Wowza launches streaming box for Facebook Live broadcasts

Wowza Media Systems has collaborated with Facebook on its latest streaming solution aimed at broadcasters.

The Wowza ClearCaster, built from the ground up for broadcasts across Facebook Live and unveiled today, supports a variety of workflows while providing a stream from 1080p30 all the way to 4K UHD.

“Broadcasters and professional streamers are looking to engage with their audiences on Facebook Live, and they need a reliable and high-quality way to contribute broadcast-quality streams on the platform,” said Charlie Good, CTO and co-founder at Wowza Media Systems.

The solution also places an emphasis on stream health, intelligently monitoring in real-time and automatically adjusting stream settings to ensure uptime and quality.

“ClearCaster is the most advanced and easiest solution to deliver stable, professional-quality content to Facebook Live, better connecting broadcasters with their followers on Facebook. Just plug in to ClearCaster and we’ll take it from there,” added Good.

Unique Features Include:

  • The ability to see Live Reactions from followers, so you can react to them in real time and tailor your content on the fly.
  • Talent View functionality, allowing on-camera personalities to see exactly what their followers see.
  • An integrated countdown clock that cues the exact moment your stream goes live, eliminating awkward pauses for you and your viewers.

The Wowza ClearCaster is a single box, rack-mountable appliance, connectable via SDI or HDMI, directly from cameras or other studio equipment.