Wowza Targets Audience Engagement at IBC

Company Releases New Products and Updates to Increase Interactivity
and Streaming Success

Media Systems
, the gold standard of streaming, opened the 2017 IBC
Expo (booth #14.C08) by introducing two new products that
demonstrate the future of video-application engagement: the Wowza
ClearCaster™ appliance and the Wowza
Ultra Low Latency Service
. The new hardware and service developments
are complemented by updates to the company’s core offerings, including Wowza
Streaming Engine™
software, Wowza
and Wowza
—further extending the company’s leadership in delivering
engaging streaming experiences.

“The ability to engage with your audience is now the core metric by
which people measure the success of their streams,” said Mike
Talvensaari, vice president of product at Wowza. “Whether on Facebook
Live, or by delivering ultra low latency streaming applications, we’re
committed to developing the products that let you build custom
applications and interact in real-time with the world’s largest

Headlining the conference demonstrations is the new Wowza ClearCaster appliance:
purpose-built for professional broadcasters and streamers seeking an
easy way to improve the reliability of streaming on Facebook
. Designed in cooperation with Facebook,
the ClearCaster appliance is built from the ground up to ensure the most
successful broadcasts and engaging conversations on Facebook Live, from
any workflow.

Similarly, as a growing number of streaming applications require
real-time user interaction, the Wowza Ultra Low Latency Service
is designed to reliably deliver streams across the globe with less than
two seconds of end-to-end latency. Part of the Wowza
Streaming Cloud
platform, the new service combines industry-leading
streaming software with intelligent monitoring and management
capabilities, leveraging the global computing power of Microsoft Azure
to deliver streaming experiences to audiences of any size, anywhere.

The Ultra Low Latency Service is API-based, allowing developers to
create interactive, real-time experiences that bring viewers and
broadcasters together through synced video and data. Along with this new
delivery model, the company has updated its Wowza Player to
support ultra low latency with playback of the WOWZ protocol—presenting
a complete RTMP and Flash replacement for ultra-low-latency-dependent
applications. Additionally, the Wowza GoCoder SDK has been enhanced to
include WOWZ playback, enabling the creation of real-time interactive
video applications for iOS and Android.

Lastly, Wowza has updated its flagship Wowza Streaming Engine
software to include SRT ingest support. The new software update
reinforces reliability for streams originating in networks with high
congestion or low bandwidth availability. To help demonstrate the power
of SRT and low latency delivery during IBC, Wowza will be joined at its
booth for several presentations by Skippa, BlueFrame Technology,
Haivision and Teradek.

To schedule a private demonstration during IBC, please request a time

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems™ is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with
more than 20,000 customers in 170+ countries. By reducing the
complexities of video and audio delivery to any device, Wowza™ enables
organizations to expand their reach and more deeply engage their
audiences, in industries ranging from education to broadcasting. Service
providers, direct customers and partners worldwide trust Wowza products
to provide robust, customizable and scalable streaming solutions—with
powerful APIs and SDKs to meet organizations’ evolving streaming needs.
Wowza was founded in 2005, is privately held, and is headquartered in
Colorado. For more information, please visit


Chris Michaels
Director of Communications