When Ø-Media, the web production company, was tasked with delivering a high profile UEFA Europa League match from the Faroe Islands, IP was the only viable option. It brought in Zixi partner Open Broadcast Systems (OBS) to help make that happen.
Getting a satellite OB truck in time was simply not possible. However, what the Faroe Islands does have is a good fibre network installed and hosted by Shefa. As a Zixi reseller and integrator, Ø-Media was able to add a Zixi transport protocol to the encoder, which makes it easy to source, manage and deliver live video events and linear channels by enhancing unmanaged IP networks to perform at broadcast quality. Open Broadcast Systems began configuring the system immediately and had it shipped for arrival the following day, and two days before the all-important match.
Ø-Media had a 4G connection ready as a backup but it was not needed. In fact, according to the logs absolutely no packets were lost throughout the broadcast.[Read more at SVG…]