Biographical Information

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen is VP and editor-in-chief of Streaming Media magazine and StreamingMedia.com, and the conference chair for Streaming Media East, Streaming Media West, and Streaming Forum. A technology and entertainment journalist for more than 20 years, his work has appeared in the Village Voice, MTV.com, Blurt, Harp, and Paste, as well as EMedia and EventDV. Twitter @EricSchu_Ras

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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.

Join Us for Streaming Forum Connect

Tune in for a series of online panels and presentations to discuss sports streaming, live streaming, and the state of the OTT market on Wednesday, 16 September. Read on to find out how you can sign up to join us.

Haivision's Teltoo Acquisition Adds WebRTC and P2P to Its SRT Offerings

Spain-based Teltoo's real-time analytics and WebRTC-enabled P2P gives Haivision an end-to-end low latency ecosystem

Where Will Video Streaming Services Cost You the Most?

Data from VPNpro points to Switzerland, Denmark, and Sweden as the priciest for leading video services, which are considerably cheaper in South America, Africa, and India

Disney+ Is the #3 SVOD Service in the UK, According to Omdia Survey

Disney+'s catalog including Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars propelled the service to a 16.8% market share in its first month, just behind Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.

Global OTT Revenues to Hit $167 Billion in 2025

Disney+ has helped SVOD revenues continue to rise on a steady pace, while COVID-19 has temporarily stunted AVOD's growth

IBC Cancels Due to COVID-19

IBC CEO Michael Crimp cites "many unknowns" and concerns over exhibitor and attendee safety in decision to pull the plug on the event, scheduled for September 11-14 in Amsterdam

AWS Elemental Bridges On-Prem and Cloud with Link

The remote-control device for real-time video transport is the size of a Kleenex box, completely silent, and requires no onsite configuration.

How to Keep Your Zoom Meetings Secure

Zoom meetings have become ubiquitous during the COVID-19 pandemic, but so have concerns about the tool's security. Should you be worried? Not if you use the tools Zoom offers to make meetings more secure, say our experts.

Tulix, Zoom, and Others Offer Free Services for K-12 Schools

Tulix is giving K-12 schools 30Gbps of bandwidth for free, while Zoom is making its videoconferencing service available to K-12 teachers as well. Other companies are working to make the transition to work-from-home easier.

The Northern Path: Cooperation and Competition in the Nordics

Could OTT services save money by working together on shared solutions? At a conference in Norway, one executive makes a plea for partnership.

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe 101

Our annual list of the most important, most innovative, and most interesting companies in the online video space

The 2019 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Award Winners

Who took home the prizes in the only awards program where the winners are chosen by the people who use the products and services every day? Read on!

The Shortlist: 2019 European Readers' Choice Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll announce the winners in November. In the meantime, here's the list of the top three vote-getters in each of our 17 categories.

Jet-Stream Introduces Free Player for Customers

With many player vendors charging per play and including trackers, Jet-Stream decided to introduce a player that's not only free but trackerless.

Amazon Rebrands Freedive as IMDb TV, Plans European Rollout

The ad-supported service will still be free, and new deals with Warner, Sony, and MGM are helping bolster its catalog with more recent blockbusters and catalog titles

Local SVOD Services Beating Netflix in the Nordics

Netflix only accounts for 49.1% of streaming subscriptions in the Nordics, compared to 71% in the rest of Western Europe. The news comes ahead of the Northern Waves conference in Oslo this week.

It's Official: OTT Now Bigger Than Cable

OTT subscriptions were up 131.2 million in 2018, while cable subscriptions fell by 2%. But cable, satellite, and IPTV all still beat OTT on revenue.

SeaChange Acquires Xstream

The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million

SeaChange Acquires Xstream

The Copenhagen-based Xstream, which generated $6.6 million in SaaS revenues in 2018, sold to SeaChange in a cash and common stock deal valued at $5.5 million.

Sky: Personalisation is a Powerful Proposition

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, Sky portfolio & program manager Deepa Kutty shares the broadcaster's current and future plans for targeted programming and advertising

DAZN CTO: OTT Will Replace Broadcast TV

In this Streaming Forum keynote preview, DAZN Group CTO Florian Diederichsen talks about the future of OTT and the sport SVOD service's rapid growth: "Our vision is to do for sport what Spotify has done for music and Netflix has done for TV."

DAZN, Sky to Keynote 2019 Streaming Forum

The London event is set for 26 February, and will also offer sessions on AV1, HEVC, ATSC 3.0, latency, and more. Registration is now open.

