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TV1.EU™ Picks Wowza Media Server® Pro for Flash® Streaming Services with Existing RTP/RTSP dicas Encoders

EVERGREEN, CO, March 24, 2009—Wowza Media Systems announced today that its #1 rated Wowza Media Server® Pro server software has been selected by TV1.EU, Germany’s largest platform for online video technology, to deliver high-performance Flash streaming from existing RTP/RTSP dicas encoders. Only Wowza offers the ability to stream H.264 to Flash from RTP/RTSP encoders, a crucial factor in TV1.EU’s decision to select Wowza.

“Wowza Pro’s unique RTP/RTSP ingest capability integrated seamlessly with our dicas H.264 encoding infrastructure,? said Johann Soukup, CTO, TV1.EU, who has selected the dicas2010 SD encoder for TV1.EU’s live streaming services and conducted the implementation of the dicas H.264 software mpegableDS into TV1.EU’s IP network to do offline encoding one year ago.

“With Wowza Pro and dicas working together, we have streamlined our operations and lowered infrastructure costs, an important achievement which in turn has helped reduce our carbon footprint,? continued Soukup. “Wowza has been an excellent addition to our workflow, and fits perfectly with our charter of being the most ecologically progressive platform for online video technology.?

TV1.EU’s selection of Wowza was apparently not a difficult one. “Wowza has an impressive reputation for industrial-strength performance, scalability, economics and unparalleled support,? added Soukup. “Once we began testing, we quickly grew confident that Wowza could deliver excellent streaming experiences to our customers.?

TV1.EU’s long and impressive list of customers includes the European Commission, EADS, Deutsche Welle and ZDF, along with many other well-known broadcasters, financial institutions and enterprises.

TV1.EU’s deployment comes on the heels of a previous interoperability announcement between Wowza Media Server Pro and dicas’ latest line of hardware SD and HD encoders, which TV1.EU is also planning to deploy.

To see a demonstration of Wowza Media Server Pro with dicas encoders stop by the Wowza booth (#C1362) at NAB, April 20-22, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems is a leader in streaming media server software. With the February 2007 introduction of its award-winning product, Wowza Media Server® Pro, Wowza has taken a leadership position in redefining Flash streaming. Wowza has not only radically changed Flash streaming economics, it has also revolutionized online media by introducing innovative and exclusive capabilities that make live, on-demand, and interactive Flash media streaming feasible for a broad range of customers. Deployed by more than 18,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce, Wowza customers include such well-known companies as Macy’s, Sun Microsystems, Interoute, RAINet, Astral Media, and T-Systems. For more information, visit Wowza Media Systems at www.wowzamedia.com.

About TV1.EU
TV1.EU is the biggest independent technical platform for high-grade online audio and video publishing via IP-based networks in Europe, and first in the world to be run on power from renewable energy sources. With a market presence of over 10 years and in excess of 1,400 online video projects to its credit, TV1.EU is both technology market leader and enabler for the major live transmissions on the Internet, such as the 2008 Olympic Games and the European Football Championships in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

TV1.EU supplies global audio and video content for Deutsche Welle , CAP Gemini sd&m, Quelle, Loewe, Volkswagen, Messe München, tv total, SKL, DTM, Brainpool, EADS, w&v, mdr, hr, rbb, Deutsche Welle, HSE24, TVN Group, feratel, Casio and many more. In addition to this, TV1.EU provides attractive dedicated white label applications for media libraries, web TV stations and online video communities, ready for immediate implementation using the Online Video Toolkit, and 100% adaptable to any preferred design.

About dicas
Founded in 1999, dicas is an innovative MPEG-focused video coding specialist and a leading developer of ISO MPEG-4 real-time video coding products and solutions. For almost a decade, dicas products and solutions have been pioneering next generation media services and products being deployed worldwide in many Broadcast, IPTV, Mobile TV, Internet Streaming, Multimedia and Security applications developed by companies such as Avid, Digital Rapids, Telestream and Panasonic. Under the brand name mpegable, dicas offering a family of MPEG-4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (SD and HD) and 3GPP compliant professional software tools and components for a number of operating systems and DSPs/ICs. For more information visit dicas at www.dicas.de.

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Media Contact:

Bill Lessard
Publicist
Wowza Media Systems
wlessard@prwithbrains.com
914.476.6089

Wowza and related marks are registered trademarks of Wowza Media Systems. Adobe and Flash are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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