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Medial Integrates Wowza Technology to Simplify Live Video Streaming for Institutions Worldwide

New Partnership Delivers Scalable, Resilient, and Reliable Live Streaming Solutions for a Robust Media Management Platform

Golden, Colo - Apr 12, 2016) - MEDIAL, the award-winning media management software, today announced its partnership with Wowza Media Systems™, the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide. Now, the proven MEDIAL platform incorporates the powerful Wowza Streaming Engine™ software for reliable and scalable live video streaming. This new integration further enhances an educational institutions' ability to engage with students, alumni and prospects around the world.

MEDIAL helps teachers and students connect using video, and through partnerships with Moodle and Blackboard, Medial enables video assignments, assessments, and feedback. The addition of live video streaming further deepens the connection between teacher, student and learning.

"MEDIAL is committed to make streaming simple. Our partnership with Wowza adds a valuable live streaming functionality that extends our reach beyond our historical Video on Demand focus," said Rob Thomas, CTO and Co-Founder of Streaming Ltd, the company behind MEDIAL software. "Wowza's partnership with MEDIAL to power the live streaming component of its content management software marks an exciting future for video streaming."

MEDIAL's core learning management system (LMS) software supports thousands of people in hundreds of different organizations worldwide in publishing, managing, protecting and sharing their streaming media content. Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software is globally recognized and respected as the authorized standard in streaming server architecture.

"Hundreds of global educational brands trust MEDIAL to deliver scalable and reliable video content through their learning management system software, and we're excited to combine strengths with them to meet the growing video needs of educational institutions worldwide," said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. "With this partnership, MEDIAL will make simple and effective live video streaming possible for its customer base."

See the product in action at JB&A's Pre-NAB 2015 Video & Digital Media Workflow event April 16-17 at the Westin Hotel in Las Vegas, where MEDIAL will exhibit alongside Wowza. The Pre-NAB event is ideally placed to attract audiences interested in exploring new avenues in video solutions as it takes place in advance of the NAB Show, the industry's premier event for the media, film and entertainment world in the area of content delivery.

MEDIAL is owned by Streaming Ltd, whose media library software was formerly known as Helix Media Library. With the launch of the MEDIAL Wowza partnership, all existing customers will seamlessly transition from the previously used Helix platform to Wowza Streaming Engine.

About Streaming Ltd and MEDIAL:

Streaming Ltd is a global leader in media library software. The company's core software offering MEDIAL is an award-winning software-based solution that is used by hundreds of organizations all over the world to simplify the way streaming video is used. Learn more at www.medial.com

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems is the leading software and cloud-based services provider that continuously simplifies the complexities of high-quality video and audio streaming for organizations worldwide. Wowza delivers an award-winning, extensible solution set that provides unparalleled customization, configuration, and control for an unlimited number of streaming use cases. The company's integrated, hybrid model empowers direct end customers, service providers, and an extensive worldwide partner network. Proven, patented Wowza technology enables organizations to expand their reach, more deeply engage with key audiences, and increase their monetization opportunities. Wowza has rapidly built a fan base of more than 19,000 customers, in 170+ countries, across all industries. The company was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is based in Colorado. For more information, please visit www.wowza.com.

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