Zixi Welcomes John Bishop to Board of Directors

Zixi Welcomes John Bishop to Board of Directors

Industry Veteran Brings over 20 Years of Market Experience and Technical Expertise

Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over unmanaged and managed IP, announced the addition of market expert John Bishop to the Board of Directors.

With over 20 years of experience, Bishop is one of the early pioneers of video streaming, as well as a recognized web streaming and IP network distribution technologist. Bishop currently serves as the President of Librestream where he leads the company’s product and business development strategies in the enterprise collaborative video market. Prior to joining Librestream, he was the Chief Technology Officer for the Akamai media business, the global leader in Content Delivery Network services. He has also served as Director Content Provider Video Technologies at Cisco Systems, and as co-founder and Senior Vice President of Products and Business Development at Inlet Technologies which was acquired by Cisco in March 2011. Bishop has spoken at key industry events such as NAB and IBC and has sat on the Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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“John brings a tremendous amount of product and corporate strategy knowledge in the video market to Zixi, at a time when we are seeing exceptional growth and adoption across all of our product lines,” said Gordon Brooks, Executive Chairman, Zixi. “We are excited to have his vision and leadership within the board, which will greatly help our team and our customers.”

“Zixi has developed the most disruptive technologies to impact the media market since the transition to digital, tools that are completely relied on and trusted by the most important organizations in the industry for mission critical applications,” said Bishop. “The technology aligns with both traditional distribution and OTT distribution models providing efficiencies and scale to both.”

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Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premise software platform that enables broadcast-quality video delivery over IP. The company offers the Zixi Platform for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world.  The Zixi Platform makes it easy and economical for media companies to source, manage, localize, and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels in broadcast QoS, securely and at scale, using managed and unmanaged IP networks. Zixi provides enhanced control in large complex networks with ZEN Master, a cloud-based platform that provides visual tools to configure, orchestrate, and monitor live broadcast channels and events across industry protocols.

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