EVERGREEN, CO — August 10, 2011 — Wowza Media Systems®, the "any screen done right™" media server software company, today announced that its Wowza Media Server® 3 has made the short list of finalists in the 2011 Cable & Satellite International (CSI) Product Awards. Wowza is among seven finalists in the "TV Everywhere/multi-screen video" category, which is a new category this year. CSI created it as a stand-alone category to reflect the growing importance of cross-platform video services.
Now in their ninth year, the CSI Awards have become one of the most comprehensive and competitive technology awards programs in the world, designed to reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, IPTV, online/internet video, and mobile TV sectors. The awards are open to any company supplying relevant products, software, or services, and embrace the entire TV ecosystem, from playout and production, through workflows, transmission, and in-home distribution.
Wowza Media Server 3 provides an extensible foundation for "any screen done right" delivery of an optimized viewing experience anywhere, anytime. Innovations in the third-generation product make features such as adaptive bit rate streaming, time-shifted playback, and digital rights management (DRM) simple and cost-effective. Specifically, Wowza Transcoder™ AddOn transforms incoming live streams from a variety of sources into multiple stream sets for H.264 adaptive bit rate delivery. Wowza Network DVR™ AddOn enables licensees to deliver live linear streams as time-shifted services. Finally, Wowza DRM™ AddOn provides secure key exchange and on-the-fly video encryption for streaming premium content to the full range of devices. Wowza Media Server 3 is a free upgrade for all Wowza Media Server 2 licensees.
CSI will announce the winners on Sept. 9 at an awards ceremony at IBC2011. More information on this year’s shortlist is available at www.csimagazine.com/awards.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is the premier 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 80,000 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. For more information, visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowza.com.
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