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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.

Sportbox.ru is offering a freemium model that may be unique for this World Cup. Viewers only have to pay if they want to watch in HD. If lower quality streams will meet a viewer’s need, then there is no need for them to enter any payment information.

NGENIX is utilizing versions 3.6 and 4.0 of Wowza Streaming Engine to stream content, as well as a range of encoders (for example, Telestream® Wirecast) to generate the content. They are also streaming in numerous formats, including HLS, HDS, RTMP and RTSP. No matter which connected device you want to use to watch World Cup soccer, there is a compatible format waiting for you on Sportbox.ru.

Millions of streams are expected during the World Cup tournament. There is still time to take part in watching these games as the tournament goes until Sunday, July 13. If you are located in or around Russia, hop on Sportbox.ru and enjoy the Wowza-powered videos!

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Chris Knowlton

As a passionate evangelist for streaming media products, Chris Knowlton has spent 15 years working on technologies that make live and on-demand media delivery accessible. A recognized industry authority, Chris was honored in 2011 as a “Streaming Media All-Star” by Streaming Media Magazine, and holds several patents for streaming technologies.