Author Archives for Wowza Media Systems

The Streaming Show Podcast: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

January 30, 2017 2:01 am Published by Comments Off on The Streaming Show Podcast: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

In this episode we chat with Chris Knowlton, Wowza VP and streaming industry evangelist, covering the growing interest in 360˚ virtual and augmented reality viewing experiences. In the ever-evolving landscape of live-streaming, these innovative technologies continue be the fastest growing trends, powering a range of live events and experiences, from sports to concerts and more.


Top Six Live Video Streaming Trends to Watch in 2017

January 23, 2017 3:01 am Published by Comments Off on Top Six Live Video Streaming Trends to Watch in 2017

Learn how live streaming will be the ultimate game changer in 2017. Join Chris Knowlton, Wowza Vice President and streaming industry evangelist, as he predicts the live streaming trends for this year. He'll dive into how artificial intelligence, mobile 5G networks and virtual reality will all come to the forefront of video, including the movement towards 4K content expansion and low latency delivery. 


CES 2017 Dreams of a VR Future

January 17, 2017 4:01 am Published by Comments Off on CES 2017 Dreams of a VR Future

CES 2017 is in the bag and this was clear: when innovation is lacking, VR is king and “experiences” are the queen. From a technology standpoint, there wasn’t a lot that blew us away. Sure there were crisp short-throw projectors, laptops with fold-out screens, an electric car faster than a Tesla, and even a smart scooter. Yes, a smart scooter. However, the vast majority of products were just marginal enhancements that we’ve already seen.


The Streaming Show Podcast: Low-Latency Streaming

December 19, 2016 3:12 am Published by Comments Off on The Streaming Show Podcast: Low-Latency Streaming

Low latency has become a hot topic within the streaming world, and it's essential to real-time interaction with video content. Listen to our latest podcast episode, where we dive into what low-latency streaming means and why it matters.


Live Mobile Streaming: Nine Tips for Success

December 7, 2016 6:12 am Published by Comments Off on Live Mobile Streaming: Nine Tips for Success

If you use Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen live video streams showing up lately in your feed. These social media platforms were already engaging, but live mobile broadcasting takes it to the next level, commanding users' attention for longer spans of time. Would you like to have that same “power of now” for your brand? Read on.


The Streaming Show Podcast: Talking Shop About APIs

November 3, 2016 6:11 am Published by Comments Off on The Streaming Show Podcast: Talking Shop About APIs

APIs are an essential part of software development, and can play a huge role in streaming video projects. Listen to our latest podcast episode, with Wowza streaming engineer Orde Hiller where we tackle the topic.


Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Wowza-Nine Years in a Row

November 2, 2016 7:11 am Published by Comments Off on Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Awards Honor Wowza-Nine Years in a Row

For the ninth consecutive year, readers of Streaming Media have recognized Wowza streaming technology as the industry's gold standard. Wowza Streaming Engine™ software was awarded the 2016 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award for media server technology. In addition, Wowza Streaming Cloud™ was recognized as a runner-up for the leading live-streaming platform. 


Building a Mobile App for Live Sports | Wowza Case Study

October 27, 2016 3:10 am Published by Comments Off on Building a Mobile App for Live Sports | Wowza Case Study

Sports Logic provides the leading youth sports league-management tool, supporting more than a million users. Sports Logic’s SL Team App includes a new feature, SL Live, built on the Wowza GoCoder™ SDK for live streaming from mobile devices—giving coaches, administrators, athletes, and parents even more ways to manage teams, track player statistics, and capture every play.


Wowza GoCoder SDK App Challenge: Our Finalists

October 26, 2016 12:10 pm Published by Comments Off on Wowza GoCoder SDK App Challenge: Our Finalists

I’m really excited to share the four finalists for the live mobile streaming app contest. We had a lot of activity, with interest from more than 200 developers around the world. It was fun to see Wowza developers' ideas turn into iOS and Android apps. We'll be announcing the winner on November 1 at 9:30 A.M. Pacific from Streaming Media West in Huntington Beach, CA using Facebook Live.


Streaming Video Workflows for User-Generated Content

October 25, 2016 8:10 am Published by Comments Off on Streaming Video Workflows for User-Generated Content

Teachers, students, and employees increasingly need to create live and on-demand video content for internal audiences. Use cases can include capturing live presentations, producing video for a flipped classroom, sharing a video recording for online evaluation by teachers and classmates, or creating a training video to help colleagues be more productive at a given task. How can you embrace user-generated content with any-screen playback for your campus or workplace? Let’s dig in, looking first at the basic workflow, then focusing on five common scenarios and ways to address each.


Facebook Declared Winner in Presidential Debate Streams

October 21, 2016 10:10 am Published by Comments Off on Facebook Declared Winner in Presidential Debate Streams

The final U.S. presidential debate is over, and we can declare a hand-down winner: Facebook. No, the platform didn’t throw itself into the ring as a candidate for office. But it did clearly display that it's able to deliver what the people want, when they want it—streaming that’s faster than cable or satellite broadcasts.


Wowza Streaming Cloud Feature Update

October 19, 2016 1:10 am Published by Comments Off on Wowza Streaming Cloud Feature Update

With Wowza Streaming Cloud we're constantly looking to find ways of making live media streaming fit the user as well as the use—a new way to think about "ergonomics." The latest Wowza Streaming Cloud update is designed to address this, with preconfigured lower-latency HTTP selection, the Wowza Player preview availability, and the Wowza Streaming Cloud sandbox environment.