iStreamPlanet takes Zixi for IP Contribution

US encoding vendor Zixi has been selected by iStreamPlanet for IP contribution to the latter’s Aventus live video encoding and multiscreen packaging service. iStreamPlanet is using Zixi’s live video transport software to provide ingest over unmanaged Internet connections, offering an IP-based alternative to traditional backhaul methods like satellite and fiber. iStreamPlanet will be enabling Zixi contribution over IP to Aventus from Q2 of 2015.

“Content acquisition is the critical first step in the live video workflow, yet it remains a challenge for many of our customers who may not be able to use traditional content acquisition options due to cost or availability,” said Jennifer Baisch, VP of Marketing for iStreamPlanet. “Integrating with Zixi, we are able to help solve those challenges with a cost effective acquisition solution that enables our live event and live linear customers to send content to Aventus from practically any corner of the globe.”

Zixi transport uses proprietary Forward Error Correction (FEC) and Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) technologies for IP transport over unmanaged networks. This proprietary technology has already been deployed by a number of leading live video encoders for contribution to iStreamPlanet’s Aventus platform.

iStreamPlanet’s Aventus service supports the entire live video workflow, including content acquisition, live media processing, multiscreen packaging and publishing for playback on any connected device. Broadcasters and programmers, sports leagues and pay TV operators will be able to use Zixi’s secure transport for contribution to the Aventus cloud service.

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