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Insights and updates from the streaming experts

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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Farewell to JustinTV, Hello Twitch

August 18, 2014 by Dave Stubenvoll

We bid a sad farewell to JustinTV and a huge congratulations to the team for Twitch. 

JustinTV changed content on the web. As Justin Kan decided to broadcast his life 24/7, it changed the nature of video on the web, created an enormous PR explosion and took on tons of technical challenges.

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World Cup Streaming: NGENIX using Wowza to Stream on Sportbox.ru

July 7, 2014 by Chris Knowlton

As you may have noticed, streaming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ soccer matches is all the rage this summer. Fans are discovering that it is easier than ever to stream a game to their phone, tablet, computer or TV, so much so that even the biggest sports broadcasters in the world are having a hard time keeping up

Wowza customers have helped many viewers watch their favorite teams by utilizing Wowza Streaming Engine. NGENIX, the leading Content Delivery Network (CDN) service provider in Russia and the CIS, is live streaming the World Cup matches for Sportbox.ru, Russia’s #1 sports website. Sportbox.ru is also the only website in Russia that is streaming all of the games in the tournament. The broadcast can reach to approximately 10 million Internet users in Russia.

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Wowza Streaming Engine Named Best Streaming Innovation

June 24, 2014 by Wowza Media Systems

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.

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Latest Wowza Streaming Engine release enhances Works With Wowza program

June 23, 2014 by Chris Cross

I’m thrilled that my inaugural blog, not just at Wowza, but anywhere, is to share the advancements in the Works With Wowza™ partner program that come with the latest release of Wowza Streaming Engine.

The Works With Wowza partner program creates a partner ecosystem that increasingly simplifies video streaming by providing customers with tested, integrated, and supported end-to-end streaming workflow components. Read more.

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Growing Demand for High-Quality Video Streaming Across Multiple Devices

June 20, 2014 by Chris Knowlton

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.

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