Wowza Media Systems, an emerging streaming server software leader, announced today that NetMasters BV, also known as FlashHosting, the top streaming media service provider in the Netherlands, has deployed Wowza Media Server Pro as the standard for their Flash Video Platform, offering a suite of market-leading streaming services for live and on-demand Flash video through their Content Delivery Network. The scalability of Wowza Pro enables NetMasters to cost-effectively build-out their Flash video CDN and effectively respond to the exploding customer demand.
?We have long seen a growing demand for cost-effective Flash video streaming,? says Mark de Jong, Sales Manager of NetMasters BV. ?Although we have been offering an extensive suite of streaming and hosting services since 2003, creating a scalable Flash video streaming service has been a challenge. When we ran across Wowza Media Server Pro in beta and began testing it, we were happily surprised by its superior scalability, which is the key to offering our Flash video streaming services to the widest possible range of companies and budgets.?
NetMasters successfully piloted the Wowza Pro-based Flash Video Platform with two demanding clients, demonstrating its value, performance, and scalability for both live and on-demand video. A live video webcast of the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) cup final between AZ Alkmaar and AJAX Amsterdam showed that Wowza Pro could easily handle the high and rapidly fluctuating demand of soccer fans for a much-anticipated match-up. NetMasters delivered an engaging multi-stream experience where fans could switch in real time between the ?director?s cut? view of the game and the tree additional live camera feeds from different parts of the stadium to get a unique perspective on the match.
Additionally, the popular teen educational site www.hoehetmoet.nl found that Wowza Pro easily delivered large numbers of on-demand Flash streams to its customers. Now, many other customers, including interactive advertising agencies, streaming websites, and publishers, are using the Wowza Pro-based Flash Video Platform in production deployments.
Mr. de Jong added ?Standardizing on Wowza Media Server Pro was very much a customer-driven decision: its scalability, reliability, high performance, low cost, and the intensive and very pleasant cooperation with Wowza Media Systems were decisive factors.?
?We?re very pleased to have NetMasters as the newest member of our growing network of Wowza-based CDN and streaming providers,? said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. ?As one of the premium streaming providers in Europe, NetMaster?s choice of Wowza Media Server Pro as their standard platform is further confirmation of its high value to service providers as an innovative and cost-effective platform to meet the exploding demand for Flash content and services."
About NetMasters BV
Founded in 2000, NetMasters BV is one of the leading hosting and streaming providers in the Netherlands, providing high-end services for Flash, including on-demand audio/video streaming, live webcasts, videoconferencing, videoconverting, e-learning, multiplayer games and other rich media. NetMasters high-speed, redundant content delivery network assures its customers of reliable, scalable performance for critical applications. The company?s customers include Amnesty International, FabChannel.com, Keesing/Telegraaf Media Groep, DutchView, Leidse Onderwijsinstellingen and many other leading firms in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the EU. For more information on NetMasters BV, please visit the company?s website at www.netmasters.nl or www.flashhosting.nl.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, a software company located in San Jose, CA, is a developer of interactive streaming media server software. Its flagship product, Wowza Media Server Pro, features an innovative server architecture that delivers unmatched performance, functionality, and scalability at a total cost of ownership up to 80% less than the leading alternative, Adobe Flash Media Server. Wowza Media Server Pro enables customers to deliver interactive and entertaining Flash applications and content, including video on demand, live video distribution, video recording, and chat, and is finding application in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. Visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowzamedia.com.