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Wowza to Showcase Video Streaming for Android & Blackberry Phones, & the just released Apple iPad

Evergreen, CO, April 5, 2010 – Wowza Media Systems®, the media server company has announced that its unified media server, Wowza Media Server 2 now supports streaming to the world’s leading video-friendly mobile devices including Android™ based smart phones, select Blackberry® phone models, and the just released Apple® iPad®. This expands the Wowza Media Server…

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The Tech Behind Chatroulette

Internet sensation Chatroulette uses Flash Player 10's peer-to-peer ability and Wowza Media Server to power its random, anonymous video chatting. From international newspapers to television shows, plenty has been said about what goes on on Chatroulette —some of which is funny, some of which is bizarre, and some of which is, well, perverted. But what about the technology behind the site, which allows anyone with a webcam to randomly and anonymously interact with a never-ending series of people?


By Troy Dreier



Online Video Today: How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go

The recent introduction of Apple's iPad has re-opened discussion around Flash and Flash support, or rather, Apple devices' lack thereof. While this discussion brings to light the conflict between the two corporate agendas of Adobe and Apple, it isn't really about Flash or a methodology that Apple picked for video delivery. What it does begin to lay out, however, is a much larger discussion about online video. The discussion widens even further as supporters of alternative technologies and approaches like Silverlight, HTML5, and others begin to chime in with their thoughts on the current and future states of online video. 


Dave Stubenvoll, CEO,Wowza Media Systems



Wowza to Demonstrate Latest Unified Media Streaming Innovations at CableLabs® Winter Conference

Evergreen, CO, February 3, 2010 – Wowza Media Systems®, the media server company, will be demonstrating its unified media server, Wowza Media Server 2, at the CableLabs Winter Conference 2010 February 7-9th in Denver, Colorado. Wowza has been chosen to be among a group of companies that will present and demonstrate at the CableLabs Innovation…

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Wowza Empowers Live Dutch Webcast for Haiti Earthquake Relief, One Million Online Listeners Tune In

Donated Wowza Media Servers Help Power National Fundraising Broadcast that Raises €83 Million Evergreen, CO, and Amsterdam, February 1, 2010 – A one-day national fundraising effort championed by a collection of Dutch radio and TV stations helped to raise a startling €83,448,252 for earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Supporting the effort, U.S.-based Wowza Media Systems®, donated…

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That’s Flexibility, Baby!

On Friday, Jan 21st, 2010, something unprecedented happened: at 11:38 AM CST, Lily the Black Bear, in Minnesota, gave birth LIVE on the internet! Thousands of people rushed to WildEarth.TV to watch this wonderful event. Peaking at a maximum of about 27,000 concurrent viewers, it was streamed across the dynamic system.


Luckily for WildEarth, they were using Zaplive's highly scalable infrastructure for load balancing live streams from different locations. The infrastructure is based on Wowza Media Server and Amazon EC2.


Simone Brunozzi, AWS Technology Evangelist



500 Institutions Deploy WMS [Wowza Media Server] for Video Streaming

Wowza Media Systems said 500 universities and colleges have adopted its Wowza Media Server to deliver live, on demand, and interactive content to students and faculty, much of it driven by greater demand for lecture capture. Among Wowza clients are the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia and the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.


By Dian Schaffhauser



Wowza Unifies Media Streaming, Sets Performance Record, Slashes Costs with Production Launch

Wowza Unifies Media Streaming, Sets Performance Record, Slashes Costs with Production Launch of Wowza Media Server 2 for Flash, iPhone and Beyond Wowza Media Systems®, the media server software company, today announced the public availability of Wowza Media Server® 2. Tested by more than 1,500 customers worldwide, Wowza Media Server 2 is already in full…

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Wowza Media Systems Named Streaming Media Magazine’s 2007 Editors’ Pick

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 21, 2007 – Wowza Media Systems today announced that its Wowza Media Server Pro has been named Streaming Media Magazine's 2007 Editors' Pick. Wowza Media Server Pro, a high-performance alternative to Adobe® Flash Media Server, received this honor for dramatically improving the economics of Flash streaming. According to Streaming Media's editor,…

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