The 2018 Streaming Media Europe 101

Presenting our seventh-annual list of the most interesting, important, and influential companies in online video. These are the trail-blazers to know about and follow.

The 2018 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners

When only the best will do, this is the guide to use. The readers have spoken and now we're ready to announce the top streaming media players in our 17 categories.

Pay TV Subs Up in Western Europe, but Revenues Continue to Drop

It's a good news/bad news scenario for pay TV operators in Western Europe, according to Digital TV Research. Subscriptions are set to rise slightly, but revenues will be down $2.11 billion by 2023

The 2017 Streaming Media Europe 101

Presenting our sixth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. These are the companies lighting up the online video industry.

Streaming Forum Gets Smarter, Focuses on AI and Machine Learning

The Streaming Forum conference returns to London in February 2018, this time with a forward-thinking discussion on how AI will impact online video.

Streaming Forum '18 Call for Speakers Now Open

Sky's Jeff Webb will keynote the 2018 Streaming Forum, which will focus on "Building Smarter OTT Services." Want to speak at the event? Read on to find out how.

2017 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

The readers have spoken, and now we're ready to announce the top players in our 17 categories. Which companies provided the best streaming services this year? The winners are...

Is Apple Giving Up on Live TV and a Skinny Bundle Offering?

There may be peace in our time between Amazon and Apple. While that's good news for home streamers, it suggests Apple is no longer interested in creating a skinny bundle.

Unfiltered Live Online Video Shows the Need for Journalists

Access to live video from breaking world events is a double-edged sword: It brings a compelling eyewitness-to-history view, while bypassing critical cultural gatekeepers.

BT Preps OTT Service: Streaming Forum Preview

BT is using an evidence-based approach to build a standalone OTT service that also integrates with existing offerings. BT Head of IPTV solutions and Streaming Forum keynote speaker Mike Rizzo talks about what the company has learned from BT Sport and how it will compete with other OTT services.

2016 Streaming Media Europe Readers' Choice Winners

The votes have been counted and tabulated for 18 categories. Which products and services stood apart from the crowd in 2016? And the winners are…

The 2016 Streaming Media Europe 101

Presenting our fifth-annual list of the most important companies in the European online video market. This is one to bookmark.

An End to the Wild West: It's Time for Streaming Standards!

Enough with the codec confusion. The online video space won't really thrive until industry standards are put in place and enforced by the government.

Survey: Consumers Willing to Pay More for 4K

At least that's what both TV and OTT video service providers believe, according to a study from SNL Kagan and Irdeto

2016 Brings New Video Opportunities, But Old Video Challenges

As summer begins, StreamingMedia.com looks at the content, monetization, and workplace challenges that face the industry. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Game On: Television Is Going Through Revolutionary Changes

We're living through a new golden age of TV. It's game over for traditional linear TV, but game on for the new on-demand model, where the best worldwide content is just a tap away.

Streaming Forum 2016 Preview

With Streaming Forum 2016 only two weeks away, we asked speakers from ITV, Sky News, the NFL, and more to answer the question "What's the biggest challenge facing the streaming industry today?"

Bambuser Launches Live-Streaming App Birdplane

The new live streaming app from the Sweden-based Bambuser emphasizes conversation over broadcasting

Apple Loses Innovation Edge in Video; Now Amazon Takes the Lead

What happened to Apple as an innovator? For truly innovative streaming video hardware and software, look at what Amazon is doing.

The 2015 Streaming Media Europe 101

This year's list features 21 new entrants, highlighting an industry that's not only thriving but growing faster than ever.

As YouTube Celebrity Enters the Mainstream, VidCon Grows Up

In 2015, the media finally took notice of VidCon, the wildly successful conference for YouTube creators, fans, and the rest of the online video industry.

Streaming Forum 2016: Call For Speakers Now Open

The Streaming Forum is back in 2016, with a new location and a new focus on live streaming. It will be part of BVE's London Entertainment Week in February.

Live Sport Continues to Drive 4K: IBC 2015

While the production pieces are all in place for 4K sport and other content, delivery networks are going to have to embrace UDP, multicast, and client-assisted delivery before viewing becomes commonplace

Vualto Brings DRM to JW Player: IBC

Chrome's discontinuation of Silverlight support was deciding factor in JW adding DRM support

2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners

The votes are in, and here are the winners. Read on to find out who our readers voted the best products and services in the world of online video.

