Zixi at NAB 2024

Devoncroft Executive Summit

NAB Show Main Stage LVCC
Saturday, April 13th
12:00pm – 6:00pm

Zixi will sponsor and participate in the 2024 Devoncroft Executive Summit with many customers and partners discussing their experiences with the SDVP. Please register here Devoncroft Executive Summit

Zixi in Connect Zone

Connect Zone Tech Chat Theater LVCC
Sunday, April 14th
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Senior Architect Ben Garverick will present Managing Ultra Low Latency in Live IP Video Workflows, discussing necessities in delivering mission critical video content efficiently, especially in time-sensitive scenarios like sports broadcasting.

Zixi in Capitalize Zone

Capitalize Zone Theater LVCC
Sunday, April 14th
3:00pm – 3:30pm

Joe Zaller from Devoncroft will moderate a panel with Gordon Brooks and Tom Dodson from Roku and Grant Nodine from the NHL to discuss trends in the industry, including the push for profitability amid cost cutting as broadcasters are being forced by corporate obligations to do more with less.

Zixi Showcase

Zixi will be demonstrating a broad range of exciting new product updates and unparalleled live video delivery performance running over the Zixi Enabled Network, the industry’s largest ecosystem, at this year’s conference.  The Zixi Enabled Network consists of over 1,400 media companies and 400 technology partners globally exchanging live video, creating powerful acceleration of new content acquisition, business models, and opportunities to reduce cost and generate revenue.

Zixi Broadcaster v17

In the current environment of organizational cost-cutting amid the push for global corporate profitability enabling organizations to achieve more with fewer resources. In the booth, Zixi will highlight its latest advancements including:

  • High-Performance Networking, leveraging DPDK to achieve remarkable throughput efficiency improvements while utilizing only a fraction of processing power.  This allows a Zixi Broadcaster to deliver 3x the amount of Zixi traffic versus previous versions and as a result the associated costs of compute is reduced by two-thirds.  Open-source alternatives require 3x times the compute and therefore 9x the compute/costs versus Zixi using High Performance networking.
  • Dynamic Latency for the optimization of live IP video based on real-time network conditions. High value streaming applications require as real-time, ultra-low latency as possible. Unique to Zixi, Dynamic Latency automatically finds the lowest possible latency based on network conditions, where streams can still be delivered reliably, and adjusts the latency as network conditions change.  
  • Error Concealment replaces video frames containing errors with skip frames while keeping audio in sync, overcoming situations where unrecoverable packet loss on input streams corrupts video frames. Error Concealment improves the downstream decoding and playback of video streams for customers deploying IRDs when there has been upstream packet loss creating some errors in the video stream content. 
  • Timeline Normalization repairs timelines in the transport stream introduced by upstream encoding and processing, helping sensitive to timeline issue IRDs, dramatically improving stream ingest. Timeline Normalization improves downstream decoding and playback of video streams for broadcasters when there has been upstream packet loss creating some errors in the video stream timelines or timelines are not clean due to the video ingested being legacy protocols
  • Required by Zixi’s broadcasters of 1M live events in 2023, Smooth Live Midroll Insertion makes it possible to insert an advertisement or a fixed length slate or blackout directly into the live stream output, making it simple for the customer to insert ads or promos in the cloud into a live event video stream when they do not need the full capabilities of, and inherent complexity of, production switching/editing or ad insertion software. 
  • Dynamic HTML Overlays will be showcased, making the transition to the cloud seamless without the need for additional on-premises hardware for these processes. Dynamic HTML Overlays makes it easy for broadcasters to overlay graphics, such a scoreboards or news tickers, to a live video stream in the cloud when they do not need the full capabilities, cost or complexity of production switching and editing software.

IDP Innovations

Zixi continues to innovate with AI, ML and advanced analytics and will demonstrate the ability to track telemetry metadata across the life of the live stream journey even as video leaves and comes back to the SDVP.  Coupled with Intelligent Data Platform (IDP) capabilities including Auto Incidents utilizing Multi-Object-Correlation-Analysis (MOCA), this not only strengthens Zixi’s ability to quickly perform root cause analysis (RCA) for the quick resolution of issues in minutes, but also to optimize workflows by replacing weak segments of the distribution with different networks or by replacing blind segments of the distribution with Zixi optimized delivery. 

Partners in the
Zixi Partner Village

Partners in the Zixi Partner Village will include Ad Insertion Platform, Encompass, Red5, Videon, and Singular.Live.

Ad Insertion Platform will demonstrate Zixi integrated ad insertion solutions for broadcast and OTT environments including the patented DAIConnect SSAI platform that allows content providers various methods to monetize live channels.

Encompass is exhibiting Altitude Connect, a fully managed, IP-based video distribution service that provides a flexible, reliable and cost-efficient alternative to traditional satellite.

Red5 will be demonstrating how users can utilize WebRTC and its real time streaming platform to deliver content to millions in milliseconds leveraging the reach of global Zixi Enabled Network along with support from Videon Labs.

Videon Labs will be exhibiting the native Zixi integration in the Videon EdgeCaster EZ encoder, a powerful contribution edge encoding device designed for the point-of-production, delivering both low-latency and cost-efficiency with ZEN Master support for unified orchestration, management and control.

Singular.Live will be showcasing how it leverages Zixi to deliver broadcast quality graphic overlays with ultra-low latency. The platform’s advanced feature set presents an array of possibilities, enabling businesses to enhance engagement and explore monetization avenues, particularly through the implementation of localization and interactivity. 

CuttingRoom will demonstrate native Zixi ingest into the cloud-based video editing tool for broadcasters and media outlets.