SAN JOSE, California, November 27 /PRNewswire/ --

- Rambla Cites Performance, Reliability and World-Class Support as Major Deciding Factors in Wowza Selection

Wowza Media Systems announced today that Rambla (http://www.rambla.be), a cutting-edge Belgian CDN predominantly based on open-source solutions, is now using Wowza Media Server(TM) Pro, its award-winning commercial Flash streaming server software, as Rambla's chosen platform for Flash media streaming services.

"While we built our CDN mostly on the open source platforms, Wowza's commercial server was the only practical choice for streaming Flash," said Jo Martens, Managing Director, Rambla. "Wowza gave us the rapid time-to-market we needed to satisfy the market demand with a reliable and scalable solution. We are delighted with the Wowza Pro performance, reliability and even more importantly with the world-class support Wowza provides."

The Rambla deal represents a growing trend in the number of service providers now streaming live and on-demand Flash content on the Wowza platform and reaffirms Wowza Pro's undeniable value to a wide range of service providers. This deal comes on the heels of Wowza's other recently announced service provider wins in Europe, Japan and North America.

Among the highlights of the Rambla deployments: -- Top interactive advertising agencies use the Rambla CDN and Wowza Flash streaming to create rich media environments for customers like Microsoft, Grohe, and Neckermann. -- Rambla customer Aristo Music (http://www.aristomusic.be) is using Wowza Media Server Pro to stream its revolutionary new Internet radio service that sets the mood at hotels, restaurants and cafes throughout Belgium with selections from Aristo's 30,000+ song library. -- Wowza Pro's exceptional stability and scalability, along with its SecureToken anti-ripping protection, assures Rambla's customers like CarChannel.be of highly reliable and secure 24x7 Flash streaming.

"It's very exciting for us to partner with a company like Rambla which has a long history of innovation and an incredibly impressive roster of customers," said David Stubenvoll, CEO and Co-Founder, Wowza Media Systems. "Rambla is truly on the cutting-edge of rich media content delivery, and it's wonderful to count them as our Streaming Partner."

About Wowza Media Systems

Wowza Media Systems, a software company headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a developer of interactive streaming media server software. Its flagship product, Wowza Media Server Pro, features an innovative server architecture that delivers unmatched performance, functionality, and scalability at a total cost of ownership up to 80% less than the leading alternative, Adobe Flash Media Server. Wowza Media Server Pro enables customers like Macy's, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thomson Learning, Interoute, and Julius Blum GmbH to deliver interactive and entertaining Flash applications and content, including video on demand, live video distribution, video recording, and chat, and is finding application in a broad range of industries, including entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce. For more information, visit Wowza Media Systems at http://www.wowzamedia.com.

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Bill Lessard of PRwithBrains, +1-914-476-6089, wlessard@prwithbrains.com, for Wowza Media Systems