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Exposes Video Piracy Problems

Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope got bad press for allowing the fight to be pirated, but the real culprits have been around for far longer.

Voting Now Open in 2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

The nominations are in, and it's time to cast your vote for the best of 325 products and services in 15 different categories.

2015 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

We'll be accepting nominations until 13 May for the only awards program in the industry where end users get to pick the winners.

Xstream to Expand North American Operations

Current CEO Frank Thorup to become Director of Xstream North America; Lightbox's Simon Høgsbro to take over as CEO at company's Copenhagen headquarters

MTM Study: Premium OTT Market Will Continue Steady Growth

In a study sponsored by Ooyala and Vindicia, research firm MTM sees the European OTT market overcoming technological and rights-based challenges

The 2014 Streaming Media Europe 101

This year's list features 26 new entrants, highlighting an industry that's not only thriving but growing faster than ever.

IBC Attendees Move in Unison to the Next Big Thing

Whether they're talking about the cloud, 3D, 4K, or HEVC, IBC vendors and visitors look for the next shiny button to push. But will that advance the industry?

How to Win the Piracy War: Offer Premium Content at a Fair Price

The video industry has learned from the music industry's mistakes: Fight online piracy by offering easy access and affordable pricing.

2014 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Winners

This was the biggest Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards yet, in terms of numbers of both nominees and voters. Here's who took home the big awards at Streaming Forum.

Streaming Forum 2014: Vans Embraces Interactive, Multi-Feed Live Streaming

With the help of 3xScreen Media and The Factory, Vans puts fan engagement at the center of the online experience.

Streaming Forum Preview: Talking MPEG-DASH for Broadcast Content and Ultra HD

Two sessions at this year's Streaming Forum will focus exclusively and extensively on how MPEG-DASH will affect the future of video delivery

Survey: The State of HEVC Adoption

Are you already using HEVC? Are you thinking about it, but waiting until encoding times get shorter? Or are you still on the fence? We want to hear from you in our Streaming Media HEVC Survey.

2014 Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and we'll be announcing the winners at the 2014 Streaming Forum later this month. Here are the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each of our 16 categories

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Multiscreen BT Sport Delivery—One Year On

BT's Jérôme Tassel will share a look behind the scenes at the launch of BT Sport as well as the launch of YouView and the evolution of BT's TV services in the 2014 Streaming Forum opening keynote

Streaming Forum Preview: Building a Scalable Live Event Workflow

Haven't yet made the leap to cloud encoding for live events? This session at Streaming Forum will explore costs, technical challenges and solutions, and realistic SLAs to help you make the switch.

Streaming Forum Keynote Preview: Norway's Multiscreen Olympics

In a country obsessed with skiing, failure was not an option when TV 2 Sumo delivered its first multiscreen Olympics. Kristian Bruarøy will offer a behind-the-screen look at how Norwegian broadcaster TV 2's OTT service overcame technical challenges and public doubts for the Sochi games.

Streaming Forum Preview: Is HD the Real End of the Line for Quality?

As device manufacturers push 4K and content producers move into 8K, this panel discussion will take a step back and evaluate when quality is "good enough," and what the implications are for both the online video industry and consumers.

Comment: Is Fire TV Really Just Home Shopping Network in a Box?

As a connected device for viewing content, the Fire TV is nothing special—at least not yet. But as a way to get you to buy more stuff from Amazon, it could be the ultimate Trojan horse.

Streaming Forum Preview: The Building Blocks for OTT Success

Which countries are leading the way in OTT, which are lagging behind, and what can we learn from the successes and failures? Streaming Forum session will present case studies and point the way forward.

Streaming Forum Preview: Privacy vs. Profit—Who Cares About Big Data?

Consumers say they want personalised recommendations to help them make sense of their entertainment choices. But how far can operators and content publishers go in harvesting customer data without crossing the line?

Content Is King With Online Video, But it's Not the Only King

In 2014, content's monarchy is over. It now shares the crown with technology and the audience, each essential elements for building an online video platform.

2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

Make your nominations today for the only online video awards voted on by end users. We'll open up voting in April and announce winners at the Streaming Forum in June.

Over-the-Top Solutions Abound, But the Term Is Losing Its Meaning

When even shortwave companies tout OTT solutions, the term has clearly taken off. OTT is expanding, and Streaming Media is going with it.

