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The 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

The votes are counted and the winners are in! Read on to find out who took the top prizes in the only awards program in the industry where the winners are chosen by the people who actually use the products and services.

The Algorithm Series: Video Player Performance

Multiple algorithms for encoding, transfer, and playback intersect in the end user's player. So how can you make the numbers work in your favor?

What Has the Pandemic Taught Us About Streaming?

The spike in streaming during the COVID-19 pandemic has given us a vision of the future, as well as an opportunity to be proactive rather than reactive and stay out in front of the curve we know is coming.

The Shortlist: 2020 European Readers' Choice Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in September. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 15 categories.

Vote Now in the 2020 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

Cast your vote until 13 August in the only awards programme in our industry where the winners are chosen by the people who actually use their products and services.

Android TV: The Future of Television?

Google's TV platform may be the best hope for a future in which pay TV and OTT exist side by side.

The Greening of Streaming

The time has long since passed to turn our attention to making the streaming delivery ecosystem more environmentally friendly. Here are some of the key challenges, as well as some suggested first steps towards solutions.

All In On NDI

Many people have gone all in on NDI. But how they use it can be very different from how you might want to use it.

Online Gaming's Need for Speed

Online gaming and esports require both performance and speed, and a robust, resilient, low-latency multi-CDN strategy is essential for their future success.

Video Capture Dongles Buyers' Guide

When live streaming using video mixers like OBS, vMix, or Wirecast a capture dongle is the missing link between the camera and a notebook, providing access to titling, transitions, and effects. Dongles can run anywhere from $40 to $700; here's a look at how to pick the one that's right for you.

Cutting Bitrates, Keeping Quality

In the COVID-19 era, the right approach can check both boxes, and decisions made in response to the current demand on bandwidth can have long-term business advantages for OTT services

Buyers' Guide to Low-Latency Solutions

If you need low latency, here's how to pick the technology solution that's right for you. But it's not a one-size-fits-all affair.

Preview: Content Delivery Summit 2020

Content Delivery Summit Chair Dom Robinson previews Content Delivery Summit 2020, the leading conference for CDN, edge delivery, and distributed computing, which Streaming Media is hosting as a free full-day webinar on June 1.

How to Produce CMAF Output and Testing Playback

CMAF has reached maturity. Here's one way to go about using it, with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

The State of Corporate Video 2020

We've seen major shifts in the corporate streaming landscape, even before COVID-19 changed the way we all do business. What will 2020 bring?

The State of Video Monetisation 2020

With dwindling linear viewing and rocketing online video ad spends, broadcasters have teamed up to form joint initiatives spanning OTT services, content pacts, and advertising.

Buyers' Guide to Essential Video Utilities

Any good compressionist needs tools to help reveal critical data about encoded files, from codecs and resolution to GOP structure and quality levels. Here's a look at some of the most useful.

How to Encode with LCEVC

Unlike other cutting-edge codecs coming to market, LCEVC will have an immediate impact on the streaming landscape. Here's how to use it.

The State of SVOD in Europe

Already wilting under the Death Star orbit of Netflix and forewarned of further competition landing from US studios, Europe's broadcasters have drawn up plans to defend their position.

Buyers' Guide to Live Streaming Platforms

Looking for live streaming services? Whether you're streaming church services, school events, enterprise meetings, entertainment content, or just about anything else, this buyers' guide has you covered.