Voting Open for 2013 European Readers' Choice Awards
We kicked off our annual Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards process early this year, and only had about a month to collect nominations, but that hasn't slowed you down. With all the nominations now in, we've got a total of 308 nominees in our 16 categories, including plenty of newcomers along with the more well-known names.
The next step: the voting, which began last Friday and will remain open until 24 May. You can vote for one nominee in each category, but you're not required to vote in all categories.
Then, on 31 May, we'll announce the finalists—the top three vote-getters—in each category, as a prelude to announcing the winners at the Streaming Forum at the Park Plaza Victoria in London on 18 June.
We'll also post the winners online and print them in the Autumn issue of Streaming Media—European Edition magazine. You can see a list of the 2012 winners here.
Most impressive and successful live web event held between April 2012 and March 2013
Best Streaming Innovation 2013
The "catch-all" category, for simply the coolest, most innovative streaming product, service, or event of the year from April 2012 to March 2013
Services that offer metrics that, among other things, help content publishers better understand who's watching, when they're watching, where they're watching, and the quality of service they are acheiving
Cloud Video Service
Cloud services for encoding/transcoding, video editing, and other video-related functions
Edge or peer-to-peer content delivery providers
Media Asset Management Solution
File-based workflow solutions for media asset management for single or multiple platform delivery
Mobile Video App or Solution
Who's got the best solution for video capture and distribution from a mobile device?
Music & Audio Delivery Solution
Music download services, streaming services, internet radio, and mobile music
Online Video Platform
SaaS platforms that enable customisable publication, syndication, distribution, and monetisation of video
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
TV over IP Solution
Set-top box, over-the-top, and "catch-up" solutions for delivering television content online
Video Advert Platform
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
Hardware, software, and SaaS solutions for delivering live web events