Wowza Surpasses 10,000 Global Licensees
San Jose, CA, September 9, 2008—Wowza Media Systems, an emerging leader in streaming media server software, today announced that their award-winning Wowza Media Server® Pro has surpassed the 10,000 global licensees mark in just 18 months since its launch. The key to Wowza's success: its unmatched combination of performance, innovation, price and support.
Among its 10,000+ licensees, Wowza counts such well-known brands as Sun Microsystems, Macy's, Astral Media, RAI and Mogulus, and numerous service providers, including Interoute, Nacamar and T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH, the business customer brand of telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom.
"We are truly amazed," said David Stubenvoll, CEO & Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. "In even our most optimistic projections we never predicted that our product acceptance rate would be so rapid. Nor did we foresee such a broad and deep affection for what we have done." He continued, "Surpassing this milestone and being named a finalist last week for the second year in a row in Streaming Media Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards is clear proof that the market considers Wowza a well-established and respected media server software brand."
Record of Innovation
Launched in February 2007, Wowza Media Server Pro has revolutionized online media by introducing unique capabilities, as well as radically changing the economics of Flash streaming. With Wowza, live and on-demand video and audio, video recording and interactive Flash streaming, is now a reality for a broad range of customers.
Following its strong market entry, Wowza has boosted its competitive edge by continuous innovation with such exclusive features as support for live H.264/HE-AAC RTSP/RTP and MPEG-TS encoders and SHOUTcast-to-Flash streaming for live Web radio broadcasts.
In particular, service providers find Wowza Media Server Pro innovative server software very appealing:
"Wowza became our choice not only because its Wowza Pro server is an outstanding product, but also because Wowza provides exceptional support," commented Oliver Stache, Technology & Innovation Manager, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH. "Wowza's customer focus and the innovative capabilities of its Flash server enable us to build very scalable streaming infrastructure that addresses the diverse needs of our customers."
"Wowza is the only flexible Flash solution that scales to our requirements," added Steinar Torsvik, FastHost, Norway’s largest hosting company, while Stef van der Ziel, CEO of StreamZilla, a leading European CDN, was more analytical: "In our research for alternatives to the overly expensive Adobe FMS, we found that Wowza offered better performance and stability at a much better price point. Since then, we have expanded our market position dramatically. In the past six months, we delivered over a billion streams to a global audience, all due, in large part, to our relationship with Wowza."
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is a developer of interactive streaming media server software. With the introduction in February, 2007 of its flagship product, Wowza Media Server Pro, Wowza has taken a leadership position in redefining Flash streaming. Wowza has not only radically changed Flash streaming economics, it has also revolutionized online media by introducing unique and exclusive capabilities that make live and on-demand video and audio, video recording and interactive Flash streaming feasible for a broad range of customers. These customers include Macy's, Sun Microsystems, Interoute, RAINet, and Astral Media. Wowza Media Server Pro is deployed by over 10,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. For more information, visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowzamedia.com.
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