Wowza Media Systems today announced that Astream, a London-based streaming service provider and a recipient of the prestigious ISPA (Internet Service Providers Association) Award for "Best Streaming,? has chosen Wowza Media Server Pro as its Flash? streaming media platform. Wowza Media Server Pro, a higher-performance alternative to Adobe? Flash Media Server, is being used by Astream to provide Flash hosting, on-demand and live Flash streaming services to its extensive base of brand-name customers.
?Wowza Media Server Pro adds a whole new dimension to our hosting and streaming services that was not available to us before,? said Alex Wolfe, Managing Director at Astream. ?Wowza Pro gives us a powerful and stable platform from which we can stream Flash with the high reliability and quality our customers expect from our award-winning streaming services.?
Many well-known brands, including The Who, Elton John, CNBC Europe (NBC Universal, GE), Discovery Channel, Reebok, Toyota, and Mercedes Benz have entrusted their content to Astream. With Wowza Media Server Pro-powered Flash streaming, Astream can now easily scale to deliver this valuable content to ever-larger audiences as the company?s fast-track growth continues.
?We like how Wowza integrated all essential live and on-demand streaming scalability features in its standard product,? added Wolfe. ?It makes planning and execution for large-scale events that we do often really easy. And the economics of Wowza Pro are terrific: we can afford to stream Flash at the same price as Windows Media.?
?Alex Wolfe is a highly regarded streaming media pioneer who?s been leading the charge in this industry for over a decade,? said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. ?The selection of Wowza Pro by Alex and his team is an honor, and a solid testament to Wowza Media Server Pro?s quality and value.?
Astream, a streaming service provider founded in 1999 is headquartered in London, UK, with major points of presence in London, Los Angeles, New York and Sydney. Astream has provided the live webcasting and video on demand streaming for many well-known acts, including The Who, Elton John, New Order and various Warner music artists. Astream has also worked for such leading companies as CNBC Europe (NBC Universal, GE), Discovery Channel, History Channel, News International, Invincible TV, Ofcom, Pearson, Procter & Gamble, Lonely Planet, NDS, Blackwell Publishing, Reebok, Toyota, Citroen, and Mercedes Benz. For more information, and to contact Astream, visit: www.astream.com
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 Adobe FMS. 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. Please visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowzamedia.com.