Announcing New Awards Program: Streaming Media All-Stars

In the April/May issue of Streaming Media magazine, we’ll be announcing the first annual Streaming Media All-Stars—the 25 people who’ve done the most to advance, evangelize, and expand online video and audio—and we want you to help us pick the team.’s Editor Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen is leading the awards program and needs your help.

We’re looking for both familiar faces and unsung heroes. We’re looking for visionaries and tough-minded realists, for industry veterans and recent disruptors. However you describe them, they’re the people who’ve made this industry what it is, whether their contribution has come in the way of new technology, innovative delivery, or a whole new way of looking at online video and audio.

Because this is the inaugural Streaming Media All-Star team, we’ll be honoring 25 people who’ve had the most impact on streaming media over the last 10 years. We know there are more than 25 individuals, so in the future, we’ll focus primarily on current movers and shakers, but now is the time to acknowledge the people who are of true historic importance. While I am not leading the awards program, it is my hope that we will acknowledge those who don’t normally get a lot of credit or who’s credit usually goes to the CEO or executive in the company, even when it was the person in the trenches who really did the work. This is not about giving out an award to whomever has the best title or the most well known, but rather those who have made a real impact on the industry and have helped move our industry forward.

The Streaming Media editorial staff will put together the final All-Star team roster in time for NAB and Streaming Media East 2008. But we can’t do it alone, so we’re looking for nominations from you.

Just click here and enter the name of your All-Star nominee and a short description of why you think he or she deserves recognition.

The cutoff date for nominations will be February 11. No nominations will be accepted after 11:59 p.m., February 11, 2008. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Eric at