Red Bee Media partners with Zixi for video over IP

Zixi broadcast-grade distribution platform provides a fast, secure and cost-effective alternative to fibre or satellite distribution for Red Bee clients.
Kristian Langbridge, Head of Distribution Red Bee Media spoke with Digital Studio at CABSAT 2019
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Kristian Langbridge, Head of Distribution Red Bee Media spoke with Digital Studio at CABSAT 2019

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Zixi, a specialist in live broadcast-quality video over IP, today announced a partnership with Red Bee Media to enable stable, secure and cost-effective distribution of high-quality video content over IP to Red Bee Media’s customers worldwide.

Every year, Red Bee Media delivers more than 4-million hours of programming in more than 60-languages for over 500-TV channels and their Channel Store platform delivers more than 168,000 hours of live content per week. To keep pace with such high demand Red Bee has adopted the Zixi Platform to expand its distribution offering with secure and reliable delivery over the internet.

Red Bee Media recently extended its contract with FOX Networks Group Middle East with a renewal of Playout and Media Management services for several channels including FOX and Fox Movies. For these two channels Red Bee Media will be providing cost-effective global distribution services through the Red Bee Media Channel Store with IP delivery via the Zixi platform. 

The client benefits by replacing costly satellite connections and adding new content delivery options. By introducing this secure internet-based signal transport solution, Red Bee Media will enable FOX to achieve broadcast-quality distribution while significantly reducing cost and setup time.

With the Zixi platform’s proven, broadcast-grade distribution capability, Red Bee can confidently deliver multiple channels quickly and cost-effectively to global affiliates, allowing content providers to focus on producing a wide array of content that can drive growth in key markets and know that dependable distribution is taken care of.

Kristian Langbridge, Head of Distribution Red Bee Media, said, “The industry’s transformation to IP is happening now, and we are focused on delivering the next generation of IP-based tools and virtualised solutions, as well as new commercial models, to deliver new possibilities to our customers. The Zixi platform gives us a fast, secure and cost-effective alternative to fibre or satellite distribution, with low latency and no loss of resolution. It is a very attractive delivery option for many of our clients.”

“Red Bee Media is a trusted name with a strong reputation for technical expertise and experience,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi. “It is a testament to Zixi’s superior reliability and outstanding performance that Red Bee Media trusts Zixi with its customers’ valuable content and its own reputation.”

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