Live video contribution and delivery over 5G. Ultra-low latency, high quality transport with the SDVP.

Delivering live video over 5G networks is no longer just a theory.

5G deployment is real, and has the power to transform the way content is created, distributed, and consumed.


Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform delivers live, broadcast-quality video over any IP network including 5G cellular technology.

With 5G networks becoming more accessible across the world, Zixi is helping content providers leverage 5G networks to deliver streams at faster speeds, with lower latency, as well as higher quality and resiliency with its SDVP. 5G networks offer not only an opportunity to provide better quality experiences for the end consumer, but also a very effective B2B IP network for use cases such as satellite rationalization.

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Why the SDVP is Key to 5G Broadcast Delivery

Broadcast quality content means no errors, and delivery across 5G networks should be no exception.

With over 14 years of pioneering delivery over IP networks, Zixi is uniquely positioned to combat the challenges of 5G delivery, allowing customers to take advantage of 5G networks when and where possible while also ensuring quality and reliability. Like all IP networks, 5G requires protection against challenges like jitter, congestion and security.

Unique Zixi Advantages

Seamless Bonding of IP Networks – The SDVP can bond cellular networks together to provide a seamless alternative to 5G transport whenever necessary. If 5G is not available, Zixi bonds 4G LTE and 5G availability together allowing the sharing of bandwidth between two signals as well as providing a failsafe in the case of failure of one or the other. Additional bonding back up can be provided using the public Internet, allowing SDVP users to enable contribution or distribution from nearly any location with 99.999% reliability.

Network-Aware, Adaptive Bitrate Technology – The Zixi protocol is congestion and network aware and seamlessly adjusts to varying network conditions and employs patented, dynamic Forward Error Correction techniques for error-free video transport over 5G. Zixi’s unique ability to adapt the video quality to the available bandwidth makes it easy to maintain stream continuity for the optimal Quality of Experience.

Atomic-Levels of Data and Telemetry – Zixi’s Intelligent Data Platform aggregates 3 billion unique video telemetry data points a day from across the Zixi Enabled Network and uses advanced analytics, machine learning to provide alerts based on patterns and insights. Using the IDP, media companies can ensure quality of delivery and the highest of uptimes across 5G networks with proactive alerts if there is going to be an issue before it occurs.

Support A Universal Gateway Architecture – The SDVP functions as a Universal Gateway, allowing contribution from any IP network with Zixi and any of the 16 supported protocols. Customers can benefit from the unique interoperability of the SDVP to cost-effectively facilitate universal contribution and distribution to and from affiliates and partners across the Zixi Enabled Network of customers, integrated hardware and software applications and platforms and service providers standardized on Zixi.

Mobile Contribution from Any Location – Zixi’s OnAir mobile app makes it easy to capture live 4K video for ENG, entertainment and sports use cases from any mobile device and contribute with low latency to the Zixi Player or your normal video workflow.

Pioneering Delivery Over 5G
with Verizon and AWS

Zixi is working with Verizon and Amazon Web Services to deliver live video content for a major global broadcaster over the Verizon 5G network using AWS Wavelength Zones with 4K UHD streams being delivered to commercial targets at ultra-low latency and at the highest quality, replacing satellite delivery.

The goal of edge network video streaming using Multi-access Edge Compute, or MEC, allows users to get content into or out of the network as close to the production or delivery target as possible. Using the MEC, along with the optimization of experience made possible by the speed and access that 5G provides allows for better monetization of live video driving further interest across the media and entertainment sector.

5G Use Cases

While most consider Direct to Consumer to be the main use case for 5G distribution, there are a range of B2B use cases out there already being leveraged by content creators including tetherless contribution as well as widespread distribution.


  • Studio Anywhere
  • Untethered Production


  • To MSO/IRD
  • To OTT
  • Direct to Consumer

Public Experiences

  • Sports/Concerts
  • TV Shows
  • Cinema/Theater
  • Venues

Outside M&E

  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Healthcare
  • Military

How Zixi is Making Delivery Over 5G A Reality

As part of the Zixi Delivers Spring Showcase, Zixi gathered decisionmakers from AWS, Bloomberg, and Verizon to discuss real-world architectures, share best practices and advice on how content providers can leverage the right infrastructure to deliver new and improved experiences over 5G for the end consumer.


The Latest 5G News

Building low latency video delivery on 5G networks

By Zixi Editorial Team | 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 […]

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Zixi Previews High-Performance Live Video Delivery Enhancements

By Zixi Editorial Team | March 23, 2022

The following excerpt is from SVGs coverage of NAB announcements.  The full article with key highlights of all the new and innovative solutions Zixi is presenting at NAB 2022 can be found here. Zixi will be showcasing a broad range of product updates and new service launches at this year’s NAB Show.   Beginning on […]

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The Impact of 5G on Broadcasting

By Zixi Editorial Team | March 10, 2022

There’s little doubt over the excitement over emerging video strategies tied to 5G networks.  Zixi’s Eric Bolten has been integral to Zixi’s efforts to support partners such as Bloomberg, Verizon and AWS work to build next generation video backhaul, remote production and distribution workflows on top of high performance 5G networks.  Eric’s complete article in […]

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Zixi at MWC 2022

By Zixi Editorial Team | March 1, 2022

Zixi is excited to play a part in how media companies produce and deliver live video.  Leveraging 5G mobile networks to enable higher quality, ultra-low latency live video production is certainly a theme we’re seeing at this year’s MWC event.  Zixi’s Ken Haren spent time with The Fast Mode’s Executive Editor Tara Neal to discuss […]

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Verizon, Bloomberg Media, Zixi and AWS test how 5G / mobile edge computing can transform broadcast content delivery

By Zixi Editorial Team | February 22, 2022

Verizon, Bloomberg Media, Zixi and AWS recently partnered to demonstrate the power of 5G networks for content delivery.  View the full article here.   Highlights from the article: Verizon, Bloomberg Media, Zixi and AWS are exploring how 5G and edge computing can let networks stream live 4K Ultra High Definition content without the need for […]

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Register for Zixi Innovates Virtual Showcase to Uncover the Future of Video!

By Zixi Editorial Team | December 21, 2021

Original Article is here from Sports Video Group! Register for Zixi Innovates here! Zixi will be hosting ZIXI Innovates, a virtual showcase during October to engage with existing and prospective customers and partners. While we have have been hindered by the lack of – in-person events for many months, and unfortunately this will be no […]

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