The 2021 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners

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We've counted all the votes, and we're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards. This year's 13th-annual awards saw nearly 2,000 voters cast more than 9,800 votes for products nominated in 16 categories.

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. (We'll be announcing the winners for the U.S. and rest of the world in the October U.S. edition of Streaming Media.) If a company has two headquarters, we've asked them to pick which one they want to use to be considered for Streaming Media awards, and stick to it.

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

  • NPAW – NPAW Suite

RUNNERS UP

  • Broadpeak – BkA100 V6.0 Video Delivery Analytics Solution
  • Edgeware – Streampilot 

Best Streaming Innovation

WINNER

  • Ateme – Low Latency NEA-Live JIT Packager

RUNNERS UP

  • 3SS – 3READY
  • Cerberus Tech – IO

Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Services

WINNER

  • castLabs – VideoToolkit

RUNNERS UP

  • iSize Technologies – BitSave
  • Norigin Media – Cloudncoder

Content Delivery and Distribution

WINNER

  • G-Core Labs – CDN

RUNNERS UP

  • Jet-Stream – Jet-Stream Airflow MultiCDN
  • NPAW – CDN Balancer

Content Protection

WINNER

  • Irdeto – Irdeto Control

RUNNERS UP

  • Axinom – Axinom DRM
  • castLabs - DRMtoday

Corporate Video Platform

WINNER

  • nanocosmos – nanoStream Cloud

RUNNERS UP

  • 3Q – Livestreaming solution
  • Tripleplay – Tripleplay TV

Encoding/Transcoding Solution

WINNER

  • G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky – Encoding services

RUNNERS UP

  • Ateme – TITAN
  • MainConcept – MainConcept HEVC/H.265 SDK

Hardware/software Server

WINNER

  • Edgeware – Edgeware TV server

RUNNERS UP

  • Exterity – AvediaServer
  • Softvelum – Nimble Streamer

Live Streaming Platform/Service

WINNER

  • Ant Media – Ant Media Server

RUNNERS UP

  • G-Core Labs – streaming platform
  • nanocosmos – nanoStream Cloud

Media Asset Management

WINNER

  • Dalet – Galaxy

RUNNERS UP

  • Cinegy – Cinegy Archive
  • Media Distillery – Image Distillery

Mobile Video Solution

WINNER

  • Blackbird plc – Blackbird

RUNNERS UP

  • 3SS 3 Screen Solutions – 3READY
  • 24i Media – Smart Apps

OTT Video Platform

WINNER

  • 24i Media – Smart Video

RUNNERS UP

  • Agile Content – Agile OTT
  • MwareTV – Cloud Based Mware TV platform

Video Advertising Solution

WINNER

  • Unified Streaming – Unified Remix AVOD

RUNNERS UP

  • Norigin Media – AdScan
  • ThinkAnalytics – ThinkAdvertising

Video Player Solution/SDK

WINNER

  • THEO Technologies – THEOplayer

RUNNERS UP

  • Elecard – DirectShow Codec SDK
  • nanocosmos – nanoStream Player, part of nanoStream Cloud

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