Innovative Transport Solutions and Industry Recognition
As the holiday season approaches, the media and broadcast industry is buzzing with the latest advancements from Zixi. At a recent Sports Video Group Transport event, Zixi’s VP of Customer Success, Emeka Okoli, showcased the remarkable capabilities of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®), powered by the Zixi Protocol. This platform stands out for its bandwidth efficiency, achieved through null packet compression and video awareness. These features enable media organizations to reduce bandwidth consumption and transport stream egress costs by an average of 50%, all while preserving video quality. This significant cost reduction allows broadcasters to reallocate resources more effectively.
Zixi’s dedication to innovation has not gone unnoticed. The company was recently honored with the Sports OTT award for its SDVP in the category of “Best In Broadcast Disruption.” This recognition is a testament to Zixi’s commitment to solving customer problems and advancing the industry.
Zixi Partner Highlight: TAG Multiviewer Integration
TAG has been natively integrated into the Zixi ZEN Master control plane for unified management and large-scale configuration of comprehensive multi-channel monitoring of hundreds of metrics and multiviewing for the Media and Entertainment industry.
“With Zixi’s excellent reputation for delivering live, broadcast-quality video our customers have been insisting that we integrate the SDVP,” said Tomer Schechter, CTO and Co-Founder TAG Video Systems. “The MCM-9000 and Zixi joint offering allows customers to cost-effectively leverage two best in class solutions while reducing their hardware footprint.”
“The SDVP delivers mezzanine-quality broadcast live video which is fundamental to TAG Video Systems’ customer requirements,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi. “The MCM-9000 integration to provide superior multiview monitoring solutions is another example of the depth of partners in the Zixi Enabled Network that enable our customers in every part of the live video workflow from ingest to playout.”
Upcoming Events: Insights and Networking Opportunities
Zixi and TAG are hosting a webinar on December 7th, featuring Paul Shore from Zixi and Michael Demb from TAG. The webinar will focus on the integrated offerings of ZEN Master and TAG for Enhanced Monitoring and Unified Control, demonstrating how customers like FOX and Disney use these technologies to reduce operational costs.
Additionally, Zixi will participate in the SVG Summit at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel on December 11th and 12th. Eric Bolten from Zixi will lead a panel discussing how cloud-based workflows are revolutionizing content creation and management in the sports-media landscape.
Spotlight on Zixi Staff: Aaron Hayes
Zixi’s team continues to grow with the addition of Aaron Hayes as a Senior Product Manager. With a rich background in video processing and tech leadership, Hayes has already made significant contributions, particularly in integrating HTML-based overlay graphics into live video streams. His diverse interests, including live audio mixing and a pursuit of a pilot’s certificate, add to the dynamic culture at Zixi.
In conclusion, Zixi’s latest developments and collaborations are setting new standards in the media and broadcast industry, driving innovation and efficiency. As the year comes to a close, Zixi continues to demonstrate its leadership and commitment to advancing the industry.