The 2016 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Winners
This year, the Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards turns 10. Back in 2007, we had 16 categories, in which 120 nominations were submitted. In 2016, we have 33 categories that reflect both the Streaming Media and Streaming Media Producer editorial purviews, with a total of 280 nominees.
More than 3,000 of our readers voiced their opinions, casting a total of nearly 34,000 votes. After discarding votes from obviously phony email addresses as well as votes by employees casting ballots for their own companies’ products, we identified the winners and two runners-up in each category. Many of the names are familiar, perhaps even expected, but you’ll find more than a few surprises in the list that follows.
We announced the winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, California, and we present them here for posterity. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the voters who participated. A special thanks to the sponsors of this year’s awards—Ustream (an IBM company), LiveU, and Teradek.
Winner: Conviva—Ad Insights
Nice People At Work—Youbora
Winner: Blackmagic Design—DeckLink
AJA Video Systems—Io 4K
Telestream—Lightspeed Live Capture
Cellular Bonding Solution
Winner: Teradek—VidiU Pro
Closed Captioning Solution
Winner: 3Play Media—Closed Captioning Service
Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Service
Winner: Amazon Web Services—Elastic Transcoder
Elemental Technologies—Elemental Cloud
Content Delivery Network
Amazon Web Services—CloudFront
Verizon Digital Media Services—Edgecast Network
DRM/Access Control Service Provider
Winner: Adobe—Primetime DRM
BuyDRM—KeyOS DRM Platform
Verimatrix—VideoMark Live Profile
Education Video Platform
Winner: Kaltura—Education Video Platform
Sonic Foundry—Mediasite Video Platform
Encoding Hardware (Live)
Winner: Haivision—Makito X H.264/HEVC Encoder Series
Elemental Technologies—Elemental Live
End-to-End Workflow Solution
Winner: Ustream (an IBM Company)—Pro Broadcasting
Harmonic—VOS Cloud Media Processing Platform
Verizon Digital Media Services—uplynk Video Streaming Service
Enterprise Video Platform
Winner: Ustream (an IBM company)—Align
JW Player—JW Platform
Kaltura—Enterprise Video Platform
Winner: Blackmagic Design—Video Assist 4K
AJA Video Systems—Ki Pro Ultra
Live Streaming Platform
Winner: Ustream (an IBM Company)—Ustream
Wowza Media Systems – Wowza Streaming Cloud
Media & Entertainment Video Platform
Winner: Ustream (an IBM company)—Pro Broadcasting
Kaltura—Online Video Platform
Winner: Wowza Media Systems – Wowza Streaming Engine
Adobe – Adobe Media Server 5
Unified Streaming—Unified Origin
OTT Platform for MSO and MVPD
Winner: Adobe—Primetime OTT
Portable Live Streaming Appliance (Less than $7,000)
Winner: Livestream—Studio HD51
NewTek—TriCaster Mini HD-4
Portable Live Streaming Appliance (More than $7,000)
Winner: Haivision—KB Mini HEVC Encoder/Transcoder
NewTek—TriCaster Mini HD4-SDI
PTZ or Network-Controlled Camera
PTZOptics—PTZOptics G2 Line
Quality of Service (QoS)/Quality of Experience (QoE) Solution
Winner: Streamroot—Device-Assisted Delivery Optimization
Nice People At Work—Youbora
Small/Medium Business Video Platform
Winner: JW Player—JW Platform
Ustream (an IBM company)—Pro Broadcast
Stream Stitching/Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution
Elemental Technologies—Elemental Delta
Verizon Digital Media Services—Server-Side Ad Insertion Technologies
Video Camera (Less than $5,000)
Video Camera (More than $5,000)
Winner: Blackmagic Design—URSA 4.6K
Canon—EOS C300 Mark II
Video Optimization Solution
Winner: Beamr—Video Content Adaptive Video Optimizer
EuclidIQ—Intelligent Video Compression
MediaMelon—Content Aware Streaming
Video Player Solution/SDK
Winner: JW Player—JW Player
Bitmovin—Adaptive Streaming HTML5 Player
Video Switcher/Mixer (Less than $5,000)
Winner: Blackmagic Design—ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K
Video Switcher/Mixer (More than $5,000)
Blackmagic Design—ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K
vMix – vMix GO
VR/360° Camera/Camera System
Webcasting/Presentation Solution (Cloud)
Sonic Foundry—Mediasite Video Platform
Webcasting/Presentation Solution (On-Prem)
Wireless Video Transmitters
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