The Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards has grown along with the industry. Back when we first gave the awards in 2007, we had 16 categories in which 120 nominations were submitted. In 2017, we’ve
got 31 categories that reflect both the Streaming Media and Streaming Media
Producer editorial purviews, and a total of 289 nominees.
This year’s contest drew more than 37,000 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, even perhaps 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,
Calif., and we present them for posterity here. 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—DVEO, LiveU, Teradek, Harmonic, and Magewell.