EVERGREEN, CO., November 11, 2010—Wowza Media Systems®today announced two more wins for Wowza Media Server® 2: the WFX (Worship Facilities Conference & Expo) award for Best Overall New Media Product, and the WFX award for Best Podcasting, Webcasting, and Website Streaming Media Solution. Presented last week in Atlanta, WFX Awards honor excellence in innovative products that deliver particular benefits to houses of worship.
"More and more churches are turning to online media because it's such an effective outreach strategy, and worshipers — just like audiences everywhere — have high expectations for both media quality and its availability," said Alex Dobrushin, Wowza Media Systems chief marketing officer. "Wowza Media Server 2 enables houses of worship to provide access to spiritual enrichment via streaming media to parishioners beyond the walls of the church — in their living room or at a hospital, on a mobile phone on the bus, or at a church's satellite facility. These awards indicate that the WFX judges recognize what an effective solution Wowza is and we are honored to receive them."
Wowza Media Server 2 is a unified, high-performance media engine that gives houses of worship and other users the ability to deliver content to viewers on any screen — desktops, mobile devices, and the living room TV. Wowza offers broad support of media platforms including Flash®, Silverlight®, Apple® iOS (iPhone®/iPad™/iPod® touch), Android™, and Blackberry®, as well as IPTV set-top boxes and game consoles.
Wowza Media Server’s quick adoption within the worship market illustrates its success in meeting a need. In the solution’s short lifespan, it has been embraced by many houses of worship worldwide and content providers including: Westboro Baptist Church, Cavalry Community Church, Lindin Ministries, Yakima Foursquare Church, Willow Creek Community Church, Church For All Nations, Faith Network, The United Methodist Church of Resurrection, Trinity Fellowship Church, and SermonAudio.
The WFX awards are given to products in multiple divisions over five basic categories — audio, video, lighting, new media, and building system — with the Wowza Media Server 2 recognized in the new media category. Like WFX itself, the awards are sponsored by Church Production and Worship Facilities magazines. Wowza’s WFX wins come on the heels of two top awards in the Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice competition.
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 50,000 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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