Visaic Integrates Zixi For Global Live Distribution



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.”

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