Top Flight English Football Club



Top-flight English football club

Business Need

Our customer were looking for satellite replacement distribution. In order to provide a new IP based distribution model with redundancy, global reach and flexibility of delivery whilst also saving costs.

Solution and Results

Cerberus have an extensive portfolio of customers using their Network 1 platform which is powered by Zixi. CTL always deploy complete redundancy on their services and so installed a main and backup encoder and separate Zixi Feeder devices at the play-out location for their television channel and the provision of two separate ISPs at source allows for a truly diverse and redundant first mile delivery into Network 1.

Network 1, hosted in multiple cloud platforms provides geographic and vendor diversity in order to provide a main and backup delivery to all destinations.  CTL provided all necessary hardware for the affiliates installation including provision for SDI, ASI and IP hand-offs. CTL provide 24/7 monitoring, management and reporting to ensure a perfect delivery to all affiliates whilst also providing 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support for all issues anywhere on the transmission chain.

The original destination set were all inside the original European satellite footprint which was replaced but the global reach of the platform soon led to additional affiliates across APAC and Africa with more added each year.  

The customer has recently signed a three year extension to the contract ensuring the best delivery platform for the near future.