Leading South American OTT Provider Zapping Deploys ZIXI for Content Delivery.

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

Waltham, MA - March 13, 2024 - Zixi, 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®) announced further international expansion with 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 Latin America’s (LATAM) 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 continuing our partnership with the Zapping team and continue to deliver next generation complex workflows.”

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Notes: Press Release - Zixi - Waltham, MA - March 13, 2024