Wowza expands global delivery capabilities

Streaming company Wowza Media Systems has released several updates to the technology portfolio, including the Wowza Streaming Engine version 4.7 software, and the Wowza Streaming Cloud service, the company said.

The newest features improve the ability for broadcasters to deliver streams to global audiences at unprecedented scale to CDNs and Facebook Live, while further enhancing the monitoring and resiliency of streaming workflows.

For a simplified user experience, Wowza customers can now attach and utilize Wowza CDN by setting it as a stream target, directly from the Wowza Streaming Engine software´s manager. In addition to the ease of configuration, Wowza CDN, a component of the Wowza Streaming Cloud Service, offers competitive new pricing–making it the most cost-efficient CDN option for pay-as-you-go scalability, with no upfront commitment required.

Among the new CDN delivery options is a designated Alibaba CDN stream target configurator. This simplifies the ability to push streams to Alibaba ingests, offering more choices to concurrently deliver into China and across the rest of Alibaba´s global footprint, with on-demand scalability.

Wowza Streaming Engine software users can now scale delivery of MPEG-DASH by leveraging Akamai. This allows for enhanced, compliant delivery of streams at scale, and more options to stream in cached formats beyond Apple HLS. By implementing DASH workflows, broadcasters using Akamai are now better able to deliver around the world, while satisfying European requirements for set top box delivery and multicast distribution via DASH.

Many broadcast workflows have been challenged with delivering multiple simultaneous streams to the Facebook Live API through Wowza Streaming Engine software. The enhanced optimization now provides greater stability and control to deliver multiple live-streams through a single instance of Wowza Streaming Engine. This is ideal for broadcasters and news organizations covering multiple worldwide events who wish to extend their coverage to Facebook audiences.

Wowza Media Systems is the recognized gold standard of streaming, with 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.