Wurl Partners with Zixi to Move Cable TV Channels to the Internet
APRIL 24, 2017
New Broadband Channels Expand Linear Program Lineups
NAB SHOW, LAS VEGAS — April 24, 2017 – The Wurl TV Network and Zixi today announced a partnership to use Zixi’s revolutionary streaming platform to distribute Wurl’s TV programming to cable and OTT video services. The partnership with Zixi will expand Wurl’s ability to use the Internet for secure, scalable, broadcast-quality delivery of its linear TV channels.
The Wurl TV network delivers a growing collection of TV channels to numerous video services. Rather than use expensive satellite transponders and dedicated fiber-optic links to distribute its channels, Zixi’s cloud distribution platform allows Wurl to simultaneously deliver an unlimited number of live linear channels to an unlimited number of video services via the Internet.
“By partnering with Zixi, we’re able to bring Wurl TV’s programming to leading TV platforms and scale up at Internet speed with broadcast quality, which is vital for our clients,” said Sean Doherty, Wurl’s CEO and founder. “Zixi is a proven broadcast technology company that recognizes the need to deliver new types of programming to new audiences in new ways.”
“Zixi is committed to providing the most comprehensive set of public and private cloud software solutions supporting new business models for linear television workflows,” said Chris Noe, Executive Chairman of Zixi. “There’s great synergy between the companies and excitement in working with Wurl, the innovation leader in transforming content from top digital studios into linear programming.”
About Wurl TV
Wurl TV is a next-gen TV network that is re-defining cable TV. Wurl works with leading video producers and video services to distribute new programming on Internet-delivered TV channels now offered on cable and OTT services. Wurl is based in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit wurl.com.
Zixi is revolutionizing video transmission in the same way the cloud transformed computing. Zixi’s industry-leading software platform transforms the Internet into a broadcast-quality, global video delivery network so the world’s leading media organizations, service providers, and technology companies can enrich user experiences, create new services, reduce operating costs and realize possibilities not yet imagined. Zixi is a privately held company, led by media industry veterans and IP video experts, with company headquarters in Boston, MA.
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