Evergreen, Colo. — November 10, 2011—Wowza Media Systems, Inc., the "Any Screen Done Right™" media server software company, today announced that its Wowza Media Server® 3 has won the 2011 Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) New Product Technology Award for Best Podcasting, Webcasting, and Website Streaming Media Solution. This accolade follows a 2010 win in the same category with the previous edition of the media server software.
"Lower costs and new, more easily accessible technology make it possible for houses of worship of any size to expand their communities and spread their messages anywhere 24/7 through online video distribution," said Dave Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. "This award shows us that more and more churches are using the power of streaming media, and we’re honored that members of the WFX community are embracing Wowza software to help them do it."
Winners of the New Product Technology Awards were chosen by editors from Worship Facilities Magazine, Church Production Magazine, and Worship Facility Designer; as well as by distinguished members of the WFX advisory board and WFX management. Wowza’s WFX win comes on the heels of two more top awards in the Streaming Media European Readers' Choice competition.
Wowza Media Server 3 is an industrial-strength, high-performance software that simultaneously streams live and on-demand media to any screen — Adobe® Flash®, Microsoft® Silverlight®, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, other smartphones and tablets, smart TVs, and IPTV/OTT set-top boxes. It provides a single extensible platform for a variety of high-value features, including live transcoding for adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming; any-screen, time-shifted playback; and premium content delivery with multiplatform digital rights protection (DRM).
The industry has been quick to recognize and embrace the possibilities Wowza Media Server software presents. More than 85,000 licensees all over the world have deployed Wowza Media Server software since its initial release in 2007, including a variety of houses of worship such as Westboro Baptist Church, Cavalry Community Church, Lindin Ministries, Yakima Foursquare Church, Willow Creek Community Church, Church For All Nations, The United Methodist Church of Resurrection, Trinity Fellowship Church, and more.
The 2011 WFX Awards were announced at WFX in Dallas on Nov. 9.
About Worship Facilities Conference & Expo Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) is the leading event for church facilities and technology teams presented by Church Production and Worship Facilities Magazines and EH Events in conjunction with The American Institution of Architects Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture Knowledge Community, and sponsored by Christianity Today International and the National Council of Acoustical Consultants. http://www.wfxweb.com
About Production Media Inc. Production Media Inc. (PMI), publisher of Church Production and Worship Facilities Magazines, and presenters of WFX, is a full-service media company specializing in the house-of-worship market. http://www.pmipub.com
About EH Publishing Inc. and EH Events EH Publishing Inc. is a leading media company specializing in technology-based markets. EH offers integrated media solutions including e-media, print, event, research, and custom products. Key market segments include custom electronics, professional sound, house of worship, and robotics. http://www.ehpub.com
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza® Media Systems is the "Any Screen Done Right™" media server software company delivering 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, or home TV. More than 85,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza’s media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at www.wowza.com.