DENVER, Oct. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wowza, a global leader in live and on-demand video streaming, brings a new level of interactivity and accessibility to live event viewing with the first ever standardized video player solution that puts the power of multi-camera toggling in the hands of audiences.
Allowing viewers this level of control promises to do more than just improve the quality of the viewing experience and level of audience satisfaction. Different camera angles are chosen for a reason, many of them including interpretative sign language for viewers who struggle with hearing loss. Additionally, educational streams can allow viewers to select angles that allow them to best view and consume supplementary visuals. In this way, multi-camera angle control promotes audience accessibility.
“Existing solutions that provide similar toggling capabilities are proprietary,” says Niklas Narhinen, Technical Product Manager at Wowza. “Basically, you need to own both ends of the pipeline, sending and receiving, and package it all together. But we are the first to provide this on a standard HLS stream, meaning all you need is the player to enjoy this level of viewer interactivity.”
Wowza Flowplayer can now deliver multiple video streams in a single manifest, giving viewers the power to choose between them. Unlike similar solutions, which are baked into larger proprietary workflows, Wowza Flowplayer is the first to allow viewers this toggling function in a standard HLS stream. Basically, by building on existing technology, Wowza has made multi-camera angle streaming and toggling a reality for a broader pool of streamers.
“The player is an essential part of any streaming solution because it speaks directly to the audience experience,” says Ashique Anwar, Wowza’s Chief Product Officer. “A player that works reliably is great, but why stop there when you can give your audience so much more?”
When Wowza acquired Flowplayer in 2022, it was already a high-performing, best-in-class video player. Wowza Flowplayer has since grown to include more advanced player analytics, pre-integration with WebRTC for real-time use cases, and now more comprehensive viewer controls. Wowza continues to look for ways to make Wowza Flowplayer one of the best players on the market, while simultaneously offering it as part of a holistic streaming solution.
To learn more, go to www.wowza.com.
Wowza is the experienced and trusted partner for reliable, scalable video solutions. For more than 15 years, Wowza has powered 35,000+ video implementations globally across a range of end markets, including media, enterprise, government, aerospace, healthcare, and more. Wowza’s video on demand and live streaming solutions solve the most challenging aspects of video for its customers, ensuring reliable, secure experiences that businesses can trust from a SOC 2 compliant provider.
Marketing Communications Specialist, Wowza
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