Vote in the 2023 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards
A lot has changed since we presented the first Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards at Streaming Media West in San Jose in 2007. Nobody was using the acronym "OTT," and if you talked about the cloud, most people assumed you were referring to the weather. For our inaugural awards, just over 3,000 readers cast their votes for 120 products and services, and of the 16 categories back then, only five are still in play today (can you guess which ones they are?).
When you vote in this year's Readers' Choice Awards—which you can do beginning today—you can choose from more than 120 nominees in 18 categories from analytics and cloud encoding to SSAI and video quality metrics. This year, recognizing the tremendous growth of cloud production workflows, we've added a new category, Cloud Video Production Platform. To come up with the list of nominees, we solicited entries from our readers, then vetted the list to make sure the right products were in the right categories. It's not a perfect process, so if you see a product that's missing from any category, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll add it if it's appropriate.
Anyone can vote, with one caveat—employees of nominated companies can't vote for their own products and services. That's designed to even the playing field a bit, so that a 1,000-employee company doesn't have an unfair advantage over a 100-employee organization. Voting HAS BEEN EXTENDED until September 30, and, soon after, we'll announce the finalists—the three top vote-getters in each category.
We'll announce them here and in the November/December issue of Streaming Media Magazine.
Submit your vote now!
What's your favorite streaming tool, tech, or service? What is the year's biggest innovation? It's time to make your nominations for the only awards in the online video industry that are chosen by end users.
The readers have spoken! Here are the top technical solutions of 2022, as determined by none other than the readers of Streaming Media.
More than 1,600 readers voted in 22 categories. We'll announce the winners at Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach on November 16, but here's a tease—the top three vote-getters in each category. And you just might be surprised at the names you see.