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Wowza Ninja App Challenge Starts Today!

November 12, 2014 by Jamie Sherry

Do you have an idea for a custom mobile app that utilizes the Wowza Streaming Engine REST API? Now is the time to submit it! The Wowza Ninja App Challenge kicks off today! 

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Elemental Connects with Wowza Streaming Engine

November 7, 2014 by Chris Cross

Creating a workflow for live streaming large-scale events can be an enormously complex task. Broadcasters and other content providers have a multitude of choices in building out infrastructure that can efficiently and effectively format and distribute live video to consumers in a multiscreen world. In approaching the implementation of multiscreen service offerings, having confidence in the interoperability amongst components in the video delivery the workflow is key. This eases the way for video operators to focus on providing the best viewing experience possible to consumers.

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Umphrey’s McGee Fall Tour Streamed by TourGigs

October 27, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

TourGigs is an in-house production and distribution company that makes live concerts available to viewers on the day of or a few days afterwards. They bring the concert experience to you, when it’s convenient for you. During a time when instant access is everything, this ability to watch your favorite artist or band when and where you want is crucial.

TourGigs’ latest feature includes the Umphrey’s McGee Fall Tour. The streams will include high-quality HD camera angles and a crisp sound that will make it feel like you are live in the audience. The tour includes eleven shows, all of which will be streamed on the TourGigs website immediately following the end of each concert. 

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Corporate Counsel Elliot Miller to speak at ACC Annual Meeting in New Orleans

October 21, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Corporate Counsel Elliot Miller will speak at the 2014 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting, held this year in New Orleans from October 28-31. The ACC Annual Meeting is the largest annual gathering of in-house attorneys from all over the world, and offers a wide range of corporate legal education and insights. 

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The Beginning of the End

October 16, 2014 by Dave Stubenvoll

Cable may not be dead, but it certainly looks terminal. HBO announced a standalone streaming service to begin in 2015. HBO GO without a cable subscription.

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HEVC and Wowza Transcoder: when bandwidth is an issue and quality is a must

October 7, 2014 by Jamie Sherry

Here at Wowza we are constantly watching evolving technologies and looking at ways to innovate in the ever complex streaming video workflow. To help with bandwidth-constraints where the content will be consumed, you can use High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, which is one of several evolving video compression technology standards. 

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Wowza makes the list for innovation in online video streaming

October 6, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

We are pleased to announce that we have been named to Streaming Media’s “Streaming Media 100” list for the third consecutive year. This year’s list is very diverse and recognizes the leading companies in the streaming media space. The judges for this list include Streaming Media’s editorial and publishing staff and use a ranking system to determine the final list of companies.

It is a great honor to be recognized in this space and will be a huge motivation to continue to grow and lead in the online video streaming industry. 

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Grow your live streaming audience from thousands to millions in 90 seconds flat

October 3, 2014 by Jamie Sherry

You have a very important live streaming event coming up that requires reliable delivery to a large and widely distributed audience.  You are a Wowza customer.  You are an Akamai customer.  You are in luck!  

Reliable live streaming delivery to audiences large and wide requires a distributed edge network.  You have several options for connecting your Wowza Streaming Engine origin to and an edge network.  One of the simplest and most effective methods is to use a Content Delivery Network (CDN), such as the Akamai Intelligent Platform. Akamai is the world's largest CDN providing superior scalability, reliability, availability and reach.

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Vote for Wowza in the 2014 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards

September 30, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

Voting just opened for the 2014 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards and we are pleased to announce that we are nominees in the Media Server category for Wowza Streaming Engine™, and the Encoding Software category for Wowza GoCoder™. Wowza Media Server®, now Wowza Streaming Engine, won the Media Server category in 2013 and we hope to repeat this year. Please take a moment to cast your vote for Wowza here

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Wowza helps CERN celebrate 60th anniversary

September 29, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

September 29, 2014 marks CERN’s, European Organization for Nuclear Research, 60th anniversary as an organization and they had a celebration worth remembering. An official ceremony was held which included politicians from 35 countries all around the world to come together and honor this milestone. CERN is known for bringing scientists together from all over the globe to collaborate and research some of physics most complex and important issues and discoveries.

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