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Wowza’s Industry Impact is Reaffirmed With Two More Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards

Wowza Media Server 3 Wins Best Server Software and Best Streaming Innovation of 2011

EVERGREEN, Colo. — Oct. 20, 2011 — Wowza(R) Media Systems, the “Any Screen Done Right(TM)” media server software company, today announced that its Wowza Media Server(R) 3 has won two top European Readers’ Choice Awards from Streaming Media magazine. For the fourth year in a row, the company’s unified media server software was voted the best server software, and it was awarded the best streaming innovation for the third year running. As in prior years, Wowza’s media server software bested products from name-brand companies in the industry.

“We rely heavily on feedback from users to help us develop and improve our products, and what better feedback could we ask for than to receive these awards several years in a row,” said Dave Stubenvoll, Wowza CEO and co-founder. “The users and industry experts who read Streaming Media magazine are our core customers. These high accolades confirm that we’re delivering what they want and need.”

The Best Server Hardware/Software award means that European Streaming Media readers found the Wowza Media Server software to be the top solution for delivering audio and video over the Web. The Best Streaming Innovation of 2011 win acknowledges Wowza Media Server 3 as the technology that has most profoundly changed the streaming media landscape in the past year.

“If the list of finalists in the 2011 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice Awards is any indication, 2011 has been a banner year for both established names and up-and-comers,” said Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, editor of Streaming Media magazine. “More than 4,000 readers submitted their votes in the awards, offering up their choices among the 281 nominees in 13 categories. The total number of votes was a whopping 14,377, meaning that, on average, each reader cast their vote in three or four categories.”

The 2011 Streaming Media European Readers’ Choice awards were announced Oct. 18 at the 2011 Streaming Media Europe show in London.

Wowza Media Server 3 is industrial-strength, high-performance software that simultaneously streams live and on-demand media to any screen — Adobe(R) Flash(R), Microsoft(R) Silverlight(R), iPhone(R), iPad(R), Android(TM), other smartphones and tablets, smart TVs, and IPTV/OTT set-top boxes. It provides a single extensible platform for a variety of high-value features, including live transcoding for adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming; any-screen, time-shifted playback; and premium content delivery with multiplatform digital rights management (DRM). The industry has been quick to recognize and embrace the possibilities Wowza Media Server software presents. More than 85,000 licensees all over the world have deployed Wowza Media Server software since its initial release in 2007.

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About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza(R) Media Systems 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 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. More information is available at www.wowza.com.

Wowza and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Wowza Media Systems Inc. Third-party product names and related marks are either registered trademarks or trademarks of such third parties.

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