To strengthen its offering and to better serve existing and new customers with interoperable content acquisition workflow solutions, Net Insight has announced today that it is joining the Zixi Enabled Network.
Zixi, which enables dependable live broadcast-quality video over IP, and Net Insight have been at the forefront for retransmission-based IP and cloud delivery. The Zixi Enabled Network is constituted by more than 700 customers and 170 OEM and technology partners utilising the Zixi protocol, a preferred retransmission protocol of Amazon Web Services when it comes to acquiring live content.
The move enables interoperability with other Zixi customers and partners, as well as making it easier to acquire and distribute content over public clouds.
According to Net Insight, consumer demand for instantly accessible, personalised, immersive content has radically shifted the content delivery towards an OTT playout model. OTT has reduced the time and cost to serve consumers with content, and many broadcasters and pay-TV providers are looking to IP and cloud for content acquisition and delivery. Net Insight says this new content acquisition workflow needs to deliver on the premise of traditional professional media acquisition: high quality and reliability, low latency, hyper scalability, and interoperability as well as cost efficiency.
Following today’s agreement, Net Insight’s customers can now ingest content through AWS MediaConnect, as well as interoperate with other Zixi customers through the Nimbra platform, so driving agility and innovation in the content delivery ecosystem.
Ulrik Rohne, VP Media Networks at Net Insight, said: “Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform and best-of-breed protocol extends Net Insight’s ability to securely deliver broadcast quality live video at scale for our customers, regardless of network, device or cloud infrastructure.”
John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances at Zixi, added: “We are thrilled to announce Net Insight as part of the Zixi Enabled Network, facilitating interoperability of hundreds of devices, over 100 countries and 80,000 end-points across the world.”
One of the first users of Net Insight’s Nimbra to offer a combined service around Zixi interoperability is Arqiva. Arqiva has utilised Net Insight with Zixi for transport protection in its Internet Contribution Service for several years. It has since extended use of Zixi to AWS MediaConnect, leveraging its knowledge and experience for cloud native services.
Matthew Huntington, head of product at Arqiva, said: “End-to-end monitoring is key to Arqiva’s operational model; our renowned service is employed by tier 1 broadcasters, multichannel operators and sports rights holders. Net Insight’s support for Zixi enables us to extend this to internet and cloud-based services.”