Latest Wowza Media Server edition to be highlighted at IBC2012

Long list of enhancements includes time-shifted deliver of live streams and support for MPEG-DASH.

The latest version of Wowza Media Server software, to be highlighted at IBC2012, includes refinements to the Network DVR (nDVR) AddOn, an audio-only option for the Wowza Transcoder AddOn, dynamic overlays, additional content protection options, multicast, and more.

All of these refinements are aimed at making Internet streaming cost-effective for the broadcaster while further improving the experience for the viewer.

The software continues to offer the broadest any-screen coverage including Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight-capable computers, tablets, phones, set-top boxes, media players, and game consoles; Apple iPhone/iPad and other HLS-capable devices such as Apple TV with AirPlay; Android devices; Roku media players; and Internet-connected TVs; and more. With Wowza AddOns, the media server becomes a full-fledged streaming media infrastructure helping users drive revenue-generating services and simplify workflows.

Capabilities of the latest Wowza Media Server include:

• Any screen delivery with standard Wowza Media Server. Live or video-on-demand content simultaneously delivered to every supported client

• Integrated live adaptive bitrate (ABR) transcoding enabled by Wowza Transcoder AddOn

• Time-shifted delivery of live streams with Wowza nDVR AddOn

• Audio-only option for Wowza Transcoder AddOn

• Dynamic overlays

• Support for multiple studio-approved DRM platforms

• Unconstrained per-server capacity with no CPU core limitations

• Flexible and cost-effective licensing options for any application and budget

• Multicast for Microsoft Silverlight

• Closed-captioning support — CAE-608 caption insertion for live streaming

• HTTP Origin

• Support for MPEG-DASH

• Additional cloud options on Amazon Web Services