The 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners
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
StriveCast - Video Analytics
ThinkAnalytics - ThinkInsight
Best Streaming Innovation
Winner: Broadpeak – S4Streaming
THEO Technologies - High Efficiency Streaming Protocol
V-Nova - V-Nova LCEVC
Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Services
Winner: M2A Media - M2A VOD
MainConcept - MainConcept AVC SDK
Vidispine - VidiNet
Content Delivery Network
Winner: Edgeware AB - TV CDN
Anevia - NEA-CDN
StriveCast - P2P CDN
Winner: NAGRA - Multi-DRM
castLabs - DRMtoday
Vualto - VUDRM
Corporate Video Platform
Winner: Quickchannel – Quickchannel Platform
nanocosmos - nanoStream Cloud
Streamroot - Streamroot DNA Enterprise
Winner: V-Nova - LCEVC
ATEME - Encoder
MainConcept - MainConcept HEVC SDK
Winner: Unified Streaming - Unified Origin
Broadpeak - Video Streaming Servers
Edgeware - Edgeware TV server
Live Streaming Platform/Service
Winner: Groovy Gecko - Live Streaming Services
Flumotion - Live Video Platform
The Streaming Company - Live Video Services
Media Asset Management
Winner: Vimond - Content Manager
iconik - Smart Media Management
Tedial - Hybrid Cloud
Mobile Video App/Solution
Winner: castLabs - PRESTOplay for Android/iOS
Norigin Media - TV Apps
Veeplay - Mobile Video Solutions
OTT Video Platform
Winner: Accedo - Accedo One
Axinom – OTT Video Platform
Vimond - Media Solutions
Streaming Services Provider
Winner: Clevercast – Clevercast
Groovy Gecko - Streaming Services
StreamAMG - Streaming Services
Video Advertising Solution
Winner: Norigin Media - AdScan
Never.no - Bee-On
Yospace - Ad Insertion
Video Player Solution/SDK
Winner: THEO Technologies - THEOplayer
Medialooks - MFormats SDK
Radiant Media Player - Radiant Media Player
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