The 2013 Streaming Media Europe 101

Our second annual list shows European companies playing a more prominent role in the online video market.

Why Curation Devalues the Product, Creator, and Viewer

One of the hot buzzwords of the last few years, "curation" is showing itself to be an empty vessel that does more harm than good.

Streaming Forum Preview: Enhancing the Second Screen Experience with Video

Second-screen apps are everywhere, but precious few actually offer video. Wowza's Chris Knowlton will discuss how that's changing, and how you can integrate your streaming and OTT workflows to create awesome multi-screen experiences for your content.

Streaming Forum Preview: Successful Video Distribution and ROI

What defines a successful YouTube marketing campaign? Whether it's 100,000 views or 5,500, brands can achieve tremendous ROI from YouTube if they employ the right strategy for their goals, and Streaming Forum users will learn from both a global market leader (AGCO) and a small startup (Droplet) that success means different things for different campaigns.

Streaming Forum Preview: Video and the Future of Education

No longer lagging behind the enterprise, the education market is seeing some of the most innovative applications of video, from MOOCs to advances in lecture capture. These sessions at Streaming Forum will bring you up to speed on the latest innovations you can apply to your video education and training efforts.

Streaming Forum Preview: MPEG-DASH and HEVC Take Center Stage

The Streaming Forum programme is loaded with sessions exploring MPEG-DASH and HEVC from every possible angle. Here's a look at who'll be speaking and what they'll be talking about.

2013 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

Here are the top three vote-getters in all 16 categories of this year's European Readers' Choice Awards. We'll be announcing the winners on 18 June at Streaming Forum in London.

Streaming Forum Preview: Does (Screen) Size Matter for Advertisers?

YuMe will present the results of a survey it undertook with UK research firm Decipher into consumer behaviour on laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and how advertisers and content owners alike can maximise their distribution and campaigns

Streaming Forum Preview: HBO Europe Case Study

HBO Europe's new media director will offer a glimpse behind the scenes of how a major broadcaster takes on online and mobile delivery for its content across 15 countries in Europe. Hint: It's complicated.

Streaming Forum Preview: The Power of Storyshowing

Jason Thibeault of Limelight Networks will keynote Day 2 of the Streaming Forum in London, presenting a talk called "The Power of Storyshowing" that will both present practical advice for successful digital storytelling and offer inspiration for attendees to get out there and tell their own stories with video

The DRM Debate Is Dead and Both Sides Won

The video industry has learned from the music industry's disastrous example, and created fair rights management systems.

Streaming Forum Preview: Netflix Aims to "Delight" Customers

Netflix will kick off Streaming Forum 2013 with a panel discussion highlighting the unique challenges—and opportunities—for SVOD providers to build a content and service supply chain in Europe

Voting Open for 2013 European Readers' Choice Awards

The nominations are in; now it's time for our readers to have their say

Streaming Forum Programme Now Online

Kicking off with a keynote by Netflix and its content and digital supply chain partners, the new Streaming Forum offers 30 panel discussions, how-to sessions, and case studies from the likes of Google, HBO Europe, Lancaster University, Topshop, BBC, Channel 4, the UK National Health Service, and more

An Instragram for Video? No Thanks, Says the Industry

Take a step back and see that the online video industry has grown up. It's more concerned with what works than what's sexy.

2013 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

Awards will be presented at the 2013 Streaming Forum in June, so make your nominations now!

Streaming Media Europe 2013 Speaking Submissions Due 28 February

This year's event, called Streaming Forum 2013, will be held in London in June, so get your speaking proposals in soon. We're especially interested in case studies from the corporate, education, sport, and entertainment verticals.

Help Us Shape the Future of Streaming Media Europe

Streaming Media Europe 2012 was our best yet; we'd like your input to help us make 2013 even better

The 2012 Streaming Media Europe 101

A healthy mix of European and U.S.-based companies make up our first list of the 101 most important companies in the European online video space.

MPEG DASH and HEVC: Do Standards Drive Innovation or Stifle It?

The talk at IBC was about MPEG DASH and HEVC, and that talk grew louder and angrier as the conference went on. Will standards lead to the end of the world as we know it?

The 2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

Announced tonight at Streaming Media Europe in London, here are the winners in the only online video awards program voted on by the people in the trenches

Announcing the 2012 European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and here are the top three finalists in each category. Winners will be announced at Streaming Media Europe in London on 16 October.

