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Wowza Media Systems named as People’s Choice winner in Next Up Awards

June 22, 2015 by Dave Stubenvoll

It’s awesome to be recognized by our peers! The Boulder and Denver Software Clubs recently named Wowza the 2015 People’s Choice winner in the Pitchers category (made up of companies with more than 50 employees on LinkedIn), plus awarded us with second place in the Judge’s Choice contest. These awards are especially meaningful because we're in business to help others succeed; we're overjoyed at the voters' message that we're on the right track. 

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Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.2 has been released!

June 16, 2015 by Jamie Sherry

It’s time for another release of Wowza Streaming Engine software! This version is packed full of innovative new features. Our philosophy is to write solid code and release often. Sometimes our releases are small, with just a few enhancements or fixes, and other times they include industry-changing breakthroughs—or at least we hope so. The Wowza Streaming Engine engineering team has been hard at work since our last release and we are very excited to share with you what is available in version 4.2.

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Enterprise video platforms are expanding live streaming capabilities with Wowza

June 16, 2015 by Carlos Perez

Look across enterprise, media, entertainment, and, of course, the consumer space—it's evident that live streaming is exploding. Use cases including webcasting, distance learning, live events of every flavor, and personal broadcasting are hitting the headlines. And inevitably, providers are working to build these capabilities into their offerings. Delivering live streaming well is easier said than done. Live is difficult. Complexities include managing bandwidth, formats, latency, and changing conditions.

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Are You Ready to Go Over the Top?

June 8, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

I was recently invited to be a panelist at the SVG College Sports Summit in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss how the over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere era has put content in viewers' hands—no matter where they are or what devices they're using. To quote from the panel description, “whether your fans are on their laptop, using a streaming media device hooked up to their television, or checking their smartphone, is your channel everywhere it needs to be?”

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Market observations on media servers

June 5, 2015 by Chris Knowlton

Cisco estimates that IP video traffic will grow threefold by 2018. With much of video being streamed to desktops, TVs, and devices, this is a great time to be in the streaming media software business—right? For Wowza, it definitely is. If you’ve noticed fewer options in this space, though, you might be wondering…

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Live Streaming for Education: Beyond the Lecture Hall

May 26, 2015 by Matthew Rossi

Anyone who has spent time around young people recently knows how big a role video plays in their daily lives. And it's not just for entertainment: 77 percent of colleges offer online courses, and more than one in four students at Title IV institutions enroll in distance-education courses.

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You asked and we answered!

May 21, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

At Wowza we know that streaming isn’t easy. We simplify the process the best we can, but sometimes there are still lingering questions when you're getting up and running. These are the answers to some questions we hear the most.

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Wowza LIVE from NAB

May 8, 2015 by Ryan Jespersen

This was a momentous year at NAB for Wowza and featured a number of “firsts”. Check out all of our experiences at NAB, and read an in-depth look at how we live streamed with Wowza Streaming Cloud from the show.

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Expanded certification between Wowza Streaming Engine and Akamai

April 30, 2015 by Jamie Sherry

For more than two years Wowza Streaming Engine has been certified by Akamai to publish directly to the Akamai CDN. And now we're very excited to announce that the certification required to use Wowza Streaming Engine with Akamai Media Services Live has been expanded to make interoperability even easier.

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NAB 2015 Recap

April 29, 2015 by Wowza Media Systems

NAB 2015 was a great success for the Wowza team! We met with a lot of people that are enthusiastic about streaming and are excited to start or continue using Wowza technology to accomplish these projects.

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