The Shortlist: 2021 European Readers' Choice Finalists

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We've counted all the votes, and we'll be announcing the winners of the 2021 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards in the Autumn issue of the European edition of Streaming Media magazine (as well as right here in late September). This year's 13th-annual awards saw nearly 200 products nominated in 16 categories, and voters cast more than 6,000 votes.

Defining these categories is always a delicate balancing act—make them too broad, and they’re meaningless; make them too narrow, and we’d need hundreds of them to cover the gamut. Each year, we evaluate the categories to make sure they’re as representative as possible of all the companies in the streaming media market, then open up the call for nominations. This year, we also drew a line in the sand and only considered companies with headquarters in Europe and the UK. (We are accepting nominations for companies based in the U.S. and rest of the world in our U.S. Readers' Choice Awards until 20 September.)

In the meantime, here's the shortlist of the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each category, in alphabetical order. Check back next month for the winners, and make sure you're subscribed to our weekly Streaming Media Europe Xtra newsletter to make sure you get the news first.

Analytics/Quality of Service Platform

  • Broadpeak – BkA100 V6.0 Video Delivery Analytics Solution
  • Edgeware – Streampilot
  • NPAW – NPAW Suite 

Best Streaming Innovation

  • 3SS – 3READY
  • ATEME – Low Latency NEA-Live JIT Packager
  • Cerberus Tech – IO

Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Services

  • castLabs – VideoToolkit
  • iSize Technologies – BitSave
  • Norigin Media – Cloudncoder

Content Delivery and Distribution

  • G-Core Labs – CDN
  • Jet-Stream – Jet-Stream Airflow MultiCDN
  • NPAW – CDN Balancer

Content Protection

  • Axinom – Axinom DRM
  • castLabs – DRMtoday
  • Irdeto – Irdeto Control

Corporate Video Platform

  • 3Q – Livestreaming solution
  • nanocosmos – nanostream Cloud
  • Tripleplay – Tripleplay TV 

Encoding/Transcoding Solution

  • G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky – Encoding services
  • MainConcept – MainConcept HEVC/H.265 SDK

Hardware/software Server

  • Edgeware – Edgeware TV server
  • Exterity – AvediaServer
  • Softvelum – Nimble Streamer

Live Streaming Platform/Service

  • Ant Media – Ant Media Server
  • G-Core Labs – streaming platform
  • nanocosmos – nanoStream Cloud

Media Asset Management

  • Cinegy – Cinegy Archive
  • Dalet – Galaxy
  • Media Distillery – Image Distillery

Mobile Video Solution

  • 3SS 3 Screen Solutions – 3READY
  • 24i Media – Smart Apps
  • Blackbird plc – Blackbird

OTT Video Platform

  • 24i Media – Smart Video
  • Agile Content – Agile OTT
  • MwareTV – Cloud Based Mware TV platform

Video Advertising Solution

  • Norigin Media – AdScan
  • ThinkAnalytics – ThinkAdvertising
  • Unified Streaming – Unified Remix AVOD

Video Player Solution/SDK

  • nanocosmos – nanoStream Player, part of nanoStream Cloud
  • Elecard – DirectShow Codec SDK
  • THEO Technologies – THEOplayer

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