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Live streaming specialist Zixi has joined forces with Telstra Broadcast Services to deliver  video content over IP as part of the Telstra Global Media Network (GMN).

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The Telstra Global Media Network is a video contribution and distribution network integrating underlying media fibre networks, satellite capabilities and partnerships connecting more than 2,500 OnNet endpoints.

It supports permanent and occasional use services on a consumption-based business model for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint across traditional broadcast, data, IP video standards and cloud connectivity.

Zixi’s ZEN Master control plane will be added within the Telstra GMN, connecting on-network media rights holders to off-network media buyers by transporting high-quality linear video using cloud infrastructure in a highly secure manner via content networks. The new integrated service expands the Telstra GMN to broadcasters in locations where fibre or satellite is not available for news and entertainment broadcasters, sports leagues and eSports organisations.

Andreas Eriksson, head of Telstra Broadcast Services, said: "Working with Zixi on strengthening our offering across the Telstra GMN and our partner alliance allows us to confidently deliver live video with proven resiliency and true end-to-end network diversity.

"We are looking forward to working with Zixi and leveraging the benefits of ZEN Master to manage, monitor and elevate the Telstra GMN services in broadcast operations and master control rooms across the globe."

John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing at Zixi, added: "By standardising on Zixi, Telstra can now offer broadcast quality to any location with reliable internet connectivity in a flexible, economical and easy-to-use option. Together we enable global media companies to source and distribute 24/7 live and live linear channels and events securely and at scale."