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Vimond and Wowza to Give OTT Customers Unified Streaming to Any Platform

Wowza Media Server 3 Simplifies Infrastructure to Help Vimond and Its Customers Save Time and Money

IBC2011 — Sept. 9, 2011 — Wowza Media Systems(R), the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company, today announced that Vimond Media Solutions has integrated Wowza Media Server(R) with its advanced OTT platform. Broadcasters, distributors, and media companies rely on Vimond’s modular platform as an end-to-end-solution for monetizing their video content online.

With Wowza Media Server, Vimond makes it easy for its customers to reach all screens simultaneously in all compatible streaming formats. The integration saved Vimond time and money that otherwise would have gone toward deployment of harder-to-operate discrete servers for each streaming format. With Wowza Media Server, Vimond’s customers are able to stream content easily to any screen in any format through a single server platform, which greatly simplifies the customer’s infrastructure — and results in significant cost-saving advantages for everyone.

“Integrating with different streaming solutions is a costly and time-consuming process. Knowing that we have a stable, robust, and scalable streaming solution in the back end with Wowza Media Server means we can focus on delivering new and compelling features to our customers,” said Glenn S. Pedersen, CTO of Vimond Media Solutions. “By simultaneously supporting different streaming technologies, we leave our customers free to choose the streaming format that fits their needs, and if they want to change later, they can do so without needing to re-encode all their existing assets.”

“This is a perfect example of our partnership strategy, which is to join forces with other leading innovators in this exciting market, a program that was initiated by the Vizrt-Vimond partnership earlier this year,” said Helge Høibraaten, CEO of Vimond.

“Vimond and Wowza share the common goal of any-screen delivery. In a short time, Vimond has become a leader in the field of multiscreen over-the-top services, and we’re honored to be a part of its success moving forward,” said Alex Dobrushin, CMO of Wowza Media Systems. “By building its platform on top of Wowza Media Server, Vimond has a concrete foundation for creating long-lasting customer relationships and loyalty.”

Wowza Media Systems and Vimond are showcasing their latest innovations at IBC2011, Sept. 9-13. Visit Wowza Media Systems at stand 13.121 and Vimond at stand 2.A31.

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About Vimond Media Solutions Vimond Media Solutions AS develops and markets the Vimond online TV platform. Based in Bergen, Norway, Vimond is one of a number of successful technology companies spun off from national broadcaster TV 2, together with Vizrt, StormGeo, and Mosart Medialab. After more than 10 years of technology development and use in production at Scandinavia’s biggest commercial online video enterprise, TV 2 Sumo, Vimond was established in 2011 to make advanced solutions available to other broadcasters launching multiscreen over-the-top services. The Vimond platform provides a comprehensive environment for managing highly efficient streaming of content to cellphones, tablet computers, gaming consoles, connected TVs, and Blu-ray(TM) players. With its depth of experience and expertise, Vimond is a leading player in the field, serving a rapidly growing roster of customers that includes TV4 in Sweden, MTV3 in Finland, TV 2 in Norway, and pan-Nordic distributor CMore. More information is available at vimond.com.

About Wowza Media Systems Wowza Media Systems(R) is the “any screen done right(TM)” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza(R) 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 85,000 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. For more information is available at www.wowza.com.

Wowza, Wowza Media Systems, Wowza Media Server, and related logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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