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GS Neotek CDN Scores with Wowzas Assist in Flawless Streaming of World Cup Games to iPhone & Android

EVERGREEN, CO - July 8, 2010 - Wowza Media Systems®, the media server company, announced today that GS Neotek, one of the largest Content Delivery Networks (CDN) in South Korea and a Wowza Streaming Partner for more than a year, has upgraded to the Wowza Media Server 2 software. The upgrade has made an immediate impact for SBS (Seoul Broadcasting Systems), a GS Neotek customer that has successfully streamed the World Cup games to mobile customers on Apple® iPhone®/iPad® and Android™ devices.

With Wowza Media Server 2, GS Neotek now has a unified delivery platform for live and on-demand video and audio streaming services encompassing a multitude of player clients and devices, including Flash®, Silverlight®, Android, and iPhone/iPad devices. Wowza’s industry-leading 10 Gbps per-server performance further enables GS Neotek to reduce its costs through lower media server and operating system licensing fees, and by eliminating the need for multiple client-specific media servers.

"GS Neotek has long been recognized as the best partner for delivering high-quality online video in South Korea and today we expand our vision," said Nogi Yoon, manager of GS Neotek. "We chose Wowza Media Server 2 because it is easy to deploy, extremely cost-effective, and supports a diverse variety of players, platforms and devices. Wowza is the only solution we have encountered that offers high performance and an agile architecture that can evolve with the changing media delivery landscape. The result is that our customers can deliver reliable video to consumers on three screens — living room, mobile and desktop."

Many companies in the media and e-learning markets, including such industry heavyweights as Naver, Ongamenet and Seoul Broadcasting Systems (SBS), rely on the GS Neotek-Wowza infrastructure for delivery of their content to multiple devices.

"Wowza’s partnership with GS Neotek illustrates our joint commitment to innovation and to providing customers with high-quality, enjoyable video streaming experience no matter the player or device platform they use," said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. "We are very excited to expand our partnership with GS Neotek to further boost Wowza’s already formidable presence in the burgeoning South Korean market."

As the industry’s first truly unified media server, Wowza Media Server 2 provides a cohesive software platform capable of simultaneously delivering video from a single encoded source to a multitude of clients and devices, including Flash, Silverlight, and QuickTime, IPTV set-top boxes, as well as the world’s leading video-friendly mobile devices including Android™ and Blackberry® phones, as well as the Apple iPhone and iPad.

 

About GS Neotek

GS Neotek (GSN) is one of the biggest Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers in Korea. With cutting edge technology, GSN provides a variety of content delivery services and a caching platform for rich media focused on media markets, including e-learning and broadcasting. A wide variety of customers such as Naver, Ongamenet, and Seoul Broadcasting Systems (SBS) rely on GSN for great value, performance and reliability. Visit GS Neotek English or Korean website.

 

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems is the media server software company that provides an industrial strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording and video chat. Wowza has a singular focus on delivering high performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, home TV. Wowza's media server software has been deployed by more than 50,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. Wowza Media Systems is privately-held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colorado. For more information, visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowza.com.

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