EVERGREEN, CO., December 15, 2010—Wowza Media Systems®today announced it has licensed its unified media server software to Broadpeak, a global provider of multiplatform broadband video delivery solutions. The partnership between the two companies enables Broadpeak, a recent Technicolor spinoff, to add significant new capabilities to its innovative Mediator™ CDN (content delivery network) management platform for cable, IPTV, and over-the-top television customers.
"Wowza Media Server software is renowned for its performance, capabilities, and reliability," said Jacques Le Mancq, president and CEO of Broadpeak. "With Wowza, we can dramatically increase the media delivery options we offer our customers. This in turn gives them the opportunity to implement significant new revenue streams cost-effectively."
The licensing agreement enables users of Broadpeak’s Mediator CDN management platform, which was introduced in October at the Broadband World Forum 2010 in Paris, to deploy Wowza Media Server 2 software to extend the capabilities of the system. The Wowza software, working in concert with Mediator, provides simultaneous streaming support for Adobe® Flash®, Microsoft® Silverlight®, Apple® iOS, Android™, BlackBerry®, and other players. Thus, Broadpeak customers can use all of the most popular platforms to deliver content efficiently from a single set of live or on-demand encodes, eliminating the hassle, time, and expense of managing multiple configurations.
"Both Broadpeak and Wowza recognize that the ability to reach viewers on any player or device can bring profound benefits," said David Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. "Our partnership reaffirms the potential of a unified media infrastructure for service providers and their customers. We’re very pleased that Wowza Media Server technology has become an integral part of the Broadpeak solution."
The award-winning Wowza Media Server 2 is a high-performance video engine that delivers content to viewers on any screen — desktops, mobile devices, and the living room TV. Broadpeak's scalable Mediator CDN management platform relies on intelligent popularity management to optimize both storage capacity and load balancing to ensure high performance. Version 3.0 offers multiple advances that yield enhanced flexibility for bandwidth wholesalers and resellers, support for the latest Web content playout applications, and advanced audience intelligence.
Broadpeak designs and manufactures multiplatform broadband video delivery solutions for Internet service providers and IPTV, cable, and hybrid pay-TV operators worldwide. Its portfolio of video network components powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other content over managed networks and the Internet for viewing on any type of device. Broadpeak systems leverage the long legacy of Technicolor’s excellence in broadcast and broadband content delivery from where the founders and technology originated. The company’s systems and services help network service providers increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience. Broadpeak is headquartered in Rennes, France. More information is available at www.broadpeak.tv.
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 60,000 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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