Leading online video pub Streaming Media just announced finalists for its coveted European "Readers' Choice" Awards. And, I am pleased to report that my company, Sorenson Media, is a finalist in 2 categories -- "Best Cloud Video Service" (for Squeeze Cloud) and "Best Transcoding Solution" (for Squeeze and Squeeze Server, enterprise edition). Last year we proudly took home the "Best Transcoding Solution" prize in Europe -- and we also swept the US "Readers' Choice Awards" with 3 big wins (including "Best Online Video Technology Company"). Winners for the European awards will be announced on October 16.
These awards matter. A lot. Why? Because users of online video products/services/technology decide who is the best -- not the pundits themselves.