Advanced Television

Zixi and Harmonic expand partnership

September 18, 2017

Nick Snow @ IBC

Zixi has expanded its partnership with Harmonic, a specialist in video delivery technology and services, to deepen their development efforts focusing on broadcast quality live IP video platforms, and further integrate broadcast industry standards and safety protocols in hybrid cloud infrastructures.  As a result of these efforts, Zixi technology will be integrated in Harmonic’s VOS media processing platform and Spectrum XE media servers.

Harmonic enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality OTT and broadcast video services to consumers globally. Zixi enables live broadcast-quality video over public Internet.

“Live IP-based video distribution over the open Internet is not easy, but broadcasters rely on Zixi and Harmonic to provide operational efficiency and dependability that rivals traditional satellite systems. We recognise that reliability and interoperability are key issues for the media industry. We are committed to work together to make sure widely used formats and industry standard protocols to enable flawless ingest to playout for our mutual customers.” Chris Noe, Executive Chairman of Zixi.

 “Harmonic and Zixi are long-time partners providing best-in-class solutions for high-demand, broadcast quality IP-based delivery. Zixi’s team has years of experience providing rock solid technology relied on by many of Harmonic’s largest customers.  We are solidifying our mutual expertise within our VOS platform moving video preparation and delivery into a hybrid cloud operation, accelerating time to market for new OTT services.” Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products at Harmonic.

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