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Wowza’s Presence at IBC2019 Signals Status as Streaming Solutions Leader

Joining other industry giants Microsoft, Google and Facebook, Wowza will participate in numerous speaking sessions and demonstrations throughout the Conference and Exhibition

DENVER(13 Sep 2019)

Wowza Media Systems, the market leader in reliable streaming infrastructure solutions that enable applications to deliver to any device for any purpose, today announced the company’s extensive footprint at IBC2019, the industry’s most influential media, entertainment and technology event. The five-day Conference and Exhibition  will be held on Sept. 13-17 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

“This year’s conference theme — putting consumers first — aligns perfectly with our new offering: Wowza Professional Services. This launch ensures our customers are successfully leveraging our live-streaming solutions and cements our position as an industry leader,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder of Wowza Media Systems. “As the media industry continues its evolution, we are incredibly proud to be on par with some of the world’s top tech companies, and our massive presence this year in Amsterdam only highlights our capacity for innovation and our customers’ appetite for cutting-edge technology.”

Wowza’s main exhibition stand will be located in the “Content Everywhere” section of IBC (Hall 14.E08), and the company will have an additional presence at the Microsoft, Google and Facebook stands. 

Powerful Partnerships With Microsoft, Google and Facebook

At the Microsoft stand (Hall 1.C27), Wowza will be demonstrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities for video object detection in live streaming using the Microsoft Cognitive Learning platform.

Additionally, as co-founder of the SRT Alliance, Wowza will be demonstrating the Wowza Hublet in both the Microsoft and Wowza stands. As part of the SRT Hub Partner Program, Wowza provides a framework to develop input, output and processing modules. With SRT Hub, global media workflows connecting vendors and spanning multiple Microsoft Azure data centers and broadcast services can be defined, orchestrated and launched within minutes. 

Charlie Good, Wowza CTO and co-founder, will also join professionals from Haivision to participate in a panel titled “Broadcast Production in the Cloud With SRT Hub and Microsoft Azure.” The panel, which will cover SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) — an alternative to proprietary video transport technologies that is designed to address the shortcomings of internet-based video contribution systems — will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4:00 p.m. in Hall 14, Room G104.

As a preferred Google partner, Wowza will have representation in Google’s Partner Pavilion located in their stand (Hall 14.E01) during the conference. Additionally, James Sherry, Wowza senior product manager, will present “Reimagine Live Streaming With Wowza Streaming Cloud on Google Cloud.” The presentation will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Google In-Booth Theater (Hall 14.E01).

Finally, Facebook will have a live production studio powered by the Wowza ClearCaster Pro live encoding appliance in their stand (Hall 14.B31). By relying on Wowza to deliver the highest-quality stream possible, Facebook will create live content from the floor of IBC for an amazing user experience on Facebook Live. Additionally, Anthony Lazaro, senior director of product management, and Charlie Good, CTO and co-founder of Wowza, will discuss the latest advancements of ClearCaster Pro and how it delivers broadcast-quality video to Facebook Live in the Facebook Live studio on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11:00 a.m.

Apple Low-Latency HLS 

Wowza will be demonstrating delivery of Apple’s Low-Latency HLS via Wowza Streaming Engine at their stand (Hall 14.E08) and all attendees are invited to stop by to learn more about Wowza's approach to supporting this protocol. Additionally,Tim Dougherty,  Wowza’s director of sales engineering, will be speaking about this subject at a Tech Talk, “Low Latency Live Streaming Delivery: What’s Next?,” on Sept. 16 in the Content Everywhere Hub Theatre from 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. 

Wowza Professional Services

Wowza’s experts will also be present at Wowza’s “Professional Services (ProServ) Bar,” providing attendees with one-on-one advice, help and recommendations in support of the recently launched Wowza Professional Services. Wowza Professional Services leverages the company’s advanced video-streaming knowledge — encompassing everything from configuring servers to architecting unique streaming systems — to help organizations realize business success quickly.

Whether it’s employee training, product integrations, architecture recommendations or even application development, Wowza can ensure the complexities of live video are tamed for each customer’s use case. For more information or to register for IBC2019, please visit https://show.ibc.org/welcome. To learn about Wowza Media Systems, please visit https://www.wowza.com. If you would like to schedule an on-site meeting at the show, find availability at https://calendly.com/wowza/ibc-2019

About Wowza

Wowza is the market leader in providing reliable streaming infrastructure that enables applications to deliver to any device, anywhere, at any scale, for any purpose. Dedicated to fueling the explosion of live streaming by ensuring the best possible user experience, we apply our deep knowledge and years of experience to provide reliable streaming solutions to video platforms (broadcasters, CDNs, OVPs, EVPs) and product/app builders in retail, live commerce, auction, government, security, mobile, etc., as they use live streaming to engage their audiences and enhance their products. Through our battle-tested software, hardware and services, we tailor infrastructure for any use case to handle the difficult process of streaming live video over the internet to an endless number of playback options. In the end, Wowza live streaming just works. For more information on rock-solid, reliable streaming, visit: www.wowza.com