Live event producers, publishers, and broadcasters no longer have to settle for complex workflows with limited distribution options; now you can encode and live-stream multiple channels of video content to viewers anywhere, on any device, directly from the control room, studio, or production site using a single turnkey solution from Wowza and NewTek. 

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Wowza Media Systems




Deliver high-quality live streaming video directly from the control room to audiences on any device, anywhere.


The MediaDS™ merges NewTek’s industry-leading live production technology with the gold standard of streaming software from Wowza™. A turnkey solution, the MediaDS establishes a direct link between producers and viewers, with local-network and global distribution. It enables users to deliver multiple streams of content to various platforms directly from the source for viewing by anyone, anywhere, on any device.

Simplify Setup and Management of Your Live-Streaming Workflow

NewTek MediaDS device live streaming workflow

View MediaDS Technical Specifications


Local Video Input 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs
Network Video Input 4 x IP inputs via NDI™
Local Video Output 1 x DVI or HDMI user interface with multiviewer
Network Video Output 4 x IP source outputs via NDI
Local Audio Input

4 x SDI embedded

1 x 2 balanced XLR (line)

3 x 2 balanced 1/4” (line)

Network Audio

Native support for network audio input and output via NDI

Embedded audio supported for all NDI input and output video signals

Integrated support for Dante™* networking protocol from Audinate®

* Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard license from Audinate (sold separately)

Supported SDI Input Formats

1080p 60fps, 1080p 50fps, 1080p 30fps, 1080p 25fps, 1080p 24fps

1080i 60fps, 1080i 50fps

720p 60fps, 720p 50fps, 720p 30fps, 720p 25fps, 720p 24fps

576i 25fps

480i 60fps

Encoding 4 x RTMP streams via integrated NewTek streaming encoder
Streaming Delivery 4 x independent streams with support for single and adaptive bitrate Apple® HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), MPEG-DASH, and Adobe® Flash® RTMP (RTMPE, RTMPT, RTMPTE, RTMPS), plus simultaneous stream file archive
Streaming Targets Independently configurable per video stream, with support for multiple selections and configurable presets, including Wowza Streaming Cloud for delivery in multiple regions for large and geographically diverse audiences
Streaming Profiles Independently configurable per video stream, with presets included in formats up to 1080p 60fps
Web Built-in Wowza Player available per video source for local and remote playback
Monitoring Integrated multiviewer display with configurable workspaces and viewports
Video Configuration Independently configurable video delay and color-correction settings for each video stream, including white balance, proc amp controls, and auto color
Audio Configuration Independently configurable audio delay, automatic gain control, and manual audio channel level controls for each video stream
Signal Monitoring Integrated waveform and vectorscope, full field rate with digital calibration, color preview, and support for ITU-R Rec. 709

Video: Floating Point YCbCr +A 4:4:4:4

Audio: Floating Point, 48 kHz

A/V Standards

3G-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 424M (Level A)

HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M

SD video conforms to SMPTE 259M and ITU-R BT.656

Analog audio levels conform to SMPTE RP-155

NIC 2 x 1 Gigabit NIC
System Physical

1RU chassis with 180W PSU

19.0 x 1.75 x 16.75 in (48.3 x 4.5 x 42.5 cm) with rack ears attached

15 lbs (6.8 kg)


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The Award Winning MediaDS

Installation International has announced the MediaDS™ from NewTek and Wowza™ as a “Best of Show” award winner at Integrated Systems Europe 2017. Be on the lookout for further details from Installation’s ISE 2017 Best of Show Awards which will be published in a special digital supplement, which will be available soon. Read more at NewTek's blog.

Discuss It with an Expert


Are you looking for a simplified solution to deliver high-quality live content to audiences worldwide? Do you want to speak with someone who can tell you more about it? The MediaDS is now available, so let us know how to contact you, and we’ll be in touch.


Learn about…

  • Easy implementation of this all-in-one streaming appliance
  • Simplified video encoding, production, and distribution workflows
  • New opportunities for distribution, expansion, and content monetization
  • The benefits of having a single resource for support across your workflow


…and much more.

MediaDS and Media Distribution System are trademarks of NewTek, Inc.