Wowza Media Systems and EZDRM Align to Offer DRM Integration for Smooth Streaming to PlayReady-Enabled Devices

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Companies to Demonstrate Joint Solution at the 2011 Streaming Media East Show in New York, May 10-11

Wowza Media Systems®, the “any screen done right™” media server software company, and EZDRM, a global leader in content access and control for live and on-demand media services, today announced the integration of Wowza Media Server® 3 with the EZDRM hosted Digital Rights Management (DRM) system to provide a complete, powerful, and secure media platform.

The alliance integrates synchronization with EZDRM licensing services and the Wowza DRM™ AddOn for Wowza Media Server 3. Live and on-demand video is segmented and encrypted on the fly by Wowza Media Server 3 for Smooth Streaming delivery to all Microsoft® PlayReady®-enabled devices, including PCs, Mac® systems, mobile phones (Android™, Nokia, Windows® Phone), set-top boxes, connected TVs, and tablets. This collaboration gives content owners a simple way to use Wowza’s proven media platform with EZDRM’s powerful media protection services while utilizing any business model.

“Partnering with Wowza Media Systems enhances our customers’ multiplatform content services by combining both leading technologies and ensuring ease of use without loss of functionality,” said David Eisenbacher, CEO and co-founder of EZDRM.

“The rapidly growing popularity of the Wowza Media Server platform demands that we offer our customers robust choices for studio-approved content protection,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. “EZDRM’s expertise and its easily accessible hosted DRM services provide a resource that Wowza Media Server customers can tap to enable and monetize premium content delivery services.”

A preview release of Wowza Media Server 3 will be available prior to the planned commercial release in the third quarter of 2011. All Wowza Media Server 2 licensees are eligible for a free upgrade to Wowza Media Server 3 when it is released. Registration for the preview release is available at http://www.wowzamedia.com/wowza-server-3.php. EZDRM will offer Proof of Concept accounts to Wowza Media Server 3 preview release users, enabling complimentary exploration of its services’ full feature set.

The joint solution will be demonstrated live at the Streaming Media East Show in Wowza’s booth (500), May 10-11 at the New York Hilton hotel.

About EZDRM
EZDRM is a leader in providing hosted Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions, enabling content owners and Internet-based media distributors an efficient, cost-effective, and superior method of content control. EZDRM solutions are ideal for live, video-on-demand, downloadable offline playback, e-learning, and Web-based video offerings. EZDRM customers are able to expand their viewership and create new revenue streams from their content assets. More information is available at http://www.EZDRM.com.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems® is the “any screen done right™” 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 70,000 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 either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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