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Wowza(R) and SIDSA Collaborate to Deliver Integrated Web TV and Mobile TV Solutions for Broadcasters

EVERGREEN, Colo. — July 20, 2010 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the media server software company, announced today that SIDSA, a Madrid, Spain based international provider of audiovisual technology for broadcasters and network operators, has integrated its highly touted digital TV products portfolio with Wowza Media Server(R) 2 to extend the reach of customers’ digital content to new Internet and mobile audiences.

“Our mission is to provide our customers with cutting-edge multimedia technology and turnkey solutions to build their businesses with confidence and speed,” said J.M. Insenser, CEO of SIDSA. “Our collaboration with Wowza stays true to that mission as the performance, extensibility, and flexibility of Wowza servers provide our customers exactly what they need to enable effortless delivery of their digital content to eager new Internet and mobile TV audiences.”

SIDSA, whose global customers include Spain’s Telefonica, RTVE, and Axion, Italy’s RAI, Russia’s OTB, and many others, achieved proven interoperability between Wowza Media Server 2 and its EtherTV gateways and Karina encoders. The SIDSA EtherTV gateway introduces digital broadcasting services directly into LAN environments to distribute live broadcast TV and radio across IP networks, and the Karina is a real-time encoder purpose-built for digital and IPTV systems.

Wowza’s unified media server enables SIDSA customers to reach larger Internet and mobile audiences without having to resort to multiple costly proprietary technologies. This integrated approach provides a single platform capable of simultaneously delivering video and/or audio from a single encoded source to a multitude of clients and devices, including Flash(R), Microsoft(R) Silverlight(R), and QuickTime(TM), IPTV set-top boxes, as well as the world’s leading video-friendly mobile devices including Android(TM) and Blackberry(R) phones, as well as the Apple(R) iPhone(R) and iPad(TM).

“SIDSA has a proven record in TV distribution over IP and in the emerging WebTV and MobileTV markets that present a tremendous global opportunity for both companies,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “The combination of SIDSA digital TV products and the Wowza Media Server technology lets broadcasters take advantage of the rapidly evolving online TV consumption trends.”

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About SIDSA
SIDSA is an international audiovisual technology provider active in semiconductor design, conditional access, digital headends, and overall project management with headquarters in Madrid and offices in Zaragoza, Dubai, Hong Kong, Moscow, and San Francisco. SIDSA’s digital TV headend portfolio includes contribution and distribution network solutions, broadcast-to-IPTV EtherTV gateways, terrestrial and mobile digital TV platforms, and POLARplus, the most compact but fully featured headend product line in the market. SIDSA’s key differentiation is the valuable know-how and understanding of complete end-to-end digital TV systems. For further information: www.sidsa.com.

About Wowza Media Systems(R)
Wowza Media Systems(R) is the premier media server software company delivering 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, or home TV. More than 50,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza’s media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at www.wowzamedia.com.

Wowza, Wowza Media Systems, Wowza Media Server and related logos are trademarks of Wowza Media Systems, Inc.
Adobe and Flash are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Silverlight is either a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Apple, QuickTime, iPhone and iPod are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple, Inc.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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