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UK’s Largest Independent Streaming Media Company Picks Wowza Media Server Pro as Official Flash Platform

Stream UK Cites Wowza’s Unbeatable Combination of Performance, Quality and Price in Their Selection
San Jose, CA (3/25/2008) - Wowza Media Systems, emerging leader in streaming media server software, announced today that Stream UK, the UK?s largest independent streaming media company, has selected the award-winning Wowza Media Server? Pro as its exclusive Flash? streaming platform.

Stream UK, whose customers include BBC, ITV, Virgin Media and the British Council, is deploying Wowza Pro network-wide as the cornerstone of Flash streaming within its rapidly expanding global Content Delivery Network (CDN), which extends to Italy, Spain and Scandinavia and all across Europe to Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

According to Joe Bray, CTO, Stream UK, their decision to go with Wowza was based on the product?s unbeatable combination of performance, quality and cost. ?We just couldn?t believe the functionality that Wowza offered for the price,? he said. ?At 25 percent of what we would?ve spent on a competing solution, not only was its Java server-side programming easier to code, the product delivered 100% uptime and excellent performance and scalability.? He added: ?Wowza?s SecureToken anti-ripping technology was another essential ?sell? requirement for our customers, whose priority is on protecting the integrity of their content.?

Bray also praised Wowza?s support. ?Any time we had any questions about the product, the Wowza support team answered almost immediately. Their customer service is fantastic, as is the product?s documentation and other technical materials.?

?We are excited to be associated with Stream UK, a rapidly growing streaming media company that shares our dynamic, independent spirit,? said David Stubenvoll, CEO & Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. ?This partnership is a wonderful affirmation that our value-based approach is the way to drive the democratization of rich content on the Web and beyond.?

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems, a software company headquartered 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. Wowza Media Server Pro enables customers like Macy?s, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cengage (formerly Thomson Learning), Interoute, and Julius Blum GmbH to deliver interactive and entertaining Flash applications and content, including video on demand, live video distribution, video recording, and chat. Wowza Media Server Pro is deployed by over 5,000 global licensees in a broad range of industries, including 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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