Wowza Announces New Ultra Low Latency Service

Around the World in 2 Seconds or Less; New API-Driven Platform Provides Unmatched Management, Monitoring and Resiliency for Streaming Video and Applications

GOLDEN, Colo.—Sept. 11, 2017—Wowza™ Media Systems, the recognized gold standard in streaming, today unveiled a new Ultra Low Latency Service as a part of the Wowza Streaming Cloud™ platform. Built on top of Microsoft Azure, the leading global cloud computing infrastructure, this service will deliver world-class live-streaming at unsurpassed speed and scale. The Wowza Ultra Low Latency Service combines industry-leading streaming software with intelligent monitoring and management, reliably delivering streams across the globe with less than two seconds of end-to-end latency.

“Our new Ultra Low Latency Service makes it possible to deliver consistent user experiences around the world, with streams that start instantly, don’t buffer and rarely drop—regardless of existing network conditions,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder at Wowza Media Systems. “Unlike legacy networks, our new platform is designed to deliver at the speed needed for the next generation of applications and services, so it doesn’t cache and won’t artificially inject latency based on demand or scale.”

“A lot of companies are building really complex systems that are hard to manage, offer little function and have an extremely high total cost of ownership,” said Kedar Mohite, senior analyst, Media Technology Services at Ovum. “The Wowza Ultra Low Latency Service presents a really simplified model for media distribution that not only not only enhances multi-screen reach, but also streamlines the workflow complexities.”

Global Footprint for Elastic Scalability

Deployed on Microsoft Azure data centers, with the most global POPs and nodes, the new platform automatically detects the closest ingest point and delivers through a single, unified network—reducing hops to the last mile. With intelligent load-balancing and scaling, the network immediately provides the streaming resources needed to deliver reliable, consistent experiences to audiences of any size.

Our service further leverages innovative technologies, including the WOWZ™ video transport protocol and WebSockets, to dramatically reduce time-to-first-frame and end-to-end latency.

Intelligent Management, Monitoring, Self-Healing and Auto-Scaling

The Wowza Ultra Low Latency Service offers unprecedented real-time monitoring and self-healing functionality, ensuring enterprise-level redundancy, stability and uptime. Its automatic optimization capabilities rapidly identify potential issues and proactively adjust settings to provide unparalleled performance.

With these tools, the service offers greater visibility, insight and control throughout the entire streaming workflow: from ingest to playback. This allows it to anticipate errors, tune and optimize streams or roll over to the nearest available data center to maintain uptime.

Developer Toolkit for Interactive End-to-End Streaming Workflows

Today’s streaming applications deliver more than just video. Our API-based service allows developers to create interactive, real-time experiences that bring viewers and broadcasters together through synced, bi-directional video and data. The new platform provides a proven developer framework with comprehensive APIs that let developers quickly move from the source code on their laptop to a worldwide, scalable service.

The API toolkit built for streaming includes:

  • Interactive documentation, as well as API and custom application samples.
  • Rich SDKs for developing professional-grade, custom mobile streaming apps.

To find out more about the new Wowza Ultra Low Latency Service and availability, please submit your request at:

Wowza will demonstrate the full capabilities of the new Ultra Low Latency Service during the 2017 International Broadcasters Convention and Expo, September 14-19, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. To schedule a demo of the new service, please visit:

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems™ is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with more than 20,000 customers in 170+ countries. By reducing the complexities of video and audio delivery to any device, Wowza™ enables organizations to expand their reach and more deeply engage their audiences, in industries ranging from education to broadcasting. Service providers, direct customers and partners worldwide trust Wowza products to provide robust, customizable and scalable streaming solutions—with powerful APIs and SDKs to meet organizations’ evolving streaming needs. Wowza was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is headquartered in Colorado. For more information, please visit