castLabs - PRESTOplay for Android/iOS
Runners-Up:
Norigin Media - TV Apps
Veeplay - Mobile Video Solutions

OTT Video Platform

Winner: Accedo - Accedo One
Runners-Up:
Axinom – OTT Video Platform
Vimond - Media Solutions

Streaming Services Provider

Winner: Clevercast – Clevercast
Runners-Up:
Groovy Gecko - Streaming Services
StreamAMG - Streaming Services 

Video Advertising Solution

Winner: Norigin Media - AdScan
Runners-Up:
Never.no - Bee-On
Yospace - Ad Insertion

Video Player Solution/SDK

Winner: THEO Technologies - THEOplayer
Runners-Up:
Medialooks - MFormats SDK        
Radiant Media Player - Radiant Media Player

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