NetroMedia Partners with Wowza to Power Scalable Media Delivery for Global Broadcasters
A Worldwide Wowza Server Rollout Opens Doors to Online Audiences on the Desktop, Mobile and Living Room Screens
Evergreen, CO(22 Jun 2010)
Wowza Media Systems, the media server software company, announced today that global CDN NetroMedia has achieved the status of Wowza Streaming Partner following a network-wide rollout of the Wowza Media Server 2 infrastructure to provide customers with unmatched freedom for streaming live and on-demand content to online audiences on any screen.
"In an industry that undergoes constant change, it is crucial for NetroMedia to be able to offer customers a platform that truly stands out," said Matthew Carson, CIO of NetroMedia. "Wowza has enabled us to enhance our existing online streaming portal to reach the widest range of media-enabled devices, supporting both live and on-demand streaming. This has always been a valuable offering for our existing and potential client-base."
Among global users enjoying the benefits of the Wowza-powered multi-protocol streaming on NetroMedia CDN is Alliance Films, a major motion picture distribution/production company which serves Canada, the United Kingdom, and Spain; and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), which streamed the proceedings of a high-level meeting in Rome to discuss how U.N. agencies, donors and governments could support Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Wowza Media Server's high-performance in a multi-server architecture, together with the innate ability to infinitely scale-up with demand proved to be a crucial factor in the success of the event.
The flexibility of the Wowza Media Server's Java-based platform and robust APIs also enabled NetroMedia to seamlessly integrate Wowza servers with their online streaming management portal, the NetroPortal. This capability allows NetroMedia customers to manage and provision channels instantly and deliver high-quality streaming media online through an intuitive and customizable system.
"NetroMedia is one of the most forward-thinking CDNs in the business," said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. "Their deployment truly showcases the positive impact that Wowza technology generates for service operators and their customers alike."
As the industry's first truly unified media server, Wowza Media Server 2 provides a cohesive software platform capable of simultaneously delivering video from a single encoded source to a multitude of clients and devices, including Flash, Silverlight, and QuickTime, IPTV set-top boxes, as well as the world's leading video-friendly mobile devices including Android and Blackberry phones, as well as the Apple iPhone and iPad.
NetroMedia is a leading global provider of comprehensive Internet streaming media serving the business-to-business market in more than seventy countries. Products include streaming solutions to terrestrial and Internet broadcasters, On Demand programming, along with mobile and online media asset management.
NetroMedia designs, delivers and optimizes modern, profitable customer experiences for leading global companies. Inspired by deep insights into today's empowered customers and the untapped energy of interactive technology, NetroMedia helps clients achieve a balance between client aspirations and bottom-line performance.
For more information visit online at: www.NetroMedia.com.
About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is the media server software company that provides 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, home TV. Wowza's media server software has been deployed by more than 45,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. Wowza Media Systems is privately-held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colorado. For more information, visit www.wowzamedia.com.