Building low latency video delivery on 5G networks

Posted April 12, 2022

TVB Europe featured article detailing the work done by Open Broadcast Systems and Zixi to enable sub-second live video backhaul over 5G networks.


Open Broadcast Systems and Zixi have joined forces to deliver live in-vehicle racing footage over 5G for the VW FunCup at the Le Mans Circuit.

The live stream was powered by Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP), which enables broadcast-quality live video workflows to be delivered at ultra-low latency.

The project used Open Broadcast Systems’ small form-factor C-100 encoders to transmit the onboard racing car video from cars traveling at 120mph (200 km/h).

5G modems were attached to the encoders and delivered video with glass-to-glass latencies of 250ms over the eight-hour race.

“Working with Open Broadcast Systems has made it possible for us to together deliver exciting footage right from the driving seat,” said John Wastcoat, SVP alliance and marketing, Zixi. “We have received excellent feedback from the drivers, mechanics and strategists who were incredibly impressed by the quality and low latency of the live stream.”

Kieran Kunhya, founder and CEO, Open Broadcast Systems, added: “As 5G continues to improve, it is making it possible for customers to experience broadcast quality over mobile networks. This event has proven the possibilities with our small form-factor encoders and 5G networks and we look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

Learn more about what Zixi is doing to power next generation globally distributed linear OTT services today…

Detailed overview on how Zixi works with AWS and Verizon to deploy 5G Mobile Edge Compute Low Latency video distribution.

Zixi guarantees compliant streams to any destination with on-the-fly digital supply chain processing.

Zixi ZEN Master Control Plane enables remote production and management with no compromises to quality or visibility.

Zixi’s commitments to deliver premium quality services and innovations to support sustainability efforts.