YouTube's Stars, Fans, and Passions Meet at VidCon

VidCon, the annual gathering of YouTube video-makers and video-watchers, is growing every year. But perhaps it includes a little too much passive devotion.

All Eyes on London: A Look Ahead to Streaming Media Europe

The biggest online video show of the year will soon take over the Olympia Conference Centre. Get a preview of the names and topics that will make up Streaming Media Europe 2012, then learn about the new Video Infrastructure Summit.

2012 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards: Cast Your Vote Now!

It's up to you, our readers, to determine the winners in our European Readers' Choice Awards competition. Choose from 303 nominees in 15 categories and cast your vote today!

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

Make your nominations for this year's awards in 15 categories, from encoding to webcasting.

The 2012 Streaming Media Dream Team

It's time once again to celebrate the people who made our industry great in the past year and continue to drive innovation. Presenting the 12 new inductees to the Streaming Media Dream Team!

Listen Up Hollywood: Copy Protection Needs to Go

It's time to give the people what they want and let them enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

Editor's Note: Big Time

Streaming Media is expanding, with a bigger Sourcebook, the new Streaming Media Producer site, and soon a Streaming Media app for iOS and Android.

Introducing Streaming Media Producer

Our new website shines a spotlight on the issues and challenges facing professional online video producers, featuring tutorials, reviews, and behind-the-scenes looks at successful productions

Streaming Tank Webcasts McLaren, Britain's Got Talent

London-based Streaming Tank has grown exponentially the last six years, and now has a client roster including Coca-Cola, Starbucks, McLaren, and Britain's Got Talent

2012 Streaming Media Sourcebook Editor's Note

We're growing the Streaming Media brand with Streaming Media Producer and an expanded Buyer's Guide section in this year's Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook.

HLS Was the Topic du Jour at IBC

Streaming protocols are getting people talking and the buzz is loudest about Apple HTTP Live Streaming.

Sky Teams with Zeebox

Sky will integrate Zeebox platform into its own mobile apps; also takes a 10% equity stake in Anthony Rose's company

Netflix Launches in U.K. and Ireland

Netflix set to compete with LoveFilm and others in offering streaming content via PCs, mobiles, and connected devices

2011 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Winners

Here are your picks for the top technologies, products, and companies, announced last week at Streaming Media Europe in London

Streaming Media Europe Preview

With the addition of Connected Home and keynotes from YouTube and Virgin Media, this year's Streaming Media Europe promises to be bigger and better than ever

Online Video Strategies Preview: A Video Conference Like no Other

With a focus on how-to for people who are using video but aren't online video experts, Online Video Strategies is one-of-a-kind

Social TV: The Television Will Not be Revolutionised

Zeebox, the new venture from former YouView CTO Anthony Rose, promises to let viewers interact with television and other viewers via their tablets. Problem is, TV viewing is still fundamentally an asocial experience.

Announcing the 2011 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 4,000 readers cast more than 14,000 votes. Click to see who the top three in each category are, and join us at Streaming Media Europe to find out the winners.

Nomination Deadline Extended for Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

Haven't submitted a nomination yet for the 2011 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards? You've still got time!

My Kingdom for a Curator!

Curation is no longer the realm of academia, museums, and galleries. We're all curators now.

The 2011 Streaming Media Dream Team

As the Streaming Media Dream Team enters its third year, we find ourselves honouring more and more new faces while still finding that there are plenty of names from online video's "old guard" that deserve recognition.

RealNetworks Reboots with Upgraded Helix Server

Fighting misconceptions, RealNetworks comes out with a new version of Helix Universal Media Server—and a new attitude

2011 Editors' Picks for the Best in Streaming Video

What do the Apple iPad, Telestream Wireless, and WebM have in common? They're all winners in our book.

Editor's Note: Embrace the Chaos

Whether you're talking video formats, connected devices, or HTML5 vs. Flash, the world of online video is a mess. And that's a good thing.

Make Your Nominations Now for the 2011 Streaming Media Dream Team

Submit your picks now for our annual list of the "Who's Who of Online Video in Europe"

Editor's Note: Got to Be Real

The 2010 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Award Winners

Editor's Note: Got to Be Real

As the success of Funny or Die demonstrates, a successful social media strategy is all about an authentic relationship with your audience

Nordic Media Summit Brings Togethers Scandinavian Online Video Leaders

The event, organized by Xstream, will feature speakers from Aftonbladet, Ekstra Bladet, TV2 Norway, and Microsoft.

