Wowza Cements Its Media Server Leadership Position With Two Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards

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Wowza Media Server 2 Wins Best Server Software and Best Streaming Innovation of 2010

The finalists in the 2010 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards are a real who’s-who of the online media industry, both in terms of established players and up-and-comers

Wowza Media Systems®, the media server software company, today announced that its Wowza Media Server® 2 has won two top European Readers’ Choice Awards from Streaming Media magazine. For the third year in a row, the company’s unified media server software was voted the best streaming server software/hardware, and it was awarded the best innovation honors for the second year running. As in prior years, Wowza’s media server software bested products from larger name-brand companies in the industry.

“This recognition is a reaffirmation of Wowza’s market leadership position by the people who matter: our users and the industry experts who are the readers of Streaming Media magazine,” said Dave Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. “The fact that they declared Wowza Media Server their top server choice three years in a row is a testament to our commitment to delivering a product with exceptional performance, scalability, extensibility, support, and an unbeatable economic value.”

The Best Server Software award means that European Streaming Media readers found the Wowza Media Server to be the top solution for delivering audio and video over the Web. The Best Streaming Innovation of 2010 win acknowledges Wowza Media Server 2 as the technology that has most profoundly changed the streaming media landscape in the past year.

“The finalists in the 2010 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards are a real who’s-who of the online media industry, both in terms of established players and up-and-comers,” said Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor of Streaming Media magazine. “What’s most significant about these awards is that they’re the only ones voted on by the people who actually use these technologies and services every day. The fact that more than 3,400 voters cast more than 12,700 votes — meaning that, on average, each voter cast a vote in three or four categories — is a testament to the impact that these companies and their products have had on the lives and work of their customers.”

The 2010 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice awards were announced today at the 2010 Streaming Media Europe show in London. Previously, Wowza Media Server has twice been named the No. 1 media server in Streaming Media magazine’s U.S. Readers’ Choice competition, in 2008 and 2009, as well as the best innovation of 2009.

Wowza Media Server is an industrial-strength, high-performance software that simultaneously streams H.264/AAC/MP3 audio/video content from a single live or on-demand encode to users on any screen — desktops, mobile devices, and in the living room. It offers broad support of media platforms including Flash®, Silverlight®, Apple® iOS (iPhone®/iPad™), Android™, and Blackberry®, as well as IPTV and game consoles. The industry has been quick to recognize and embrace the possibilities afforded by Wowza Media Server, which since its initial release in 2007 has been deployed by more than 50,000 licensees in some 60 countries.

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 50,000 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. More information is available at http://www.wowzamedia.com.

Wowza, Wowza Media Systems, Wowza Media Server, and related logos are trademarks of Wowza Media Systems, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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