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GINX Esports TV, the international eSports channel, has adopted the Zixi Platform for delivery over IP for its global live eSports coverage.
GINX esport 26Feb2019
GINX offers linear channels to operators in the UK, France, South Africa, US, Canada and several other countries. Content is produced and recorded in GINX Esports TV’s studios in central London and distributed throughout the world in more than ten languages. In total, the feeds are available in over 55m homes across the globe.

“As a linear channel, distribution is a key ingredient,” said Sebastian Gomez, head of Technical Operations, GINX. “Without getting to the head ends of pay-TV platforms, our business model wouldn’t work. Our distribution used to be managed externally and done via satellite, but moving to Zixi has allowed us to have a very cost-effective distribution system that can be managed in-house – it has given us independence and control of all our feeds.”

GINX has two international feeds - one based in European time and one set to the Asia-Pacific region. These playout facilities are set in two geographically diverse sites, and are linked via Zixi.

“Our uptime increased since we started using Zixi,” Gomez added. “If we have maintenance issues on one of our playouts, coverage is unaffected because all our distribution end points get the streams from both locations simultaneously. The platform also gives us information on what’s wrong, which helps with troubleshooting.”