South American OTT provider Zapping adopts Zixi for enhanced content delivery

Innovative SDVP implemented for seamless live IP video ingest and media processing

Zixi, provider of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®), has recently announced its latest international expansion initiative in collaboration with Zapping, a rapidly growing OTT provider in South America. Zapping has chosen to deploy the SDVP to streamline control and orchestration processes, as well as enable universal channel ingestion from various content providers into its prominent platform. At the core of this deployment, the Zixi Broadcaster facilitates universal ingest and stream normalization of feeds from a diverse array of content providers, while the ZEN Master empowers operators with comprehensive visibility and control over the entire signal chain, as both companies states.

Established in 2018, Zapping emerged as a frontrunner in the OTT industry, placing a strong emphasis on user experience and content quality. Recognized as one of Latin America’s (LATAM) foremost technology companies not affiliated with cable operators, Zapping has prioritized partnerships with international content providers. The company’s commitment to technological innovation and user satisfaction ensures subscribers enjoy a great entertainment experience. Zapping offers over 130 live HD channels accessible via major Smart TVs and online platforms, including Samsung, AppleTV, LG, Sony, and Roku.

Zapping’s selection of Zixi was driven by the platform’s alignment with its technology-centric approach. Zixi enables seamless integration of content from creators worldwide, in any format, while ZEN Master simplifies the management of inputs and outputs for hundreds of live video streams. The reliability and scalability of the Zixi SDVP platform, featuring patented elements like Hitless Failover and protocol efficiency, ensure dependable transport while maintaining cost-effectiveness according to the company.

The SDVP empowers Zapping to introduce new services, accommodating user demands regardless of content origin and offering flexibility in receiving programming from any provider over any cloud and network, as the company points. In the company’s words, leveraging the Zixi Protocol, fortified by patented hitless failover, ensures reliable signal transmission during distribution to processing locations.

Ignacio Opazo, CTO of Zapping, commented, “As our company expands and customer expectations rise, Zixi has provided us the flexibility to reliably deliver a diverse range of content. Utilizing the powerful SDVP, we can seamlessly scale our operations to meet growing demands.”

Jose Pedro Ricalde, CFO of Zapping, added, “The Zixi platforms, driven by their acclaimed Zixi Protocol, deliver operational efficiencies that translate to reduced costs, contributing to the overall augmentation of our financial performance.”

Bruno Forchieri, Director of LATAM Sales at Zixi, concluded, “We are thrilled to contribute to Zapping’s expansion in LATAM, facilitating the enhancement of their offerings and delivering a world-class user experience through cutting-edge technology. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Zapping team and delivering next-generation complex workflows.”

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