Zixi Press Release

Leading South American OTT Provider Zapping Deploys Zixi for Content Delivery

Posted March 12, 2024

Market leading SDVP adopted for Universal Live IP Video Ingest and Media Processing

WALTHAM, MA March 12, 2024Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP network, and provider of the award-winning Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®) today announced further International expansion with that Zapping, a rapidly growing OTT provider in South America, electing and deploying the SDVP for unified control and orchestration and  universal ingest of channels from diverse content providers into its prominent platform. Serving as the core of the system, the Zixi Broadcaster is facilitating the universal ingest and stream normalization of feeds from a very large and disparate group of content providers while the ZEN Master provides its operators with visibility and control across the entire signal chain.

Since its inception in 2018, Zapping has emerged as an OTT industry leader prioritizing user experience and content quality, standing out as one of LATAM’s first technology companies not affiliated with cable operators to sign contracts with international content providers. The company prides itself on its commitment to technology and user experience, ensuring subscribers enjoy delightful entertainment with unique features, including the ability to rewind programming 24 hours and more. Zapping boasts over 130 live HD channels, accessible on major smart TVs and online platforms including Samsung, AppleTV, LG, Sony and Roku.

Zixi was chosen for its capabilities aligning with Zapping’s technology-first approach, enabling the integration of content from any creator worldwide, in any format., while ZEN Master makes it easy to manage inputs and outputs for hundreds of live video streams, and with just a few clicks automatically configure details for network resources and distribution targets. The reliability and scalability of the Zixi SDVP platform, featuring patented elements like Hitless Failover and protocol efficiency, ensures dependable transport while remaining a sustainable and cost-effective solution, requiring 95% less compute and on average 50% less bandwidth while being 14x more port efficient as well as saving 50% on egress costs, and leveraging the Zixi protocol to deliver a much lower total cost of ownership for Zapping while maintaining a reliable and easily manageable platform that can scale effortlessly.

The SDVP empowers the Zapping team to introduce new services to its platform, meeting user demands regardless of the content’s origin, offering the flexibility to receive programming from any provider over any cloud and network. When distributing to processing locations, the Zapping team leverages the advantages of the Zixi protocol fortified by patented hitless failover to ensure reliable signal transmission. Proprietary null compression technology has further enabled the reduction of egress costs, unlocking additional opportunities to develop new business models and generate revenue.

“As our company expands and customer expectations rise, Zixi has provided us the flexibility to reliably deliver a diverse range of content,” said Ignacio Opazo, CTO, Zapping. “Utilizing the powerful SDVP, we can seamlessly scale our operations to meet growing demands.”

Jose Pedro Ricalde, CFO, Zapping, added, “The Zixi platforms, driven by their acclaimed Zixi protocol, delivers operational efficiencies that translate to reduced costs, contributing to the overall augmentation of our financial performance.”

“We are thrilled to contribute to Zapping’s expansion in LATAM, facilitating the enhancement of their offerings and delivering a world-class user experience through cutting-edge technology,” said Bruno Forchieri, Director of LATAM Sales, Zixi. “We look forward to continue our partnership with the Zapping team and continue to deliver next generation complex workflows.”


About Zapping

Zapping is pioneering virtual pay TV operator and is at the forefront of revolutionizing television experiences in Latin America. As the region’s premier platform, Zapping stands out as the first of its kind, offering audiences an alternative from traditional pay TV operators with an exceptional lineup of channels featuring content from industry giants like ESPN, FOX, Discovery, Disney, AMC, and Turner. Operating seamlessly in Chile, Brazil, and Peru, Zapping has quickly become synonymous with innovation, quality, and user satisfaction by delivering cutting-edge technology and a diverse range of live HD channels. With plans to expand across more countries in Latin America, Zapping remains dedicated to redefining the future of television, providing viewers with a modern, dynamic, and unparalleled entertainment journey.


About Zixi

Zixi provides the cloud based and on-premises Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP®) that enables reliable broadcast-quality video delivery over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device. The company offers technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, sports leagues, service providers, cable operators and Telcos around the world, giving them the lowest TCO in the industry.  Many of Zixi’s clients are delivering and managing thousands of streams, and there is no other alternative in the market that can provide 99.999%+ reliability at scale. Zixi simplifies building and managing congestion-aware live video routes on any network, with support for 18-protocols across any operating environment, with products that are purpose built to provide market leading performance, universal interoperability and an operational control plane that simplifies management and orchestration at scale. With 15+ years of innovation and expertise, the Zixi Enabled Network has grown to over 1400+ media customers and 400+ OEM and service providers that deliver 20,000+ channels daily, with 110,000+ deployed instances in over 120 countries, gathering over 9 billion data points a day while delivering over 100,000,000 live sporting events a year. This powerful ecosystem of the largest media organizations in the world exchanging live video allows for the creation and acceleration of new content acquisition, business models, and opportunities to reduce cost and generate revenue.


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