MEDFORD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Streaming Media magazine is proud to announce the selection of the first annual Streaming Media All-Stars—the unsung heroes who’ve worked behind the scenes to move the online video industry forward over the past ten years. From more than 130 nominations, Streaming Media editors picked the 25 people who’ve had the most significant impact in the field, be it due to technological innovation, business acumen, or a selfless commitment to helping others learn what online video could do for them, long before it had become mainstream.
“We weren’t interested in giving attention to the people who’ve already gotten credit in the eyes of the public,” says Streaming Media editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen. “Instead, we wanted to honor the people who’ve been doing the work in the trenches, the ones who’ve been around since the beginning and stuck with online video even when it was an uphill battle.” While future All-Star teams will highlight current leaders in the industry, the magazine’s staff wanted the inaugural team to reflect a historical perspective.
“I suppose if you extend the baseball metaphor, these 25 people would really make up the streaming media hall of fame,” says Schumacher-Rasmussen.
The winners will be announced in the April/May 2008 issue of the magazine, which celebrates ten years of StreamingMedia.com and the Streaming Media conferences and trade shows. (See http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=9954 for the complete article announcing the awards.) The awards will be given at the Streaming Media East show in New York in May, with a limited number of baseball card sets available to attendees; each card features an All-Star and a list of his or her most significant achievements.
The Streaming Media All-Star awards are sponsored by RipCode (www.ripcode.com).
Here’s the roster of the 2008 Streaming Media All-Star team:
Congratulations to all the winners.
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 (including Streaming Media magazine). Lead 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.