The 2023 Streaming Media Innovation Award Winners

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The votes are in! After a frenzied voting cycle, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Streaming Media Europe Innovation Awards. This year’s 15th annual awards saw more than 1,500 voters cast more than 10,000 votes for products nominated in 13 categories.

As ever, defining the categories that encompass the streaming industry’s diverse range of products and services means choosing carefully which categories belong and which we consign to the cutting-room floor. Each year, we reassess the categories to make sure they represent as accurately as possible all of the companies that serve the streaming media market. Then we open up the call for nominations. We’re often surprised and always intrigued to see the categories take shape and how each group of products and services evolves year over year.

As with past editions of the Innovation Awards, in 2023 we’ve limited inclusion to companies with headquarters in Europe and the UK. (Our annual Readers’ Choice Awards, featuring the top vote-getters based in the US and the rest of the world, will be announced in the November/December issue of the US edition of Streaming Media.) If a company has two headquarters, we’ve asked it to pick one awards programme or the other and held it to its selection.

When all of the ballots are in, we review them carefully, discarding votes from illegitimate email addresses as well as those clearly cast by employees stuffing the ballot boxes for their own companies’ products, lest we give an unfair edge to operations with the largest and most loyal internal fan bases.

As in years past, we’ve recognised one winner and two runners-up in each category (with runners-up listed here alphabetically). Congratulations to one and all!

Winner—Streaming Innovation of the Year

—Media & Entertainment

Media Distillery—Topic Distillery

Media Distillery


24i—24i Broadcast Studio

Unified Streaming—Unified Virtual Channel

Winner—Streaming Innovation of the Year—Sports

HESP Alliance—High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP)

HESP Alliance



Synamedia with Native Waves—In-Stadium Experience

Winner—AI Solution

AccepTV—Video Quality Monitor



Clevercast—AI-powered live captions

ThinkAnalytics—Personalised FAST

Winner—Cloud Workflow Solution

SimpleStream—Livestream Scheduler



Agile Content—Agile Live—End-to-end video API

Winner—Content Delivery & Distribution

SmartLabs—Streaming applications


Agile Content—Agile CDN Director

Gcore—Video streaming platform

Winner—Content Protection & Monetisation

Veset—Veset integration with Ad Insertion Platform (AIP)



Dalet—Dalet Flex

Unified Streaming—Unified Virtual Channel

Winner—Corporate Video Platform

3Q GmbH—Video hosting and streaming

3Q GmbH


G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH—Managed event streaming

THEO Technologies—THEOplayer

Winner—Encoding/Transcoding Solution

Jet-Stream—MaelStrom Live



GCore—Video streaming platform

Open Broadcast Systems—OBE C-200 Encoder/Decoder

Winner—Live-Streaming Platform/Service

G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH—OTT live setup



nanocosmos—nanoStream Cloud

THEO Technologies—THEOlive

OTT Video Platform

Radiant Media Player EURL—Radiant Media Player

Radiant Media Player


MwareTV—MwareTV platform with WYSIWYG app builder

Accedo—Accedo One

Winner—QoS/QoE Platform

AccepTV—Full Reference Video Quality Monitor



Accedo—Accedo Health Check

Witbe—Remote Eye Controller

Winner—Real-Time Streaming Solution

Synamedia—Fluid Edge CDN application tailored latency


Ant Media—Ant Media Server

Nokia—CDN for live over any access

Video Advertising Solution—Winner

Witbe—FAST Channel Monitoring



Codemill—Accurate Video: ad-breaks workspace


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The 2022 Streaming Media Innovation Award Winners

We've counted all the votes, and we're thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Streaming Media Europe Innovation Awards. This year's 14th annual awards saw more than 1,500 voters cast more than 10,000 votes for products nominated in 14 categories.

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