Singular.live Integrates Zixi for Dynamic Graphics
Ultra-low Latency and Graphics Overlay at Scale
Waltham, MA(08 Nov 2023)
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®) today announced a partnership with and integration into the Singular.live graphics solution that empowers customers to seamlessly integrate live, customizable graphic overlays into their content with remarkable ease and scalability. The web-based platform eliminates the need for downloads, specialized hardware or intricate coding, making it a highly accessible option for a wide range of enterprises.
Singular.live offers a versatile and comprehensive suite that caters to all the essential requirements, encompassing the creative authoring environment through Composer, user-friendly control interfaces with Studio and uno, as well as open, well-documented APIs and SDKs for developers to leverage. Its flexible Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pricing model and a cloud-native technology stack that is thoughtfully constructed on top-notch cloud services, ensures not only limitless scalability but also industry-leading reliability. 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. Some of the use cases include right owners looking to deliver content at scale through alternative additional feeds, localization, and personalization. Also deploying a disaster recovery solution with minimal infrastructure requirements enabling a cost-effective and low footprint alternative to traditional solutions. Additionally remote productions allowing operators to a work from any location and digital-only productions where using traditional galleries and resources would be cost prohibitive.
A notable integration within the Singular ecosystem is its collaboration with Zixi, which empowers customers to seamlessly incorporate Singular.live’s graphic overlays into their video content during the transportation and transcoding phase through the Zixi infrastructure. This integration is characterized by its efficiency, as it incurs no delays or the need for additional hardware investments, providing an elegant and cost-effective method for localizing or enhancing content. Zixi’s Live Transcoding platform offers a wide range of control and management options, including Web Interface, REST API, or via ZEN Master orchestration, management and monitoring control plane. ZEN Master makes it easy to manage inputs and outputs for hundreds of live video streams at scale, and with just a few clicks and automatic configuration details for network resources and distribution targets, users can create new live channels and spin up required streams on the fly. Zixi’s Live Transcoding and Video processing in IP ensures that live events, such as sports broadcasts, news coverage and live entertainment are delivered smoothly, securely and with minimal delay to a wide range of viewers across various devices and network conditions.
Singular.live’s integration of Zixi into the platform allows content creators and distributors to leverage Zixi’s industry-leading video over IP technology proven with over 15+ years of experience and trusted by over 1000+ media customers in 100+ countries to deliver and contribute video to and from global markets via the cloud. Zixi is 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, that with the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry, allows broadcasters to repurpose investment into new content acquisition, new business models and opportunities to generate revenue.
“We are thrilled to have integrated Zixi to deliver broadcast quality graphic overlays with ultra-low latency," said Mike Ward, Head of Marketing, Singular. “With no downloads or dedicated graphics hardware required, our joint customers have the flexibility to scale with minimal cost.”
"Some of Zixi biggest customers are deploying next-generation workflows that require adaptive and interactive overlays,” said John Wastcoat, SVP BD and Marketing, Zixi. "With the Singular.live integration they are able to do it with ultra-low latency, remotely for ease and cost savings.”