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Insights and updates from the streaming experts

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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SecureToken now supports all playback formats

September 29, 2014 by Jamie Sherry

We are excited to announce enhancements to the SecureToken offering in Wowza Streaming Engine.  In addition to the current support for Flash-based (RTMP) content, SecureToken now supports all playback formats, dramatically increasing the opportunities to leverage this security method.

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JVC joins Works With Wowza!

September 24, 2014 by Chris Cross

It’s amazing that we launched the Works With Wowza partner program just six short months ago. I have been impressed by all our partners and thrilled to hear how customers take advantage of the integration and tested support so simplify their workflow.

Now this partner program has expanded to include capture/video inputs with JVC. Learn more.

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Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn Enhancements Further Increase Flexibility within Wowza Streaming Engine

September 8, 2014 by Jamie Sherry

In order to continue our commitment to future-proofing Wowza software, so your video streaming thrives in any environment, we have enhanced the Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn to support more protocols to your edge servers and geographic load balancing.

The Dynamic Load Balancing AddOn provides a method for distributing connection loads between multiple Wowza Streaming Engine™ edge servers.

By supporting more protocols to your edge servers, the AddOn now provides greater flexibility and the ability to test and balance your servers to deliver the highest quality streaming experience that your viewers have come to expect.

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Top Five Things to Look Forward to at IBC

August 26, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

The International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is just a few short weeks away! I look forward to this show because of all the different activities, new products, and general excitement there is on the show floor. Here are the top 5 things I’m looking forward to this year. I hope to see you there!

1. IBC Cloud Solutions area

This new IBC attraction features free sessions that explore the latest cloud solutions offered today. The 25-minute presentations will highlight top tier companies that are shaping the way that the industry thinks about and utilizes cloud technology. Wowza Media Systems’ VP of Product Management, Mike Talvensaari, and Senior Product Manager, Philipp Angele, will speak about bringing the benefits of cloud-based streaming to broadcasters and showcase how customer, Camcast, is using this deployment on Monday, September 15 at 2 p.m. 

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Five Reasons You Should Implement Live Streaming Now

August 21, 2014 by Chris Knowlton

What was the last event you streamed in real time? Perhaps it was a free stream from one of your favorite bands. Maybe it was live-action video gaming. For many, it might have been watching a World Cup game on a work computer or mobile phone. Whatever it was, you were participating in the growing trend of live streaming.

Over the last few years, on-demand video has become ubiquitous. Numerous reports, including recent global research from Sandvine, have shown that an ever-increasing proportion of our time has been spent watching content from on-demand video sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, DailyMotion, and others.

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