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Wowza Unveils ClearCaster Integration for Facebook Live Video Graphics, Production and Interactive Services

Company Demonstrates API integration with Vidpresso during F8 Developers Conference
San Francisco(5/1/2018) -

Today Wowza Media Systems, the gold standard in streaming technologies, unveiled the ability integrate third-party services into the Wowza ClearCaster Facebook Live workflow. By connecting browser-based production, graphics and encoding APIs, users can leverage the ClearCaster appliance to deliver professional-grade broadcasts to Facebook Live. To showcase the new functionality, Wowza will demonstrate how the ClearCaster connects to the Vidpresso API during the F8 Developer Conference. 

"We are excited about the integration with Wowza, as it combines custom graphics and interactivity, such as polls and comments, with the ability to go SDI-to-1080p to Facebook,” says Randall Bennett, Co-founder at Vidpresso. “The workflow is really simple and will ultimately provide new opportunities for content creators.”

The openness of the Wowza ClearCaster allows producers to call third-party applications, in order to inject titles, graphics, and allows them to host in-stream polling and comments. By integrating many of the world’s popular web-based video production tools and APIs, the ClearCaster presents the most flexible live streaming option that rock-solid communication to Facebook Live, at the best quality possible.

“Working with companies like Vidpresso, and others, has opened a new door for production capabilities that was previously reserved for broadcasters and expensive workflows,” said Anthony Lazaro, ClearCaster product owner at Wowza. “It’s exciting to see how customers can easily leverage these services and APIs directly into their Facebook Live sessions to create dynamic experiences for viewers, without having to hire production staff or buy more broadcast equipment.”

Named the 2017 best encoder by Ready Take Live, Wowza ClearCaster appliance is the only way to deliver crisp 1080p video to Facebook Live. The device delivers frame-accurate starts and broadcast-quality with worry-free operation. For more information about the Wowza ClearCaster, visit www.clearcaster.com.

To learn how to integrate your browser-based production services and APIs into the ClearCaster workflow, contact the team at product.clearcaster@wowza.com.

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with more than 22,000 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 www.wowza.com.

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