Zixi is Exhibiting at NAB 2014
We will have a booth located in the South Upper Hall SU11905
Register now for a meeting time with Zixi here: http://www.zixi.com/meet-with-zixi-at-nab-2014?preview=true&preview_id=704&preview_nonce=1f510e008d
Learn why the UFC looked to technology partners, ATEME and Zixi, to provide a solution that utilizes Internet connectivity for the distribution of video content and new ways to support multiple production workflows over IP.:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ateme-and-zixi-provide-technology-to-stream-live-ultimate-fighting-championship-events-over-the-internet-241272481.html
Learn more about JVC integrating Zixi into its cameras and offering the Zixi service: http://pro.jvc.com/pro/pr/2014/releases/zixi.html
Learn why Sky News Arabia are being called disruptive innovators by Broadcast Pro Magazine for using Zixi as part of their workflow: http://issuu.com/broadcastpro.cpi/docs/march2014
See what Plugging in to Zixi means at NAB April 6th through the 10th
The JVC Professional Products Company is turning heads with it’s new 800 series professional HD camera line scheduled for release this coming March and showcased at NAB 2014. This innovative concept is anchored by the companies announcement of JVC Professional Streaming Services which includes the new JVC Broadcaster server powered by Zixi Technology. The scheduled release also in March will have a suggested list price of $1,995.00, and will require a subscription to JVC Professional Streaming Services. The user option of both physical and cloud based solution streaming is breakthrough, plus the ability to transmit live to broadcast or Web is just fantastic!
Read the latest news on the JVC Zixi partnership here:
TV News Check
Internet Video Magazine
Feburary 3rd, 2014: Waltham MA.
JVC ANNOUNCES PROHD BROADCASTER WITH ZIXI STREAMING SERVICES
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced its Professional Streaming Services for delivering live HD content to the Web and broadcast facilities. The new ProHD Broadcaster server powered by Zixi is the central component to the company’s new content delivery service. Available as a physical server or cloud-based solution, Broadcaster receives live HD video from compatible JVC camcorders, transcodes the signal for a variety of delivery platforms, and provides reliable transmission of the signal.
Read the full Press Release here: http://pro.jvc.com/pro/pr/2014/releases/zixi.html
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ATEME and Zixi Provide Technology to Stream Live “Ultimate Fighting Championship” Events Over the Internet
High-Quality Video Streaming Supports Multiple Production Workflows Over IP Regardless of Limited Connectivity or Unpredictable Bandwidth
PARIS – Jan 23, 2013 – ATEME, a global leader in advanced video compression solutions for the broadcast industry, today announced that, through its partnership with Zixi, LLC, the company has delivered the technology necessary to stream high-quality video over the Internet for Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) events.
- The UFC’s plan to produce approximately 50 six-hour live fight events across the world, results in production challenges: Many locations and venues have limited IP connectivity, making it difficult to deliver an efficient means of video distribution.
- The UFC, selects best-of-breed contribution solution: UFC® looked to technology partners, ATEME and Zixi, to provide a solution that utilizes Internet connectivity for the distribution of video content and new ways to support multiple production workflows over IP.
- Successful proof-of-concept results in reliable connectivity: Based on the success of the initial proof-of-concept, a small rack now travels around the globe, to every fight, to supplement global satellite feeds with video-over-IP delivery.
- Supports multiple production “cloud-based” workflows: This groundbreaking technology produces high-quality compression that allows the UFC to use any feed from its production truck and create distinct workflows to distribute video around the world. Additionally, the software has provided the UFC with the tools to develop a series of “cloud-based” workflows that include the live capture of events, statistics logging and live streaming.
- Las Vegas UFC event demonstrates highly innovative application: The first successful trial of the technology took place in Las Vegas during the George St. Pierre/Hendricks fight on November 16, 2013, and is now in continuous use for all events.
Christy King, VP Technology R&D, Zuffa, LLC, said:
“We had significant challenges in delivering multiple formats of video with limited connectivity and unpredictable bandwidth. The Zixi/ATEME solution is an innovative approach that provides reliable video feeds for our staff, media partners, and worldwide fans. The solution is a low-cost, high-quality video experience.”
Eric Bolten, VP strategic account development at Zixi, LLC, said:
“The integration of our streaming technology into ATEME’s Kyrion encoders and decoders delivers an enhanced quality of service over the “Open Internet”. The power of combining our streaming technology with ATEME’s world-class video quality is demonstrated in the successful launch by Zuffa/UFC.”
ATEME is a world leading provider of HEVC / H.265, MPEG-4 / H.264 and MPEG-2 bandwidth efficient compression technology. ATEME encoding solutions are deployed widely for broadcast contribution links, distribution, multi-screen live streaming, OTT and VOD applications. More information is available at www.ateme.com.
ATEME Press Contacts:
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Zixi Press Contact
Ray Thompson Vice President Product Marketing – E: email@example.com P : 781-890-9690 ext 520
Zixi Partners with Pixagility to Deliver Video Transport System in France
New Partnership to Offer Professional Video Transport Services
Waltham, MA,–Zixi LLC (www.zixi.com), announced today a partnership with Pixagility (pixagility.tv), a major broadcast reseller focused on delivering solutions to media partners in France. Broadcasters are looking to provide innovative applications and services while maintaining pristine quality, lower cost, and flexibility. By Adding Zixi video delivery platform to their portfolio, Pixagility can now offer Zixi’s advanced, field-proven IP video transport systems to media companies. This will enable broadcasters to use the internet as a backbone for delivering content securely. In addition to reselling the Zixi IP broadcast SW suite for on-premise deployments, Pixagility is building an advanced IP-based live video delivery service leveraging Zixi Broadcaster that Pixagility will offer to customers in France and French-speaking countries.
“We are pleased to have Pixagility partnering with us to reduce transport costs for content producers and expand broadcasters’ ability to deliver live sports and other live content over the Internet with perfect quality,” said Steve Saleski, senior vice president, sales, Zixi LLC. “Pixagility is well known for its expertise in delivering advanced technology to broadcasters and OTT providers. We have worked with Pixagility before and we are excited to have them apply their knowledge and experience in the IP video space as a Zixi authorized reseller partner.”
“Our customers are seeking relief from the high cost and complexities of satellite and fiber connections,” said Ronan Lunven, president, Pixagility. “With Zixi we have a scalable, cost-effective and easy-to-implement solution to solve this pressing problem. Adding Zixi to our offerings will dramatically increase the value and application set they can implement for our customers– and we are already moving rapidly to begin customer implementations of Zixi’ IP transport services.”
With a growing ecosystem of encoder partners, service providers, and media customers, Zixi continues to lead the market for high quality live IP video delivery over standard Internet connections to any device at any time.
Zixi (www.zixi.com) is revolutionizing the ingest, transport and delivery of studio-quality video on the Internet. By enabling broadcast news, live sports, service providers, enterprises and video equipment manufacturers to use unmanaged IP networks like the Internet for their content, Zixi redefines the cost of acquiring and distributing video. Zixi enables new business models and promotes the creation of new services while delivering extraordinary quality and flexibility. Zixi’s unique three-point architecture eliminates the problems in transporting video that are inherent in IP networks and delivers video of unprecedented quality with no stutter, packet loss or frame-freeze regardless of network conditions. Customers using Zixi to enhance their users’ experiences include NASDAQ OMX, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Stryker and News Corp. Zixi is privately held and based in Waltham, MA.
PIXAGILITY is an innovative, multiservice digital media platform that assists its clients in optimizing the value of their content and enable 360° distribution.
PIXAGILITY works with media companies, television channels, telecom operators and innovative players through participation in strategic and technological thinking, solution implementations and the daily rollout of these solutions. PIXAGILITY assists their clients’ decision-making processes prior to implementation and offers a variety of packaged services including:
- Publication – Broadcasting
- IP Contribution
PIXAGILITY’s main customers are France Televisions Distribution, NBCU, MTV, SFR, Bouygues Telecom, Can’l, Filmo TV…
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Live Stream-to-Store Workflow
UFC uses the internet and creative techniques to instantly distribute video around the world
By Christy King – VP Digital and Technology R&D, Zuffa and UFC
Read how the UFC is exploring more efficient ways to distribute video around the world by partnering with Zixi, Levels Beyond, Fight Metric and others to come up with smart ways to leverage internet connectivity to reimagine video distribution workflows. This article describes how Christy King, the UFC, and Zuffa are addressing the demands of meeting second screen experiences, world wide sports-news deadlines, and smart screen requirements being created by consumers who demand content on any device, anywhere, at any time.
TVBEurope has just written a story about Zixi at IBC 2013. And, although they don’t mention Zixi directly, they have a nice story about the JVC GY-HM650 which talks about the importance of streaming in ENG cameras. You can read the details of how the GY-HM650 streams using Zixi in the joint JVC-Zixi press release announcing this capability.
At IBC 2013, Ateme has just announced that Zixi will be tightly integrated into Ateme’s Kyrion line of professional encoders and decoders. Read the press release on Ateme’s site.
This announcement, along with our other IBC 2013 news about JVC cameras with Zixi and our new cloud-based transport system Zixi Ramp, makes two things clear.
First, content producers today want more highly integrated devices, tools and systems. “Two box” or “three box” kinds of contribution solutions in which cameras, encoders and transport systems are linked in series are becoming increasingly obsolete as users demand higher integration. As Ateme says in the press release, Zixi and Kyrion work together to “…dynamically manage the video bitrate control based upon network conditions. [Kyrion] is the first contribution solution on the market that combines these complex features into a single device.”
Second, combining multiple functions into a single device not only offers convenience and potentially lower cost, it also becomes what Ateme calls a “technical game changer for premium content contribution…”
All of us are excited to see Zixi becoming the default protocol and application platform for high quality video transport and we are especially pleased to be able to show what Zixi can do when it is deeply integrated into a top-shelf system like Kyrion.
If you are at IBC 2013, be sure to visit Ateme at booth 1.D71 and/or stop by Zixi’s exhibit in Connected World, 14.342. Or, use our contact form to learn more.
Today at IBC 2013, Zixi announced a new partnership with JVC to embed Zixi into JVC’s ProHD cameras. The first camera to receive Zixi is the GY-HM650. You can read the details in our press release.
Zixi has announced an exciting cloud-based system named Zixi Ramp. Zixi Ramp redefines ease of use for contribution applications and breaks new ground in cloud-based professional IP video delivery systems.
You can read more about these exciting new developments in our Zixi Ramp press release.
Be sure to download our new data sheets for Zixi Broadcaster, Zixi Receiver and Zixi Feeder. You can access these all on one page here.
There are many considerations video engineers need to consider when thinking about how to maximize video streaming performance. This short document describes those consideration and makes some specific recommendations for optimum quality and performance when using Zixi to stream video on the Internet.
We all know the old saying, “You gotta start somewhere.” And that’s as true for streaming video as for any new way of doing things. And broadcasters, sports event production companies and other live content producers can be caught between a desire to start using IP video streaming to improve operations and their justifiable concerns about how to proceed.
The natural place to start is with a single, point-to-point transmission. In Zixi, this “first use” case is quite simple — once you know what to do. Get a single P2P transmission going and you’ll see that a) Zixi exceeds expectations and b) you can rely on it for the most demanding quality and reliability constraints. With P2P under your belt, you can “branch out” and apply Zixi to more complicated use cases — the things that really save time and money — like multicasting and using Zixi Broadcaster to deliver multiple to destinations, transcoding and transmuxing. All of that comes after you get your feet wet with that single P2P connection.
But, like all new things, it can seem daunting. Even though it’s actually quite easy and well within the skill set of every production person in the truck and/or studio, you need a roadmap the first time.
Today, with the help of my colleague and Zixi Jedi Master Emeka Okoli, we have posted a one-page checklist of what you need and what to do to get that first P2P stream up and running. The document is below (and duplicated here.)
Also of note are pages eight through 12 of the Zixi Feeder 1.7 Guide Start Guide. If you are interested in guidance on the two most important configuration parameters for a Zixi stream — maximum bitrate and maximum latency — you should review the tips and notes on these pages.
Like most tech vendors, we keep our ears close to the ground for competitive and industry news.
Yesterday, we heard a shocking rumor. We understand that a major manufacturer is going to pull out of the US encoder market. No, I am not going to name the vendor because while you can confirm this if you call and try to buy encoders from them, they have not publicly announced their departure from the US market (and who would?).
Plus, it doesn’t matter who it is. What’s more interesting is the total impact on broadcasters and sports/live event producers resulting from the sunsetting of specific hardware. Sure, encoders are the lifeblood of broadcasting technology today — you gotta have an encoder to create MPEG-2/4 H.264/HEVC streams. But encoders, however crucial, are just endpoints in a video-specific network infrastructure.
So, losing an encoder vendor means, at a minimum, premature replacement of network infrastructure for broadcasters.
But it also means that this unfortunate event is the perfect time to re-think the underlying transport technology that connects those encoders to production facilities, bureaus, affiliates and stadiums. Because you have to start changing things out, it’s the ideal time to rethink the whole system — not just the endpoints. Today, that rethink probably means a move to the Internet for video streaming and a reduction in the use of satellite and fiber. In short, it’s time to take a look at Zixi. We have a proven, three-point architecture that will work with your updated encoders to reduce cost and improve quality and reliability.
When you do get the call from your encoder vendor thanking you for your business over the years and that they are discontinuing their products, as soon as you hang up, give Zixi a call. We can help you design an updated network for your application that will be significantly better operationally and which will also help insulate you from other “good-bye and good luck” calls.
Our VP of professional services and solutions and resident Zixi genius, Emeka Okoli, just sent me a document I would like to share with you.
Packed into a short three pages, Emeka explains how Zixi can be used to acquire content for news, sports, live events and more using the unmanaged Internet for transport. Zixi ensures that what comes out of the back of your encoder (in Emeka’s example, a Makito) arrives at your decoder with exactly the same quality it entered the network with. Think of what this means: you can use the Internet to stream studio-quality video no matter what the distance is between your locations. It also means you can save time and money by not rolling trucks or having to prep a site (everyone has Internet access these days). Another reason I wanted to share this document is that Emeka has enumerated the protocols that Zixi supports — as you can see, whatever your production workflow is, Zixi can transport it. The overview also helps new Zixi users understand how where Zixi fits in the transmission path.
Ultimate Fighting Championship selects Zixi for its streaming platform. UFC is using Zixi to deliver high-quality content and improve its operations. Details are in the press release below.
Zixi is now available as an integrated component of Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE CP6000 Contribution Platform. Read the press release below for details.
Zixi announces that the Teradek Cube with Zixi now offers faster transport speeds. Read the details in this press release: Updated Teradek Cube with Zixi Now Available
See how XOS Digital is using Zixi for their college sports ingest and video distribution.