2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

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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

Analytics/QoS Solution

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

Delivery Network

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 

Server Hardware/Software

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

Transcoding Solution

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

Webcast Platform

Hardware, software, and SaaS solutions for delivering live web events

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