The 2010 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

3,400 voters. 12,700 votes. 13 winners.

VBrick Brings Streaming to Unified Communications

OCS Streaming Gateway and Enterprise Media System integrates streaming video into Microsoft Office Communicator and SharePoint

Announcing the 2010 European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in, and here are the top three vote-getters in each of this year's 12 categories.

Editor's Note: It Is What It Is

Hat Trick

Unicorn Introduces Media-as-a-Service 4.0

Among other changes, the new version of Unicorn Media's platform offers multiple users within a single account, each with their own access rules

2010 Readers' Choice Awards

We're now accepting nominations for the 2010 European Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, to be given at this year's Streaming Media Europe in London

iPad and HTML5 Support: Hype or Reality?

A new survey-based report by StreamingMedia.com's Jan Ozer reveals just how widespread iPad and HTML5 Video support is today, and how prevalent it will be in the next 18 months.

TeliaSonera Chosen to Webcast Eurovision Finals by Russian Broadcaster

Russia's in the Eurovision finals, and supporters will be able to watch online around the globe

Introducing Our Latest Site, OnlineVideo.net

OnlineVideo.net is "StreamingMedia.com" for the rest of the world

Editors' Picks 2010: The Best of the Best

Our annual list of the most innovative, important, and just plain coolest stuff in online video

Editor's Note: International Affairs

This is the sixth issue we've published since we brought Streaming Media magazine to Europe, but I have to admit it feels like it's the one where we've finally hit our stride.

The 2010 Streaming Media Dream Team

Since last year's Streaming Media Dream Team marked our first attempt to honour the leading lights in the world of online video and audio, we cast our net both wide and deep. So it was no surprise, really, that many of the names on the list were, well, no surprise.

Editor's Note: Right On The Money

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2010 Streaming Media Europe Dream Team

It's time once again for you to nominate the top players in the online video world for possible inclusion on the annual Streaming Media Europe Dream Team.
Thurs., Jan. 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

ViVu Brings Video Collaboration to Skype

VuRoom lets Skype users initiate multi-participant videoconferences including slides, embedded video, and desktop sharing.
Wed., Jan. 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Smartnering

Live from San Jose: Streaming Media West and the Online Video Platform Summit

We'll be streaming Jeremy Allaire's keynote from the Online Video Platform Summit as well as the Readers' Choice Awards reception on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Fri., Nov. 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

VidCompare Puts Online Video Platform Comparison Shopping At Your Fingertips

Launched last month, the VidCompare site lets users search and compare from among 58 online video platform providers to find the solution that best fits their needs.
Mon., Nov. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Coming In February: The 2010 Streaming Media Industry Sourcebook

It's our biggest and (we hope) best issue of the year. But don't take our word for it; click here to see what one of our Streaming Media magazine subscribers has to say about it.
Thurs., Oct. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Who Says Print is Dead?

Encoding.com Brings Cloud Transcoding to the Desktop

Users can now drag and drop files into an Adobe AIR application right on their desktops, with transcoding taking place in the cloud.
Thurs., Oct. 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The Envelope Please: The 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners

The winners of the inaugural Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards were announced last night at Streaming Media Europe.

Conference Preview: Streaming Media Europe 2009

Keynotes from Disney, ITN On, informitv, and the IAB UK highlight this year's event, coming up in London in October. Click here for video interviews with two of the keynoters.

Announcing the 2009 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

More than 5,500 votes were cast for more than 200 products—here are the top three vote-getters in each category.
Mon., Sept. 7, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

BitGravity and Episodic Partner with Showtime for International MMA Webcast

BitGravity and Episodic are helping Showtime deliver the first global Strikeforce: All Access event on Saturday, with multiple camera feeds and social media integration.
Fri., Aug. 14, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Blame It on the Blockbuster

Why do we focus on what online isn't built to do—the big blockbuster video event?

