Zixi teams with Red Bee Media for video over IP

Zixi has announced it has partnered with Red Bee Media to enable stable, secure and cost effective distribution of high quality video content over IP to Red Bee Media’s customers worldwide.

Every year, Red Bee Media delivers more than four million hours of programming in more than 60 languages for over 500 TV channels, including over its Channel Store platform that delivers more than 168,000 hours of hours of live content per week. To keep pace with such high demand, the company has adopted the Zixi Platform to expand its distribution offering with secure and reliable delivery over the internet.

With the Zixi Platform’s broadcast grade distribution capability, Red Bee can deliver multiple channels quickly and cost effectively to global affiliates, allowing content providers to focus on producing a wide array of content that can drive growth in key markets and know that dependable distribution is taken care of.

Kristian Langbridge, head of distribution at Red Bee Media, said: “The industry’s transformation to IP is happening now, and we are focused on delivering the next generation of IP-based tools and virtualised solutions, as well as new commercial models, to deliver new possibilities to our customers. The Zixi platform gives us a fast, secure and cost effective alternative to fibre or satellite distribution, with low latency and no loss of resolution. It is a very attractive delivery option for many of our clients.”

Red Bee Media recently extended its contract with Fox Networks Group Middle East with a renewal of Playout and Media Management services for several channels including Fox and FoxMovies. For these two channels Red Bee Media will be providing cost effective global distribution services through the Red Bee Media Channel Store with IP delivery via the Zixi platform, replacing costly satellite connections and adding new content delivery options. By introducing this secure and highly reliable internet-based signal transport solution, Red Bee Media will enable Fox to achieve broadcast-quality distribution while significantly reducing cost and set up time.

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