2nd Annual Streaming Media Reader's Choice Awards' Finalists Announced

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Over 4,000 Readers Submitted Ballots; Winners to be announced at Streaming Media West on September 24. Go to http://www.streamingmedia.com/readerschoice.asp for a list of finalists and further details.

Streaming Media magazine has announced the finalists for its annual Streaming Media Reader's Choice Awards. Over 4,000 readers voted on products and services in the streaming media, online video, CDN, and other categories in the 2nd annual awards competition. Streaming Media will be announcing the winners in each category on Wednesday, September 24 during the Streaming Media West conference. An awards ceremony is being held that night at 7:30 p.m. and is open to any full-conference attendee.

Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, Editor of Streaming Media magazine, was encouraged by the excellent response to the reader voting system. "This year's Readers' Choice Awards presented more than 200 different products and services from more than 150 different companies from around the world, " he said. "The fact that there's so much competition for these awards is a reflection of just how many competitive solutions are now available to consumers, enterprises, and educational institutions looking for online video solutions; the fact that nearly 4,000 Streaming Media readers voted in the awards shows just how passionately they feel about the tools they've chosen. Regardless of who the ultimate winners are, that's something we can all celebrate."

Here is the list of topic categories and finalists for 2008.

Content Protection/DRM Solution
·    BroadRamp Inc.
·    BuyDRM
·    Entriq
·    Widevine Technologies

Encoding Hardware
·    Digital Rapids
·    NewTek
·    ViewCast

Encoding Software
·    Adobe
·    Rhozet
·    Sorenson

Global Content Delivery Network (non P2P)
·    Akamai
·    Limelight Networks
·    Mirror Image Internet

Internet TV Platform
·    Adobe
·    Brightcove
·    Permission TV

Internet TV Set-Top Box
·    Apple
·    NeuLion
·    Sling Media

IPTV Hardware
·    Digital Rapids
·    Optibase
·    VBrick

Mobile Video Platform
·    Flixwagon
·    Kyte
·    Qik

P2P Delivery Network
·    Ignite
·    Kontiki
·    Pando Networks

Regional (North American) Content Delivery Service Provider (non P2P)
·    PowerStream Streaming Delivery Service
·    StreamGuys
·    Streaming Media Hosting

Regional (North American) Content Delivery Service Provider (non P2P)
·    PowerStream Streaming Delivery Service
·    StreamGuys
·    Streaming Media Hosting

Regional (UK/Europe) Delivery Network (non P2P)
·    Global-MIX
·    Jet Stream
·    Stream UK

Reporting and Analytics
·    Keynote Systems
·    Visible Measures
·    WebTrends

Search and Indexing Platform
·    Blinkx
·    Digitalsmiths
·    Gotuit

Server Hardware/Software
·    Adobe
·    Microsoft
·    Wowza Media

Streaming Radio Solution
·    Liquid Compass
·    Live365
·    Wowza Media

User-Generated Content Platform
·    Blip.tv
·    Veoh
·    YouTube

Video Advertising Network
·    BrightRoll
·    SpotXchange
·    Tremor Media Network

Video Advertising Platform
·    BlackArrow
·    Internap
·    SpotXchange

Webcasting Platform
·    Accordent Capture Station
·    IVT Media Platform 4.0
·    Sonic Foundry

Webconferencing Platform
·    Dimdim
·    Qumu
·    WebEx

For more information on the awards, or to register for a pass and attend the reception, go to http://streamingmedia.com/west/ReadersChoice.asp.

About Streaming Media

Streaming Media is dedicated to providing industry professionals and corporations utilizing digital media technology with global real-time news, resources and services through editorial, discussion lists, feature articles, and much more. http://www.streamingmedia.com

About Information Today, Inc.

Information Today, Inc. (ITI) is the parent company of Streaming Media, publisher of Streaming Media magazine, as well as other periodicals, books, directories, and online products; and is the organizer of Streaming Media East, West, and Europe and other prestigious conferences and exhibitions for the library, information & knowledge management community. http://www.infotoday.com

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