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Wowza Picked as Exclusive Media Server by Streaming Media Services CDN

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Vertically Integrated Dutch Service Provider Leverages Wowza Media Server 2 for its Global Any-Screen Network

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Nov. 8, 2010 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the unified media server company, today announced that vertically integrated Dutch content delivery network (CDN) Streaming Media Services has fully deployed Wowza Media Server(R) 2 as its exclusive media server on its global network. Enabled by Wowza Media Server 2, Streaming Media Services’ customers can deliver high volumes of content reliably to any screen, such as the desktop, mobile, and the living room TV, including all popular media platforms like Flash(R), Silverlight(R), Apple(R) iPhone(R)/iPad(TM)/ iPod(R) touch, Android(TM) devices, set-top boxes, and more.

“Wowza Media Server is an ideal platform for building a future-proof content delivery network,” said Micha Koopmans, CEO and co-founder of Streaming Media Services. “Having enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship with Wowza in the past gave me total confidence in their server software. I know from experience how closely Wowza works with users to create innovative solutions that stay ahead of the rapidly changing streaming media landscape.”

Streaming Media Services is a full-service streaming provider with worldwide reach. Among its customers are numerous name-brand corporations and Dutch government organizations. In addition to relying on Wowza Media Server infrastructure for traditional CDN services, Streaming Media Services also uses Wowza software for other services including video chat and recording. The company also provides a full suite of Wowza-focused consulting and custom development services.

Streaming Media Services is a qualified Wowza Streaming Partner — a designation reserved for select providers who have achieved a specified level of deployment, demonstrated expertise in operating Wowza server-based services, and delivered excellent customer satisfaction.

“Streaming Media Services is a pragmatic service provider that makes innovative use of Wowza Media Server’s full range of functionality,” said Dave Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the company’s founders, who have time and again demonstrated the superior technical expertise and customer orientation that we value in a Wowza partner.”

Wowza Media Server 2 is a high-performance video engine that unifies delivery of live and on-demand H.264 video or AAC/MP3 audio streams to multiple clients and devices, eliminating the need for specialized, client-specific servers and encoders. Winner of two top awards in this month’s Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice competition, Wowza Media Server 2 makes it easy and affordable to deliver audio and video content over IP networks, either public or private, to desktop/laptop computers (Web TV), mobile phones/tablets (mobile TV), or IP set-top boxes (IPTV).

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About Streaming Media Services
Netherlands-based Streaming Media Services is a vertically integrated, full-service streaming media provider with worldwide reach offering content delivery, content management, event streaming, transcoding, and Wowza-based tailored solutions for any type of application. Whether it involves streaming of sporting events, live concerts, or video clips — small or large scale projects are in expert hands with Streaming Media Services. Offering fully scalable solutions, Streaming Media Services allows customers to only pay for what they use. The company’s engineers are available to offer integration support for any type of project and online demos are available to help users experience the quality of Streaming Media Services. Online off-the-shelf packages offer users not only lightning fast and secure streaming options, but also an efficient, cost-effective payment model. More information is available at www.streamingmediaservices.eu.

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. All other trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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