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Streaming Media Announces its Reader's Choice Awards at Tonight's Reception During Streaming Media West

Streaming Media magazine has released the winners of its annual Reader’s Choice Awards at tonight’s special reception at Streaming Media West 2009. More than 5,000 Streaming Media magazine and StreamingMedia.com readers voted on this year’s award nominees. Readers cast their votes on the top performing vendors in each of 22 different categories related to online video and streaming solutions in today’s marketplace.

"The Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards are the only awards of their kind in the online video industry," says Streaming Media magazine editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. "While other awards focus exclusively on content, this is the only awards program that honors the technology that makes it all possible, and it's definitely the only one where the people decide who wins. And this year, more than 5,000 votes were cast for more than 200 nominees. Clearly, people care deeply about the tools they use to get their jobs done."

Here is the complete list of winners and finalists in each category. The winner’s names are in bold at the top of each list:

Best Online Video Startup Company – Content
EffinFunny, Legend of Neil
Invodo, Invodo Product Video Library
Purchase Brothers, Escape from City 17

Best Online Video Startup Company – Technology
Livestream, Livestream
Boinx, BoinxTV
Encoding.com

Best Streaming Innovation
Wowza Media Server 2 Advanced
Adobe Dynamic Streaming
Microsoft Smooth Streaming

Encoding Software (over $1000)
Rhozet Carbon Coder
Inlet Technologies Fathom
Telestream FlipFactory

Encoding Software (under $1000)
Sorenson Squeeze
Adobe Media Encoder CS4
Microsoft Expression Encoder

Enterprise Video Platform
Accordent Technologies Rich Media Communications Suite
Kontiki Delivery Management System
VBrick EtherneTV

Global CDN
Akamai
Highwinds
Level 3
Limelight

Hardware Encoder (HD)
Digital Rapids StreamZ HD
Telestream Pipeline HD Dual
ViewCast Niagara 7500

Hardware Encoder (SD)
ViewCast Niagara Pro II
Digital Rapids StreamZ/DRC-Stream
VBrick H.264 Appliance

Live Video Streaming Platform
Livestream
Justin.tv
Ustream

Online Video Platform (free)
YouTube
Blip.tv
Vimeo

Online Video Platform (Premium)
Brightcove
Kaltura
Sorenson 360

Portable Live Encoding Appliance
NewTek TriCaster
Digital Rapids TouchStream
ViewCast GoStream SURF

Regional (North American) Delivery Network
Streaming Media Hosting
PowerStream
StreamGuys

Reporting and Analytics Solution
Skytide Insight for Flash Video Players
Accordent Media Management System
Omniture Site Catalyst

Search and Indexing Platform
RAMP (formerly EveryZing) MediaCloud
Digitalsmiths VideoSense 2.0
Gotuit VideoMarker Pro

Server Hardware/Software
Wowza Media Server Pro
Adobe Flash Media Server 3.5
Microsoft IIS7 Media Services 3.0

Streaming Music Solution
Live365
Last.fm
Pandora

Transcoding SaaS
Multicast Media Technologies Multicast Transcoding
Encoding.com
mPOINT

Video Advertising Management Platform
Eyeblaster
Tremor Media Acudeo
YuMe ACE

Video Advertising Network
Tremor Media
BBE
YuMe

Webcasting/Presentations Solutions
Sonic Foundry Mediasite 5.1
Accordent Technologies Capture Station
ON24 Webcast Center

About Streaming Media

Streaming Media, an Information Today Inc. company, is a diversified news media company serving and educating the streaming media industry and community. Originally founded in 1998, the company was sold by Penton Media to Information Today Inc. in December of 2002. Our business consists of three core areas: StreamingMedia.com, exhibitions and conferences, and research and publications. Led by a team of recognized industry experts, 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.

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