Author Archives for Wowza Media Systems

The Force is Strong with This One

May 4, 2017 10:05 am Published by Comments Off on The Force is Strong with This One

Wowza rebels have claimed yet another victory, forging an alliance with the Akamai System to fight the Supreme Leader's Darthfront weapon. Now, powered by kyber crystals for easy use, Wowza unveils its CDN with new pricing, smoother streaming, and fewer cache misses to deal a major blow to the Empire.


The Latency Equation for Amazing UGC User Experiences

March 21, 2017 1:03 am Published by Comments Off on The Latency Equation for Amazing UGC User Experiences

Most live UGC videos capture random moments of everyday life—that may not be inherently fascinating to the average viewer. What makes this content compelling is the ability to interact with streamers in real time, where latency must be at an absolute minimum.


Low Latency Matters in Online Gaming

March 7, 2017 8:03 am Published by Comments Off on Low Latency Matters in Online Gaming

Since interactivity and real-time video is a cornerstone of the user experience for game streaming platforms, low latency is especially important in this market. To see how successfully this is being achieved, we tested the latency of seven well-known game streaming services with publicly available platforms. Here are the results.


DeveloperWeek Hackathon 2017

February 6, 2017 6:02 am Published by Comments Off on DeveloperWeek Hackathon 2017

Wowza is sponsoring the 2017 DeveloperWeek Hackathon on February 11-12 in San Francisco, as par of the DeveloperWeek Conference and Festival. The hackathon gives developers of varying experiences with the opportunity to use our suite of dev tools and work alongside our streaming experts. Join us at the hackathon using the code DW17-OPEN when you register. You can also schedule a meeting with one of our developers or architects throughout the week here.


The Streaming Show Podcast: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

January 30, 2017 2:01 am Published by Comments Off on The Streaming Show Podcast: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

In this episode we chat with Chris Knowlton, Wowza VP and streaming industry evangelist, covering the growing interest in 360˚ virtual and augmented reality viewing experiences. In the ever-evolving landscape of live-streaming, these innovative technologies continue be the fastest growing trends, powering a range of live events and experiences, from sports to concerts and more.


CES 2017 Dreams of a VR Future

January 17, 2017 4:01 am Published by Comments Off on CES 2017 Dreams of a VR Future

CES 2017 is in the bag and this was clear: when innovation is lacking, VR is king and “experiences” are the queen. From a technology standpoint, there wasn’t a lot that blew us away. Sure there were crisp short-throw projectors, laptops with fold-out screens, an electric car faster than a Tesla, and even a smart scooter. Yes, a smart scooter. However, the vast majority of products were just marginal enhancements that we’ve already seen.


The Streaming Show Podcast: Low-Latency Streaming

December 19, 2016 3:12 am Published by Comments Off on The Streaming Show Podcast: Low-Latency Streaming

Low latency has become a hot topic within the streaming world, and it's essential to real-time interaction with video content. Listen to our latest podcast episode, where we dive into what low-latency streaming means and why it matters.


Live Mobile Streaming: Nine Tips for Success

December 7, 2016 6:12 am Published by Comments Off on Live Mobile Streaming: Nine Tips for Success

If you use Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen live video streams showing up lately in your feed. These social media platforms were already engaging, but live mobile broadcasting takes it to the next level, commanding users' attention for longer spans of time. Would you like to have that same “power of now” for your brand? Read on.


The Streaming Show Podcast: Talking Shop About APIs

November 3, 2016 6:11 am Published by Comments Off on The Streaming Show Podcast: Talking Shop About APIs

APIs are an essential part of software development, and can play a huge role in streaming video projects. Listen to our latest podcast episode, with Wowza streaming engineer Orde Hiller where we tackle the topic.


Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Wowza-Nine Years in a Row

November 2, 2016 7:11 am Published by Comments Off on Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Wowza-Nine Years in a Row

For the ninth consecutive year, readers of Streaming Media have recognized Wowza streaming technology as the industry's gold standard. Wowza Streaming Engine™ software was awarded the 2016 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award for media server technology. In addition, Wowza Streaming Cloud™ was recognized as a runner-up for the leading live-streaming platform.