WTA Thoreau Open Recruits Zixi for Broadcast Video Delivery
Zixi is providing delivery of the inaugural WTA Thoreau Open to the Tennis Channel on August 16 and 17. A USTA Pro Circuit Event on the WTA and ITF calendars, the international event is being run in conjunction with the Thoreau Club and the Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy with top-ranked players entered in preparation for the US Open.
Zixi’s cloud-based and on-premise software platform enables global media organizations to deliver and manage live, broadcast-quality HD and UHD video over IP. Because of its flexibility, reliability, and security, Zixi is trusted to stream some of the biggest live sporting events around the world, including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, and World Cup soccer. With multi-cloud integration, robust content analytics, and low latency delivery of under 500 miliseconds, Zixi is the choice for video delivery over IP. Advanced features such as hitless failover and network bonding leverage multiple network connections and diverse network paths to form a virtual bonded network with higher bandwidth potential and redundancy that’s optimized for speed and consistency, giving broadcasters the confidence they need to transmit live video economically over IP vs satellite or cable.
“Zixi has long been trusted by the world’s most important programming and sporting events to deliver reliable, broadcast quality video” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi. “We are very proud to have this additional opportunity to provide our expertise to the tennis community.”
On Friday, August 16th, the first singles semifinal will be broadcast live on the Tennis Channel at 3:30 PM EST with the second semifinal to follow not before 5pm EST on Tennis Channel Plus. On Saturday, August 17th, the doubles final will lead off at 12:30 PM EST on Tennis Channel Plus with the singles final to follow at 4 PM on Tennis Channel. Former world No.7, co-founder of the Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy and tournament co-director Tim Mayotte will provide color commentary for the broadcast.