Zixi, an industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over all IP networks, has announced that it would be providing the delivery for the inaugural WTA Thoreau Open to the Tennis Channel – 16 and 17 August. A USTA Pro Circuit Event on the WTA and ITF calendars, the international event is being run in conjunction with the Thoreau Club and the Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy with top ranked players entered in preparation for the US Open.
Zixi’s cloud-based and on-premise software platform enables global media organisations to deliver and manage live, broadcast-quality HD and UHD video over IP. Because of its flexibility, reliability, and security, Zixi is trusted to stream some of the biggest live sporting events around the world, including the Super Bowl, the Olympics and World Cup soccer. With multi-cloud integration, robust content analytics, and low latency delivery of under 500 miliseconds, Zixi is the choice for video delivery over IP. Advanced features such as hitless failover and network bonding leverage multiple network connections and diverse network paths to form a virtual bonded network with higher bandwidth potential and redundancy that’s optimised for speed and consistency, giving broadcasters the confidence they need to transmit live video economically over IP vs satellite or cable.
“Zixi has long been trusted by the world’s most important programming and sporting events to deliver reliable, broadcast quality video,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi. “We are very proud to have this additional opportunity to provide our expertise to the tennis community.”
On Friday, 16 August, the first singles semifinal will be broadcast live on the Tennis Channel at 3:30 PM EST with the second semifinal to follow not before 5pm EST on Tennis Channel Plus. On Saturday, 17 August, the doubles final will lead off at 12:30 PM EST on Tennis Channel Plus with the singles final to follow at 4 PM on Tennis Channel. Former world #7, co-founder of the Tim Mayotte Tennis Academy and tournament co-director Tim Mayotte will provide colour commentary for the broadcast.