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Wowza Media Systems(R) Gets Nominations for 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards in U.S. and Europe

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Sept. 1, 2010 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the media server software company, today announced its Wowza Media Server(R) 2 has been nominated in multiple categories for the 2010 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice awards in both the U.S. and European award editions. This year’s nominations for Wowza are the fourth in a row from Streaming Media publications. In 2009, Streaming Media readers named Wowza software the No. 1 media server choice.

For 2010, Streaming Media Europe has nominated Wowza in two categories, Best Streaming Innovation, which recognizes the product, technology, or service that most changed the streaming landscape in the past year; and Best Server Software/Hardware, which recognizes the top solution for delivering audio and video files over the Web, regardless of delivery protocol. The U.S. magazine edition nominations are for Best Streaming Innovation, Best Server Software/Hardware, and Best Online Video Company, Technology.

“Wowza Media Server 2 represents a significant advance in enabling unification of media delivery across any platform and any video screen. We’re glad to have the recognition for our industry contributions that these nominations represent,” said Dave Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. “In fact, the repeated acknowledgment of our success by Streaming Media magazine is particularly gratifying because its readers are the vital players in the business of online media.”

Wowza Media Server is proven, industrial-strength, high-performance software that simultaneously streams H.264/AAC/MP3 audio/video content from a single live or on-demand encode to users on any screen including desktops, mobile devices, and in the living room. It offers broad support of media platforms, including Flash(R), Silverlight(R), Apple(R) iOS (iPhone(R)/iPad(TM)), Android(TM), Blackberry(R), as well as IPTV and game consoles. The industry has been quick to recognize and embrace the possibilities afforded by Wowza Media Server, which since its initial release in 2007 has been deployed by more than 50,000 licensees in some 60 countries.

For the European awards, readers may visit: http://www.streamingmediaglobal.com/ReadersChoice/2010/Vote.aspx on or before Sept. 13 to vote for their favorites. Voters will receive e-mail confirmation once the election has closed, and only confirmed votes will be counted. The magazine will announce the top three vote-getters in each category Sept. 20, and overall winners will be announced at the 2010 Streaming Media Europe show in London on Oct. 14.

For the U.S. awards, voting is open until Oct. 1, and the top three vote-getters in each category will be announced Oct. 18. Winners will receive their awards at a reception at Streaming Media West in Los Angeles on Nov. 2. To vote, readers should visit: http://www.streamingmedia.com/ReadersChoice/2010/Vote.aspx.

Wowza wishes to acknowledge its many customers and partners whose innovative solutions and applications have also been nominated for a Readers’ Choice award. These include: Astream.com; Digital Rapids; Elecard; Jet Stream BV; Haivision; i2i Media; Mirror Image Internet; Mobixell Networks; Ooyala; Sawmill; Stream UK; Telestream; Thomson Reuters; TV1.EU(TM); and WeStream.

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About Wowza Media Systems
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. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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