Amagi and Zixi Partner to Enable IP Contribution and Streaming for CLOUDPORT 3.0 Channel Playout Platform

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Zixi and Amagi have announced a strategic partnership to enable IP contribution and streaming for Amagi’s nextgen channel playout platform, CLOUDPORT 3.0.

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“By enabling contribution and streaming over IP in CLOUDPORT using Zixi, we are giving our customers the best-in-class when it comes to delivering broadcast video (SD, HD, UHD) that is reliable, error free, and secure.”

Amagi, the leader in cloud-based broadcast infrastructure and targeted TV advertising, and Zixi, the industry leader of live broadcast-quality video delivery over public and private IP networks to any device, anywhere, at any time, have announced a strategic partnership to enable IP contribution and streaming for Amagi’s nextgen channel playout platform, CLOUDPORT 3.0.

CLOUDPORT 3.0 is a virtualized playout platform that gives TV networks greater flexibility and agility to spin new channels and create regional feeds instantly to keep pace with changing viewer dynamics and preferences. Available as a Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform using Intel® servers, CLOUDPORT 3.0 can also be deployed at operator headends while retaining full control over operations with the broadcasters. The partnership with Zixi equips CLOUDPORT to deliver live broadcast, and playout over IP.

“The key to offering an economical and scalable cloud playout is the ability to deliver high quality content over IP,” stated KA Srinivasan, co-founder, Amagi. “By enabling contribution and streaming over IP in CLOUDPORT using Zixi, we are giving our customers the best-in-class when it comes to delivering broadcast video (SD, HD, UHD) that is reliable, error free, and secure.”

Amagi will be offering Zixi IP contribution to CLOUDPORT 3.0 platform allowing broadcasters to take advantage of a growing number of Zixi eco-system devices such as Zixi enabled encoders (HW and SW) and cameras. Amagi will use Zixi Feeder™ running on a Zixi appliance to input live feeds to CLOUDPORT, or use Zixi On-Air for mobile content delivery from tablets and phones. Amagi will now be able to deliver a Zixi stream from virtualized CLOUDPORT servers to operator headends over IP. The net result is a highly available, economical, reliable offering that enables high quality IP delivery through CLOUDPORT. Amagi has integrated its STORM receivers as well with Zixi to receive IP streams at the headends to localize feeds through ad and content insertion at the edge.

“We are excited that Amagi has partnered with Zixi for distance agnostic, high quality IP-enablement of their CLOUDPORT platform,” added Ray Thompson, Vice President Product Marketing at Zixi. “The combined offering enables broadcasters and content producers a way to dramatically increase workflow efficiency, launch new channels while reducing costs, and improve overall manageability end-to-end. Zixi Feeder and Zixi On-Air enables protected video contribution at low latency and low overhead delivered from any device anywhere there is an Internet (Wired/WiFi/3G/4G) connection to Amagi CLOUDPORT for management and playout.”

To learn more about Zixi Edge Points (Zixi Feeder and Zixi Receiver), visit http://www.zixi.com or visit Zixi at NAB show in South Upper Hall, Stand SU13602. To learn more about Amagi and its award-winning cloud broadcast and monetization platforms, visit http://www.amagi.com or visit the Amagi stand SU13006, in the South Upper Hall.

About Amagi (http://www.amagi.com)
Amagi is the leading provider of next-generation cloud-based content management, delivery and monetization platforms, products, and technology to TV networks worldwide. Amagi’s managed playout services enable broadcasters to scale operations, increase playout efficiencies, and deliver superior viewing experiences to their audience at a fraction of the costs of traditional broadcast models. Deploying Amagi’s patented technologies, TV networks can distribute localized content and advertisements to successfully monetize the multiscreen environment and grow their revenue streams. Amagi is headquartered in Bangalore, India, with offices in New York City, London, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong
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Agency Contact:
Anna Bandurska
202 Communications
Tel: +31 646 852 080
Email: anna(at)202comms(dot)com    

Amagi Contact:
Sanjay Kirimanjeshwar
Head of Global Marketing
Tel: +91 98440 39275
Email: sanjay(at)amagi(dot)com

About Zixi
Zixi is revolutionizing contribution, management, production, distribution and consumption 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 reliable content delivery to any device, any time anywhere. Zixi’s proven, unique transport software 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 the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Stryker and News Corp. Zixi is privately held and based in Waltham, MA.

Zixi Contact
Ray Thompson
Vice President
508-801-0553 (Mobile)
Zixi LLC
950 Winter Street, Suite 3102
Waltham, MA 02451
http://www.zixi.com

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