Zixi Fuels Growth of Live Streaming with New Cloud-based Video Over IP Services



WALTHAM, MA, April 5, 2016 -Zixi, the market leader in broadcast quality contribution, management, and distribution, announced today the debut of ZixiFY, a new cloud-based content delivery platform for the highest quality contribution to a content distribution network (CDN). ZixiFY is designed to reliably deliver live broadcast quality video from a Zixi enabled origination point including camera, encoder, phone, or tablet at any location to any device leveraging Zixi’s proven protocol. Broadcasting and media organizations looking for cost-effective solutions to help engage viewers and generate revenue with high-quality live streaming content now have access to Zixi’s cloud-based software platform.

“TV Everywhere acceptance is exploding and media organizations are racing to provide audiences with broadcast quality live content to be viewed on a variety of devices, however, production of that content can be expensive and complex,” said Israel Drori, Founder and President of Zixi. “By providing first mile ingest with the highest possible quality, the ZixiFY service enables our customers to have the complete freedom in choosing their CDN provider. Media organizations can leverage our global ecosystem of partners to transmit, process and distribute high quality video over the Internet to engage their audiences and drive new revenue opportunities.”

As Zixi software is already embedded in thousands of devices around the globe, broadcasters can now easily ingest video into ZixiFY from any location and achieve impeccable first-mile performance. By aggregating BW across multiple wired, WiFi, or 4G LTE connections for higher bandwidth delivery, Zixi’s distance agnostic, Network and Video Aware Protocol, employing Bonding and Multi-Path, ensures delivery of the highest quality content over a standard Internet connection. ZixiFY’s UI enables users to manage, process, store and distribute the video in different formats using any CDN available on the market.

“Zixi has helped JVC Professional Video transform the broadcast market by offering a way to stream live over 4GLTE and WiFi at high quality back to the studio. While delivering the same experience at a much lower cost than trucks and other bonded technologies Zixi streaming is a great tool for providing additional content,” said Lon Mass, VP Sales and Marketing for JVC Professional Video. “Now with Zixi’s ZixiFY service offering, our customers have a way to distribute high quality content to any CDN, extending the possibilities broadcasters have to engage existing and new markets through an enhanced experience while also addressing big operational challenges.”

JVC is part of the large global community of Zixi partners who have embedded Zixi’s Network and Video Aware Protocol into cameras, encoders, decoders, mobile devices and more offering a simple way for broadcasters and event producers to deliver error free content over IP from ZixiFY to a CDN. This economical approach engages end users, positively impacting revenue while also enabling the delivery of content that otherwise would not be possible.

Zixi will be exhibiting at NAB, April 18-21 at booth number SU13602. Make an appointment with Zixi to see ZixiFY in action at the show.

Zixi is a proven network and video aware software platform that enables the simple, economical, and secure delivery of broadcast quality video over the internet to any device over any distance. Zixi is currently relied upon by hundreds of media companies worldwide to enrich user experiences, access new content, create new service offerings, and generate new revenue opportunities while dramatically reducing operating costs. Zixi is making the Internet and other unmanaged or congested IP networks an effective and reliable platform for the global television industry.

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