Zixi enhances live streaming for Visaic Interactive Platform
WALTHAM, MA [October 10, 2023] — Zixi, the industry leader for enabling cost-efficient and highly scalable live broadcast-quality video over any IP network or protocol and provider of the award-winning Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®), today announced that Visaic has integrated Zixi’s award-winning technology into the Visaic Interactive Platform (VIP). VIP is a SaaS-based product that is designed for sports leagues, federations, teams and college conferences as well as entertainment brands that want to expand viewership and increase revenue.
VIP provides sports brands with modern and interactive user experiences on any device along with hybrid monetization options and AI-based tools to grow their brand value and revenue streams. Central to VIP is an AI-powered monetization intelligence engine that provides the ability for organizations to drive engagement decisions, marketing decisions and tools to convert casual fans into passionate followers. VIP enables live streaming at scale and reaches fans wherever they are: web, social , FAST platforms, and theaters. Zixi’s SDVP enables VIP to deliver flawless quality along with advanced features such as live DVR, game stats, live clipping, highlights and game downloads. Zixi’s superior efficiency eliminates the need for excessive virtual machines, leading to reduced infrastructure requirements and substantial cost savings. By significantly cutting infrastructure costs, Visaic can help sports media organizations to create new business models and opportunities to generate revenue. Visaic utilizes key components of the SDVP to transport broadcast quality, ultra-low latency live video over any IP network.
Also critical to the Visaic Interactive Platform are the Zixi ZEN Master control plane’s capability to orchestrate live events with alerts and alarms that support automating live event monitoring at scale. The Zixi Broadcaster delivers high transcode quality of transcode quality, hitless failover, and high reliability at scale with ultra-low latency error-free transport and transcoding. Zixi dramatically improves processing capacity, requiring 95% less compute as well as helping reduce transport stream egress cost by up to 50% allowing organizations to maximize their resources, minimize expenses and deliver broadcast-quality video content reliably with the result being the lowest total cost of ownership of live video streaming implementations. The Zixi protocol delivers error-free video, compresses null packets, typical in broadcast streams, and is also video aware removing repetitive packets resulting in 30% to 50% lower bandwidth requirements on the network.
“Zixi’s dyanamic set of APIs and transcoding ability enables live streaming across multiple devices at the highest quality,” said Abhishek Shivadas, Co-Founder and CTO at Visaic. “The integrated offering allows us to quickly onboard new brands and deploy VIP to sports lovers all around the world.”
“Visaic’s fully managed service serves some of the newest and exciting brands in sports,” said Peter Dawidzik, Senior Director of Sales, Zixi. “ZEN Master and the Zixi protocol enable them to monitor QoE and captures real-time data making it easy, secure and reliable to deliver events in high-definition.”
Zixi provides the cloud based and on-premises Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®) that enables reliable broadcast-quality video delivery over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device. The company offers technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, sports leagues, service providers, cable operators and Telcos around the world, giving them the lowest TCO in the industry. Many of Zixi’s clients are delivering and managing thousands of streams, and there is no other alternative in the market that can provide 99.999%+ reliability at scale. Zixi simplifies building and managing congestion-aware live video routes on any network, with support for 18-protocols across any operating environment, with products that are purpose built to provide market leading performance, universal interoperability and an operational control plane that simplifies management and orchestration at scale. With 15+ years of innovation and expertise, the Zixi Enabled Network has grown to over 1000+ media customers and 400+ OEM and service providers that deliver 20,000+ channels daily, with 110,000+ deployed instances in over 120 countries, gathering over 9 billion data points a day while delivering over 100,000 live sporting events a year. This powerful ecosystem of the largest media organizations in the world exchanging live video allows for the creation and acceleration of new content acquisition, business models, and opportunities to reduce cost and generate revenue. www.zixi.com
Based in San Diego, Visaic Inc. is a market-proven SaaS solution applying machine learning and data IQ on its content platform for organizations looking to directly engage, grow, and monetize their audiences. We’ve created an innovative business model providing mid-markets with advanced solutions to lower costs, increase distribution, capture valuable data and drive revenue for sports brands, teams, leagues, federations, and entertainment properties. www.visaic.com