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NewTek and Wowza Media Systems have launched MediaDS, a real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system.


newtek media dsMediaDS merges NewTek’s live production technology with the Wowza streaming software in a 1RU footprint. The result is an end-to-end streaming solution to allow producers to launch their own multi-channel content networks from their production site, delivering a live video stream directly to their viewers.

“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for video producers to deliver content to their audience, whether that is within the walls of a building, across a campus or around the world,” said Andrew Cross, president and CTO for NewTek. “Our partnership with Wowza means that not only do you have a solution that can encode video, but MediaDS also allows you to distribute that content as well, either to local viewers or globally.”

For enhanced scalability, producers can also create a virtual CDN or edge network by connecting multiple MediaDS together – either through a local area network, or remotely over IP to cross wide geographic boundaries.

“The MediaDS is a powerful end-to-end solution for content producers, and it introduces new opportunities for distribution, expansion, and content monetisation,” said Dave Stubenvoll, CEO for Wowza. “By bringing together the best of NewTek production technologies and Wowza streaming technology in a single offering, we empower content creators with the ability to scale their productions and stream to any player, device or audience anywhere in the world.”