The ability to stream directly to the iPhone is especially exciting because it instantly opens up a TV-ready market of more than 40 million consumers.
Evergreen, Colo., and London, UK (PRWEB) September 3, 2009
Wowza Media Systems®, the media server software company, today announced that Livestation is using Wowza Media Server 2 Advanced® software to bring global TV and radio news from channels such as BBC World News and Al Jazeera English directly to consumers' iPhones.
"Using Wowza Media Server 2 Advanced has allowed us to provide our partner broadcasters with new opportunities to broadly distribute their content to different digital screens without making a heavy investment in multiple technologies to reach each destination screen," said Matteo Berlucchi, CEO, Livestation. "The ability to stream directly to the iPhone is especially exciting because it instantly opens up a TV-ready market of more than 40 million consumers."
A leading online TV platform that allows users the ability to share, chat, and take control of their viewing experience, Livestation is using a preview release of Wowza Media Server 2 Advanced to expand TV broadcasters' reach to new audiences while providing viewers a way to consume live TV on any digital screen, including the iPhone.
"The iPhone is clearly one of the most sought after screens for content owners and broadcasters," said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. "As a result, we are seeing more companies come to us for solutions that take advantage of this huge new market, while still needing to fully support streaming to the more traditional screens. Today, we are helping companies like Livestation deliver content with our unified platform that makes it economical and operationally simple to reach consumers wherever they are - on their iPhone, on their desktop, or their home TV."
Wowza Media Systems and Livestation will be demonstrating this technology at the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) 2009 in Amsterdam, September 11 - 15 at stand IP331 in the IPTV Zone.
Livestation is the online destination for global TV and radio news, offering international channels from Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, BBC, C-SPAN, Deutsche Welle, euronews, ITN, France 24, Press TV and Russia Today. The Livestation service can be accessed via a browser or via a desktop player which integrates with the latest and most popular social networking trends, offering users the ability to share, chat, and take control of their viewing experience. For more information please visit http://www.livestation.com.
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 30,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. Wowza Media Systems is privately-held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colorado and offices in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit http://www.wowzamedia.com.
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