Zixi Introduces Native MPEG Media Transport Integration

9/12/2017

MMT Industry Standard Introduces New Distribution Opportunities for Emerging Video Efforts
 
Waltham, MA—Zixi, the market leader in delivering live broadcast-quality video over IP and the open Internet, announces the availability of the Zixi software platform fully compliant with the industry standard MMT (MPEG Media Transport).

As part of the company's commitment to industry defined open standards, Zixi will demonstrate at IBC a glass-to-glass software platform fully compliant to the MMT standard - the latest addition to a comprehensive list of media industry protocols that Zixi enables for the easy use and interchange of live video including HLS, RTMP, RTP, DASH, MPEG-TS, and ASI.

 “We are pleased to announce that Zixi has integrated, in a fully compliant manner, MMT for those media outlets catering to audiences that demand flexible access to media content, assuring pristine video quality, while maintaining the consistency of metadata descriptions, and interactions between users and servers.” Israel Drori, Co-Founder and President.

MMT was developed by the MPEG industry workgroup to support the emerging need for highly dynamic signal transport. The encapsulation process in MMT accepts media coding without restricting or specifying how it is encoded. MMT allows broadcasters to get closer to their goal of easily distributing from glass-to-glass a broader variety of professional content such as Ultra HD video content, 3D video content, interactive content, user generated content, applications that support multi-device presentation, subtitles, picture-in-picture video, and multiple audio tracks.

Adding support for MMT means customers who rely on Zixi to deliver broadcast quality live video over unmanaged IP networks will have an added tool in their distribution arsenal. Additionally, the recently announced ZEN Management platform successfully reduces complexity of live video workflows via an easy-to-use GUI giving even more powerful options to Zixi partners and customers. Collectively, Zixi provides global media companies the tools to reliably leverage unmanaged IP networks across their businesses, and to distribute live linear channels and events with partners around the world.

Zixi is seamlessly adding the MMT protocol stack to any cloud, hardware and software platform.  Customers and Partners can incorporate the free Zixi SDK and API, allowing all applications to become standards-based compliant.  The Zixi SDK and API provide a future proof, cost effective, proven, and secure method for delivering true broadcast quality live content over the open Internet.  Zixi (Hall 14 Stand E13) and over 30 of its 45+ Eco-Zystem partners will be demonstrating at IBC.
 

About Zixi
Zixi is revolutionizing video transmission in the same way the cloud transformed computing. Zixi’s industry-leading software platform transforms the Internet into a broadcast-quality, global video delivery network so the world’s leading media organizations, service providers, and technology companies can enrich user experiences, create new services, reduce operating costs, and realize possibilities not yet imagined. Zixi is a privately held company led by media industry veterans and IP video experts, with company headquarters in Boston, MA.
 
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