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The Great Streaming Debate of 2016

September 26, 2016 by Chris Michaels

We examine the potential for streaming success or a technical gaffe with the 2016 presidential debate live streaming. 

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Wowza Nominated as APEX Tech Company of the Year

September 26, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

It’s with great pleasure that we announce Wowza has been nominated as Company of the Year at this year’s APEX Awards. The awards recognize Colorado’s technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators. The 16th Annual APEX awards ceremony will be held November 9, 2016, in Denver.

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Introducing The Streaming Show Podcast: Listen to Our First Episode

September 20, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

The Streaming Show is a podcast for anyone interested in the world of video streaming. We take commonly discussed terms, topics, and trends, and boil them down to easily understandable, and often humorous, conversations. In our inaugural episode, we're covering CDNs: how they work, why their locations are important, and more.

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The Next Best Thing Since Peanut Butter and Jelly: The MDS Streaming Appliance

September 19, 2016 by Evan Paul

My son is allergic to peanuts. I, on the other hand, can’t fathom a world without peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Although he'll likely never eat that perfect sandwich himself, I have hope that he’ll understand the perfection of the PB&J combination. He'll have a great example in the MDS streaming appliance from Wowza and NewTek. It simplifies the workflow for enterprises and educational institutions looking to produce high-quality live video and distribute seamlessly to any device.

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Twitter in a Rebuilding Year: Streaming Content Is Now the QB

September 15, 2016 by Chris Michaels

Football season is underway and we're just a few short hours from finding out if Twitter’s recent licensing deals to stream the NFL on Thursday nights will pay off. Twitter reportedly invested $10 million to get the streaming rights and make the game visible to its 800 million users—not to mention other deals with the NHL, Cheddar, MLB, MLS, Wimbledon, and several collegiate athletic conferences. Some have viewed the shift by Twitter as a signal that it’s flailing—grabbing at straws to find whatever advertising revenue it can to stay afloat, similar to what happened to Myspace many years ago. But I’m not so certain.

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Avoiding Obsolescence with Platform-Agnostic Streaming

September 8, 2016 by Chris Knowlton

Imagine: You groggily shuffle to your all-in-one coffee grinder/brewer/carafe, only to find that the grinder isn't working properly. It turns out the motor is shot and you can't get replacement parts, so now you have an obsolete component in your coffee-making workflow. You're stuck, and have to replace the whole system or buy a new grinder to keep next to your hobbled all-in-one machine. This same dilemma can affect any technology—even media streaming. Focusing on flexible and future-proof solutions will help you avoid the pain. 

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At IBC 2016, Wowza to Unveil New Products that Complete End-to-End Streaming Workflows

August 31, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

From stream encoding to delivery, APIs, and media-player options, Wowza will highlight new features and products next week at IBC in Amsterdam. If you'll be at the show, make sure to swing by the Wowza booth, 5.C42, for all the streaming action.

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Live-Streaming the Olympics: What Was Missing in Rio?

August 24, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

Flat—that's the word that comes to mind when I reflect on my Summer Olympics viewing experience, and I've heard the same from friends and colleagues. But why? What was so different this time around? Or maybe a better question is, What wasn't different enough?

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Guest Post: The Future of Closed Captioning in Live Streams

August 11, 2016 by CaptionMax

When people think of real-time captions, their first thought is usually large-scale live broadcast television events like the Academy Awards or the Super Bowl. Learn how this notion could soon change as the United States Department of Justice begins to enforce website accessibility requirements.

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Set Up, Manage, and Monitor Your Live Streams with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

August 4, 2016 by Anthony Lazaro

From configuring to tuning, deploying server software can be a headache. That’s why we built Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, a browser-based user interface for Wowza Streaming Engine software that gives you full control. Within the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, you can set up, manage, and monitor your server and streaming applications from any device, anywhere. Watch our video walkthrough and read more.

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