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The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners
Faces familiar and new were among the winners announced Wednesday evening at the Streaming Media West in San Jose, Calif.
Thurs., Sept. 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
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[Editor's Note: This year, we've decided to abstain from any editorial comment on the winners, so as not to appear to endorse one product over another. We think the readers' votes speak for themselves, and we congratulate all the winners and finalists. The complete list of all the finalists in each category is available here.]

Nearly 300 people were on hand last night at the Saint Claire Hotel, just across the street from the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose to celebrate the announcement of this year's Readers' Choice Awards winners. (All but one, that is. We announced the winner in the Regional [European] Content Delivery Service Provider category at Streaming Media Europe on October 16.)

And the winners are...

Content Protection/DRM Solution
- BuyDRM KeyOS

Encoding Hardware
- ViewCast Osprey-700e HD

Encoding Software
- Sorenson Squeeze

Global Content Delivery Network (non P2P)
- Limelight Networks

Internet TV Platform
- Adobe Media Player

Internet TV Set-Top Box
- Apple TV

IPTV Hardware
- VBrick EtherneTV 4.2

Mobile Video Platform
- Qik

P2P Delivery Network
- Pando Networks content Delivery Suite

Regional (North American) Content Delivery Service Provider (non P2P)
- PowerStream

Regional (European) Content Delivery Network
Jet Stream

Reporting and Analytics
- WebTrends Analytics

Search and Indexing Platform
- Digitalsmiths VideoSense

Server Hardware/Software
- Wowza Media Server Pro

Streaming Radio Solution
- Live365
[Note: At the awards reception in San Jose, this award was mistakenly given to Wowza's Shoutcast to Flash offering. We apologize for the error.]

User-Generated Content Platform
- YouTube

Video Advertising Network
- BrightRoll Video Ad Network & Videostitial Unit

Video Advertising Platform
- SpotXchange

Webcasting Platform
- Sonic Foundry Mediasite

Webconferencing Platform
- WebEx

See here for a list of finalists in each category.

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