Red Bee Media chooses Zixi video platform for channel store distribution offering

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Zixi has announced that global media services provider Red Bee Media has adopted the SDVP and standardized services on Zixi and Zixi ZEN Master for the management of “Channel Store”, a global signal aggregation and distribution platform.

The Channel Store is where live channels are aggregated from multiple sources over Red Bee’s global network, including internal and external Playout sources, fixed-line fiber connections, satellite downlinks, web streams and secure internet delivery. It currently features a catalogue of 10 000 sources with over 1000 active channels, over 100 signal suppliers and over 30 connected affiliates. Channel Store is a multi-format marketplace for content-owners and distributors to market and deliver live content to consumers around the world anytime and anywhere. Red Bee’s customers enjoy high reliability, fast response times and “exceptional” signal quality.

The Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform accepts 17 industry protocols and containers including Zixi, NDI, RIST, SRT, TCP BBR, Multipath TCP and WebRTC among others. Zixi platform can provide five and six nines availability utilizing patent pending sequenced hitless and bonded hitless failover over mixed IP networks such as internet, fiber, satellite and cellular. The ZEN Master control plane enables users to manage large-scale configurations to orchestrate, analyze, monitor, alert and report on live video streams and devices across the Zixi Enabled Network of customers, integrated devices and platforms and service providers standardized on Zixi. The Zixi Enabled Network of over 200 OEM and technology partners now bolsters access and delivery of broadcast quality live video to and from Red Bee Media’s Channel Store with facilities in the Netherlands, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom, and is fully compatible with AWS Media Connect for contribution and distribution in the cloud.

“Zixi allows us to not only confidently deliver live video with end to end ultra-low latency but also easily manage the services with ZEN Master,” said Kristian Langbridge, Head of Transformation & Distribution, Red Bee Media. “The Zixi SDVP and ZEN Master gives us the unique ability to configure, deploy and monitor Channel Store streams from anywhere in the world without having to deploy disparate systems.”

“Delivering our technology to Red Bee’s Channel Store is very compelling as they are now able to seamlessly connect with Zixi’s over 200 technology partners devices and platforms, as well as the 100,000 deployed global instances,” said David Nortier, GM EMEA, Zixi. “Red Bee can now enable global media companies to source and distribute 24/7 live and live linear channels and events securely and at scale.”

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