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Wowza Streaming Engine Named Best Streaming Innovation

June 24, 2014 8:06 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza Streaming Engine Named Best Streaming Innovation

We are pleased to announce that Wowza Streaming Engine won the European Readers’ Choice Award for Best Streaming Innovation 2013 at Streaming Forum 2014 in London on June 24, 2014. This marks Wowza’s seventh consecutive Readers’ Choice win. Wowza VP and Streaming Industry Evangelist, Chris Knowlton was on hand to accept the award.


Growing Demand for High-Quality Video Streaming Across Multiple Devices

June 20, 2014 7:06 am Published by Comments Off on Growing Demand for High-Quality Video Streaming Across Multiple Devices

Last week, we released some interesting survey findings revealing consumer and business preferences and expectations for video streaming. According to our survey, conducted at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas, 68 percent of respondents use 4 or more devices a day and expect access to high-quality video streaming experiences on any device. The survey also highlighted that more organizations are turning to live video streaming as a critical business tool.


Stream Live Events with Wowza and Rackspace Cloud

May 22, 2014 6:05 am Published by Comments Off on Stream Live Events with Wowza and Rackspace Cloud

Have a live event that needs to be streamed to a small audience or to the world? Or setting up recurring live events to broadcast via your site?

Join our next Works With Wowza™ webinar series to get great live event streaming tips. We will be highlighting a real case example of how TourGigs.com set up their streaming infrastructure to get new business. Read more.


Leveraging Wowza and AWS for live streaming success

May 14, 2014 11:05 am Published by Comments Off on Leveraging Wowza and AWS for live streaming success

Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for Amazon Web Services, wrote a great post on how joint customer BIMvid uses Wowza Streaming Engine on Amazon to deliver live streaming solutions for broadcasters, publishers, and events.

BIMVid is a great example of a customer utilizing industry leaders, Wowza for streaming software and Amazon for cloud services, to create and control their own streaming workflow to provide almost instantaneous scaling for optimal viewer experiences around the world and on any device to deliver high-quality content to any device.


Why Wowza Streaming Engine?

February 18, 2014 7:02 am Published by Comments Off on Why Wowza Streaming Engine?

Wowza has always been about creating technology that improves streaming. The latest version of our flagship product, Wowza Streaming Engine, carries on that tradition.

Formerly known as Wowza Media Server, our streaming server software has broken new ground many times. In the first version, released in early 2007, it provided a lower-cost, more fully-featured alternative for Flash media delivery. Version 2 saw the industry-first introduction of support for multiple traditional and adaptive streaming formats, allowing you to consolidate parallel infrastructures and reach any screen with a single, simplified video workflow. Version 3 expanded the architecture to


Five Trends from CES 2014 That Will Impact Streaming Media

January 13, 2014 8:01 am Published by Comments Off on Five Trends from CES 2014 That Will Impact Streaming Media

As always, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week gave us a look ahead at many exciting new products. While Carlos Perez and I were there, we explored the show floor to find innovative technologies that could impact streaming media this year. From all that we saw, five technology trends stood out to us as ones that will make it easier to capture, deliver, or experience streaming media in 2014.


MPEG-DASH: A bold new world for streaming?

January 7, 2014 5:01 am Published by Comments Off on MPEG-DASH: A bold new world for streaming?

MPEG-DASH, the new standard for adaptive streaming, has gotten a lot of attention lately. Does it deserve it? I think so, and here are four reasons why.

1. DASH is an international standard

2. DASH has all the features you love

3. DASH is on TV

4. DASH will "play nice" with HTML5


The Value of Second Screen Infographic

December 22, 2013 5:12 am Published by Comments Off on The Value of Second Screen Infographic

Wowza Media Systems research results of a study that explores the “second screen” behaviors of 500 television viewers. Fifty percent of those surveyed were in the highly desirable 23 to 39 age group that possesses a considerable amount of purchasing power.

Surprisingly, forty percent of respondents have engaged with a TV show’s second screen app, showing the power of engagement with second screen content since these apps are relatively small in number. 


Wowza wins 2013 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award

November 20, 2013 11:11 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza wins 2013 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award

We are so pleased to announce that Wowza Media Server has received the 2013 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award in the Media Server category. This award is particularly meaningful to us because we are being recognized by our peers and streaming media experts. 

 

Thank you to all who voted for Wowza!


Trends In Distance Learning

November 19, 2013 8:11 am Published by Comments Off on Trends In Distance Learning

College and university education is going online at a breath-taking pace. Small colleges that typically had local students are now increasing their geographic footprint with online classes. Larger universities are figuring out ways to offer degrees at lower prices. This infographic has the latest stats on how traditional and online distance learning compare and what the future may hold.


Wowza’s Significant Other & Couple of Cool Announcements

November 18, 2013 11:11 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza’s Significant Other & Couple of Cool Announcements

A big Hello! to the streaming media ecosystem out there. For those of you I haven’t yet met, I’m Carlos and I’m heading up business development here at Wowza Media Systems. 

At Wowza, our partner relationships and compatibility with organizations across the streaming media workflow are incredibly important, vital in fact....