Telestream, Wowza team up for ‘anywhere’ video

Telestream and Wowza have partnered to offer live video production and universal streaming to iPhone, Web and TV screens.

Telestream’s Wirecast live video production software works in conjunction with the soon-to-be-released Wowza Media Server 2 Advanced, a multiprotocol platform to provide simultaneous media streaming to iPhone, iPod Touch, Flash, Silverlight and QuickTime Web players, as well as IPTV set-top boxes, from a single server.

The combined offering simplifies high-quality streaming of live entertainment, news or sports events to mobile, desktop and TV screens and lets consumers view video on the screen of their choice.

Wirecast is TV studio production software for live streaming that works just like a video switcher, controlling real-time switching between multiple live video cameras while dynamically mixing in other source media, such as QuickTime movies, music, audio and slides. Features such as chroma key, 3D graphics and built-in titles merge seamlessly with Wirecast’s layering system, allowing users to easily create live and on-demand broadcasts for anyone who wants to stream to multiple screens.

Wowza Media Server 2 Advanced adds H.264 streaming that enables delivery over any protocol to any player or device, served from any operating system. Wowza Media Server 2 is set for widespread availability in the fourth quarter of 2009.