Adobe Strobe Goes Open Source

Now called Open Source Media Framework, Adobe's Strobe aims to help developers more easily build media players optimized for the Flash platform.
Tues., July 21, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The Reinvention of ViewCast

Long known as a hardware company, ViewCast is redefining itself as a complete media management offering since its acquisition of Ancept Media Server earlier this year.
Mon., July 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Delve Introduces Self-Service Online Video Platform

Basic, but not bare-bones, Delve's new service offers a solid entry point for customers to get in the online video game.
Mon., July 13, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Voting Now Open For The First Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards

In the only awards program of its kind in our industry, winners will be chosen by end users themselves. Vote today!
Mon., July 6, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Accordent Introduces Completely New Version of Media Management System

Rebuilt from the ground up using Microsoft's .NET framework, Accordent Media Management System V 3 offers expanded reporting capabilities, increased scalability, and more flexibility.
Tues., June 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

RealNetworks Announces Linux Netbook Licensing Agreement

RealPlayer for Mobile Devices can now be pre-installed on Linux Instant-On OS Netbooks, including Ubuntu devices.
Tues., June 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Tremor Media Introduces New Interactive Ad Format

Called vChoice, the format includes a menu of clickable options after a short teaser.
Tues., June 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Announcing the Inaugural European Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards

In the only awards program of its kind, end users and consumers will vote for the best of the online video industry in a dozen categories.
Fri., May 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Elemental Introduces GPU-Based Video Processing System

Already in use at Brightcove, the beta Elemental Server uses massively parallel GPUs for H.264 and VC-1 output.
Wed., May 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

More News Now on StreamingMedia.com

We'll now be delivering more breaking news, in addition to the features, reviews, how-to articles, and analysis we've always offered.
Wed., May 20, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Qumu Releases Open-Source Silverlight Mutlicast Plug-In

New plug-in developed by Qumu and Microsoft enables multicast for Silverlight in enterprise deployments.
Mon., May 11, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

NAB 2009 Highlights

Attendance was down, but that was good news for people who made the trip to NAB this year. Easy access to vendors provided plenty of "eureka" moments, particularly in the areas of mobile video and automated transcoding.
Tues., April 28, by Tim Siglin and Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

The 2009 Streaming Media Dream Team

Our picks for the most influential, innovative, and important people in the European online video space.

Editor's Note: Bullish on Online Video

Despite the struggling economy, the world of online video is still a good place to be.

Editor's Note: No Limits

Live webcasts of President Obama's inauguration revealed the promise and limitations of streaming media.

Nominations Now Open for the 2009 Streaming Media Dream Team

We’re looking for you to nominate the top players in the online video game for the inaugural Streaming Media Dream Team.
Tues., Feb. 3, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: User-Generated Politics

How the YouTube generation turned the 2008 Presidential election upside-down, and not just for the Obama campaign.
Mon., Jan. 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

CDNetworks, Widevine Announce Partnership

CDNetworks customers now have access to Widevine's DRM solutions, which cover Windows Media, Silverlight, and Flash, in addition to QuickTime and Real.
Fri., Jan. 9, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Standard Time

DRM and video formats and players are among the most hotly debated topics in streaming media. But the question those in the field should really be asking is, "Why have competing video formats at all?"

London Calling: Streaming Media Europe Preview

Four high-profile keynote speakers—from the BBC, Vodafone, MTV, and Dailymotion—lead the way as Streaming Media Europe moves forward.

Editor's & Publisher's Note: Growing Up

As Streaming Media magazine expands into Europe, its editor and publisher look back at its past an forward to its future.

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

The votes are in—all 3,893 of them—and the finalists have been chosen for the 2008 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards. Read on to see which companies, products, and services topped readers' lists this year.
Fri., Aug. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: No Doubt

The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards and other announcements from the editor's desk

Readers' Choice Awards Voting Opens Today

Voting opens today for our second annual awards. Almost 200 products and services have been nominated in 20 categories. Each voter will be entered to win an 8GB iPhone.
Mon., July 28, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Nomination Period for Readers' Choice Awards Extended

Due to popular demand, the nominations process will now remain open until Friday, July 25, and reader voting will begin on Monday, July 28.
Tues., July 22, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Call for Nominations

Last year, more than 3,000 people voted in the inaugural Readers' Choice Awards. This year's awards feature a new, expanded list of categories. Nominations are due by July 21, so get yours in today.
Thurs., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Don't Call It a Comeback

Whether his venture succeeds or fails, the involvement of an A-list Hollywood star like David Caruso in a streaming video startup says volumes about the level of attention online video is receiving these days.

A Whole New Lexicon: David Caruso Launches Online Video Company

CSI: Miami actor David Caruso has joined forces with two streaming industry veterans, Nils Lahr—one of the original architects of Windows Media—and Frank Nein, to launch a new online video initiative, Lexicon Digital.
Tues., June 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: Beyond the Bottom Line

As StreamingMedia.com celebrates 10 years, Oprah and Operation MySpace make webcasting history.

