2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations
Have a favorite encoding tool? A go-to streaming services provider? The perfect TV-over-IP solution? Or did you just see the coolest webcast?
Then make a nomination in those categories—or any of the others—in this year's Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards, the only awards program that lets end users vote on the products and services they use everyday. While the nominations are open to any company, product, or service, remember that these awards are specifically for the European market. (You can make a nomination in the U.S. awards here.)
You can complete and submit the nomination form before Monday 6 Friday 10 August. Streaming Media’s editorial team evaluate all submissions to make sure they fit their categories, and final nominees are announced on 17 August when online voting opens. The top 3 finalists in each category will be announced on 27 September, and the winners receive their Award at Streaming Media Europe in London, 16 & 17 October.
Winners are also featured in the Winter issue of Streaming Media's European magazine, on StreamingMediaGlobal.com, and published in StreamingMedia Global Xtra newsletter. Click here for last year's winners.
Here are this year's categories.
Best Live Webcast 2012
Most impressive and successful live web event held between August 2011 and July 2012
Best Streaming Innovation 2012
The "catch-all" category, for simply the coolest, most innovative streaming product, service, or event of the year from August 2011 to July 2012
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
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
Awards will be presented at the 2013 Streaming Forum in June, so make your nominations now!
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