Blue Flower

An Internet media server is designed to stream live and on-demand videos, audio, and images to Internet-connected devices.  Media servers are designed to stream millions of media items to many simultaneous users at once, and are a part of the growing consumer shift from broadcast, cable, and satellite, to the Internet. Adobe's Flash technology formerly dominated the streaming media world. But in the last decade, a huge percentage of sites have moved towards HTTP streaming, including HLS and MPEG DASH.  

Popular Media Servers

Adobe Media Server
Wowza Media Server
WMSPanel Media Server
Evostream Media Server

Most media servers have advanced API control, allowing software developers to render and control players and associated media. MediaGration's powerful pay-per-view/subscription publishing solution (MMCart) utilizes technology licensed by MultiMediaCart.