Zixi and Verizon Business collaborate to enhance 5G media workflows

Next-Generation solutions for seamless live IP video content

Zixi, provider of live broadcast-quality video solutions over IP networks, and Verizon, a pioneer in network infrastructure, have announced a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing live linear and event-based video workflows in the media industry.

The collaboration leverages Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®) and Verizon’s robust network infrastructure to deliver unparalleled performance and reliability for live IP video content acquisition and delivery. By integrating Zixi’s innovative solutions with Verizon’s Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC), the partnership offers universal network access and ultra-low latency, catering to a wide range of media production and distribution requirements.

The SDVP streamlines the provisioning, orchestration, and management of live video on 5G and IP networks, enhancing operational efficiency and flexibility. With Zixi Broadcasters powered by Zixi ZEN Master, users gain access to comprehensive telemetry data, enabling them to optimize network performance and ensure seamless end-to-end workflows.

Key features of the partnership include advanced live transcoding, failover mechanisms, connection bonding, and centralized management of live channels and events. This comprehensive solution set empowers media and entertainment clients to scale their operations effectively while transitioning to IP and cloud-based workflows.

Tim Stevens, Global Leader of Strategic Innovation at Verizon, emphasized the significance of the collaboration, stating, “The Verizon/Zixi solution set represents a paradigm shift in the industry, offering unparalleled reliability and ease of use for complex video workflows.”

Eric Bolten, VP of Business Development at Zixi, echoed this sentiment, highlighting the partnership’s ability to address evolving market demands. “The Verizon/Zixi collaboration introduces a game-changing 5G solution for live video applications, catering to the dynamic needs of media and entertainment customers,” said Bolten.

As the media landscape continues to evolve, Zixi and Verizon are at the forefront of innovation, driving the industry towards sustainable growth and enhanced video streaming experiences. With a focus on efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness, their partnership sets a new standard for 5G-enabled media workflows.

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