NAB 2016

Zixi Adds Live Linear Service to its Managed Service Offerings

Zixi, the market leader in broadcast quality IP Video contribution, management, and distribution, announced the addition of Zixi Live Linear Managed Service to its suite of Zixi Managed Services (ZMS). The live linear video contribution service provides broadcasters and content owners with an economical alternative to fiber and satellite with the same reliability, uptime, and security. Using this service, linear content in all formats, bit rates, and quality are delivered to major service providers over IP using Zixi technology, with a setup time that is measured in hours instead of days.

zixilogo“Content owners, MVPDs and Over-the-Top (OTT) service providers need an economical alternative to existing delivery options, and can now leverage Zixi’s Live Linear Managed Service to meet these challenges” says Yaron Simler, Zixi CEO. “Major consumer distribution platforms have come to Zixi to use our platform to make it easy for their partners to contribute and for them to aggregate this live content. These include top 20 rated cable networks and niche networks across the globe. All rely on Zixi for the reliable, secure, real time, easy and cost effective management and transmission of their live event and live linear networks to OTT consumer platforms, OTT service providers, and MPVDs.”

Zixi’s Live Linear managed service enables new content and revenue opportunities. Capable of delivering a single channel or a bouquet of channels, Zixi provides cost effective and proven contribution, aggregation, and distribution options without compromising quality. The new service offers a variety of delivery, redundancy, monitoring, and up-time options with a simple and fast set-up.

Zixi Managed Services includes a Live Event service which supports the contribution, management, monitoring and distribution of live content from the venue to the end point. Leveraging Zixi’s growing EcoZystem of integrated cameras, encoders, and decoders, Zixi Live Event services simplifies the complexity of IP workflows and provides migration to cloud content management, processing, and distribution with broadcast quality service levels. Zixi’s Live Event service utilizes Zixi’s video transport technology platform and leverages Zixi’s IP video workflow expertise to deliver high quality (SD, HD, UHD) video in a proven, economical, secure, scalable, and highly available service.

“Live event production is challenging, and delivering live events over IP can seem operationally intimidating,” states Eric Bolten, VP of Zixi Managed Services. “Zixi’s Live Event managed service offers a way to significantly simplify live production delivery over IP with a cloud management, processing, and distribution platform that is end to end. Zixi’s Live Event managed service is proven having now managed hundreds of live events, all delivered securely on a scalable high availability cloud platform. We are taking what was once very complicated and simplifying it with our proven platform and our live event IP delivery experience.”

Whether dealing with a live event or live linear content, Zixi Managed Services shortens time to market. Content owners and service providers can spin up a channel instantly, as well as deliver live events in high quality from anywhere to anywhere using Zixi’s simple, economical, secure, and proven end to end service.

Zixi is exhibiting at NAB, April 18-21 at booth number SU13602.

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