The 2010 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners
If you didn't have a chance to join us at this year's Streaming Media Europe event in London (tsk-tsk), you missed out on not only 3 days of outstanding talks and panel discussions from leaders in our industry but also on the presentation of our second annual Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards. By the time you read this, a video of the celebration will be up www.streamingmedia global.com/ConferenceVideos, along with video of all the sessions, including keynotes from YouView's Anthony Rose and Red Bee Media's Steve Plunkett.
But rumour has it there are still some folks out there who like to read about these things instead of watching them online; go figure. We had 241 nominees in 12 categories, up from a little more than 200 nominees last year. More than 3,400 voters cast a total of 12,701 votes, which bests the 2009 totals by a wide margin (2,700 voters and 5,500 votes in 2009, if you're counting). This means that the average voter had his or her say in three or four categories.
Clearly, this is more than simply vendors and their constituents voting for themselves and we weeded out any votes that came from bogus email addresses. It's exciting to see the interest that our readers have in a broad range of online video and audio technologies and services, and it serves as a testament to the continued growth of our industry.
Thanks to everyone who participated and a special thanks to Interxion, which sponsored this year's awards.
Best Live Webcast of 2010
Flumotion, GUADEC 2010 (First Live Webcast with WebM)
BBC, SuperPower Nation Day
Streaming Tank, Starbucks Love Project
Best Streaming Innovation of 2010
Wowza Media Systems, Wowza Media Server 2
i2i Media, Onlineshowreels
Flumotion, WebM/VP8 Live Streaming
Amazon Web Services CloudFront CDN
By picking up the back-office software vendor, CJI is able to offer complete digital media solutions.
Companies and Suppliers Mentioned