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Insights and updates from the streaming experts

Twitter in a Rebuilding Year: Streaming Content Is Now the QB

September 15, 2016 by Chris Michaels

Football season is underway and we're just a few short hours from finding out if Twitter’s recent licensing deals to stream the NFL on Thursday nights will pay off. Twitter reportedly invested $10 million to get the streaming rights and make the game visible to its 800 million users—not to mention other deals with the NHL, Cheddar, MLB, MLS, Wimbledon, and several collegiate athletic conferences. Some have viewed the shift by Twitter as a signal that it’s flailing—grabbing at straws to find whatever advertising revenue it can to stay afloat, similar to what happened to Myspace many years ago. But I’m not so certain.

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Avoiding Obsolescence with Platform-Agnostic Streaming

September 8, 2016 by Chris Knowlton

Imagine: You groggily shuffle to your all-in-one coffee grinder/brewer/carafe, only to find that the grinder isn't working properly. It turns out the motor is shot and you can't get replacement parts, so now you have an obsolete component in your coffee-making workflow. You're stuck, and have to replace the whole system or buy a new grinder to keep next to your hobbled all-in-one machine. This same dilemma can affect any technology—even media streaming. Focusing on flexible and future-proof solutions will help you avoid the pain. 

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At IBC 2016, Wowza to Unveil New Products that Complete End-to-End Streaming Workflows

August 31, 2016 by Wowza Media Systems

From stream encoding to delivery, APIs, and media-player options, Wowza will highlight new features and products next week at IBC in Amsterdam. If you'll be at the show, make sure to swing by the Wowza booth, 5.C42, for all the streaming action.

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Live-Streaming the Olympics: What Was Missing in Rio?

August 24, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

Flat—that's the word that comes to mind when I reflect on my Summer Olympics viewing experience, and I've heard the same from friends and colleagues. But why? What was so different this time around? Or maybe a better question is, What wasn't different enough?

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Guest Post: The Future of Closed Captioning in Live Streams

August 11, 2016 by CaptionMax

When people think of real-time captions, their first thought is usually large-scale live broadcast television events like the Academy Awards or the Super Bowl. Learn how this notion could soon change as the United States Department of Justice begins to enforce website accessibility requirements.

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Set Up, Manage, and Monitor Your Live Streams with Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

August 4, 2016 by Anthony Lazaro

From configuring to tuning, deploying server software can be a headache. That’s why we built Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, a browser-based user interface for Wowza Streaming Engine software that gives you full control. Within the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, you can set up, manage, and monitor your server and streaming applications from any device, anywhere. Watch our video walkthrough and read more.

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Pokémon Go Shows the Promise of Augmented Reality Apps

July 21, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

Pokémon Go proves definitively that people—tens of millions of them, across various demographics—are interested in AR experiences on mobile devices. What's the best way to bring AR to bear for your business? Check out our 15-second demo for a hint at how the Wowza GoCoder Software Development Kit can help you get your AR plans off the ground. 

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Growing Your CDN Dynamically with Stream Resolver

July 13, 2016 by Lisa Wong

One of the biggest hurdles that many people face when growing their own CDN is to dynamically scale production based on demand. Learn how the StreamResolver module helps by allowing you to dynamically determine the best-suited origin for a particular stream request.  

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Low-Latency Streaming: What Is It & Do You Need It?

July 12, 2016 by Candace Cunningham

We field a lot of questions about low-latency streaming. No one wants notably high latency, of course, but what does low latency really mean? And in what contexts does low latency truly matter? Read on and watch a short overview video to learn the answers.

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The Future of Video with Facebook Live and Wowza

June 28, 2016 by Ryan Jespersen

Facebook Live streaming is here! With our latest updates to Wowza Streaming Cloud and Wowza Streaming Engine, you can now publish to Facebook Live directly and speedily from within our user interfaces. 

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