Editor's Note: Continuing Education

Our goal in the streaming industry should be for video to be just another business and communication tool, like the fax machine. Streaming's not there yet, but the 4EVER Group's video clips remind us that the tools of our trade have become both ubiquitous and simple enough that people are able to use them while still focusing on the tools of their trades.

Coming Soon: The Streaming Media All-Stars

This year, Streaming Media magazine will honor the most influential people from the past 10 years, and we're looking for help from you.
Tues., Jan. 29, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Streaming Media Europe: It's About Quality, Not Quantity

London—on its best weather behavior—was the setting for this week’s European event. Though the show is considerably smaller than its U.S. counterparts, the quality of the conference sessions themselves often surpassed what we get stateside.

Editor's Note: Is There Anybody Alive Out There?

Like so many other albums, Bruce Springsteen's Magic "leaked" almost a month before its release date, to the chagrin of the record label and the delight of fans. But as people download more content in solitude, either legally or illegally, are we losing out on something more important?
Tues., Oct. 2, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Wowza Media Continues to Grow

Approaching 1,500 licensees, the Wowza Media Server has become a bona fide competitor to Flash Media Server by offering solid performance at a reduced price.
Tues., July 10, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Pando Introduces Streaming Service

The popular peer-to-peer file sharing platform claims it has more than 8 million users. It’s now pursuing content publishers to reach that installed base with its Pando Publisher streaming service.
Mon., June 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

New Kids in Town: Adobe Media Player and Microsoft Silverlight take online video into new territory

Adobe Media Player and Microsoft Silverlight take online video into a new territory.

Editor's Note: Hot Enough for Ya?

Whether you were a content publisher or a technology geek, there was a palpable sense that Streaming Media East was the place to be this year.

Streaming Media East 2007: Emphasis on the Enterprise

Announcements from Accordent and Media Publisher highlight the news coming out of Streaming Media East this week, sending a clear message that enterprise streaming is as strong as ever.
Tues., May 15, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Microsoft Announces Silverlight Streaming and More at MIX07

In the opening keynote of its second annual developer and designer conference in Las Vegas, Microsoft revealed more details about Silverlight, including Silverlight Streaming and some very cool features in Expression Media Encoder.
Mon., April 30, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

NAB 2007: Major Announcements from Microsoft and Adobe Shake Up the World of Online Video

With Microsoft’s introduction of Silverlight and Adobe’s announcement of the Adobe Media Player, it’s the beginning of a whole new era in online video delivery and consumption.
Mon., April 16, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Commentary--Viacom vs. GooTube: Napster All Over Again?

Viacom's lawsuit against Google and YouTube is no surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that those in the entertainment industry still don't seem to understand that content sharing helps them more than hurts them.
Mon., Mar. 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: You Who?

Time and the technology behind user-generated content

Neal Page, Founder and CEO of Inlet Technologies

Streaming Media Then and Now

Microsoft Announces Windows Presentation Foundation Everywhere and Expression Studio

New tools for video encoding and management, as well as cross-platform rich media integration, show renewed commitment to video in Redmond.
Mon., Dec. 4, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Editor's Note: The More Things Change...

Excellence in the Enterprise

In the enterprise, however, the ROI is proven, as the following case studies—think of this article as a “virtual panel presentation,” if you will—attest. The experiences of each organization—Lockheed Martin, Target, Verizon, and Wachovia—reveal different challenges and successes in the enterprise space.

Excellence in the Enterprise

Four streaming pros share their expertise and the lessons they've learned in implementing successful video communications initiatives in their organizations.

Internap Acquires VitalStream

The network services provider agreed to purchase the CDN in a stock-only deal valued at $217 million.
Thurs., Oct. 12, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Ben Waggoner, Program Manager, Microsoft Codec Team

What's New in Windows Media

Rod Bacon, President and Co-founder of Media Publisher, Inc.

Streaming in the Enterprise

Shelly Palmer, Author of Television Disrupted

Network TV vs. Networked TV

Limelight Networks and Panther Express Each Announce Major Funding Rounds

Goldman Sachs invests $130 million in Limelight Networks, while Greylock funds Panther Express with $6 million.
Wed., July 26, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

Scot McLernon, SVP of Advertising, CBS Digital Media

The Online Video Advertising Landscape

Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

More than a year after settling with Microsoft, it's déjà vu all over again as the two companies battle it out in court over Burst's video and audio delivery patents.
Wed. April 19, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen