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London, UK, and Waltham, USA, 4th April 2019 – Open Broadcast Systems and Zixi have furthered their partnership to deliver an integrated solution for IP contribution.
 
By integrating Zixi’s contribution platform within Open Broadcast Systems’ encoders and decoders, broadcasters and content providers are able to easily source, manage and deliver live video events and linear channels. The integrated solution enhances unmanaged IP networks to perform at broadcast quality.
 
The OBE encoders and decoders enable the delivery of high quality, low-latency broadcast services, running as apps on standard IT hardware. Solutions can be built to spec or simply and cost-efficiently embedded into existing infrastructure.
 
The Zixi Platform enables streaming of broadcast quality content over worldwide IP networks, maintaining control over latency, security, and reliability that matches or exceeds traditional satellite and fibre, yet providing a significant reduction of transmission and operational costs.

“Our customers often have fast turnaround times to get live content produced and delivered over IP. Having a pre-integration with the Zixi platform will help us get them up and running even faster, while continuing to ensure premium quality live footage.”

Kieran Kunhya

Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems

The combined solution has already been deployed for a number of customer projects, including the live stream of a UEFA Europa League match from the Faroe Islands. Both solutions are also powering the recently launched IP delivery solution, LiveLink, from Cerberus. Livelink is an internet-based product designed to move valuable live content from source to destination without the need for expensive traditional infrastructure and services.

“The combination of Open Broadcast Systems and Zixi is a real game-changer. Broadcasters, content owners and media service providers looking to deliver, manage and monitor perfect, live, broadcast quality IP video contributions and distributions across the globe over IP will benefit from these two world-class technologies.” 

Michael Poppler

Director of International Sales, Zixi

Both companies will be exhibiting at NAB Las Vegas from 8th – 11th April 2019. Open Broadcast Systems will be on booth SL5624. For more information or to book a meeting, please visit our NAB events page. Zixi will be exhibiting on booth SU10102. To book a meeting, please contact the Zixi team

About Open Broadcast Systems
Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.

Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.
For more information, please visit http://www.obe.tv

Media Contact:
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Radical Moves PR
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About Zixi
Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premise software platform that enables broadcast-quality video delivery over IP. The company offers the Zixi Platformfor broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world.  The Zixi Platform makes it easy and economical for media companies to source, manage, localize, and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels in broadcast QoS, securely and at scale, using managed and unmanaged IP networks. Zixi provides enhanced control in large complex networks with ZEN Master, a cloud-based platform that provides visual tools to configure, orchestrate, and monitor live broadcast channels and events across industry protocols.  Over 10+ years, the Zixi Enabled Network (ZEN) has grown to over 50 OEM and service providers and we serve well over 500 customers representing most of the top media brands around the world with 10,000+ channels delivered daily. www.zixi.com