Upcoming SRT InterOp Plugfest with YouTube will establish vendor interoperability for live video contribution into the world’s most popular live streaming platform
Montreal, Canada – March 29, 2023 – Haivision (TSX: HAI), a leading global provider of mission-critical, real-time video networking and visual collaboration solutions, today announced that YouTube has joined the SRT Alliance and will participate in the company’s upcoming SRT InterOp Plugfest.
YouTube’s support for SRT is an important milestone for the open-source protocol, reaching widespread industry adoption and ubiquity for low latency video.
YouTube will join Haivision in the upcoming SRT InterOp Plugfest taking place May 9-11, with a kick-off webinar on May 9, 2023, at 10am ET. The focus of the virtual event will be to establish vendor interoperability for live video contribution into YouTube’s live streaming platform. Past SRT InterOp Plugfests have featured collaboration with leading broadcast and streaming vendors, resulting in over 1,000 independent interoperability validations.
“Haivision is thrilled to welcome YouTube to the SRT Alliance,” said Mirko Wicha, Chairman and CEO, Haivision. “Seeing the adoption of our SRT technology by YouTube and other industry leaders has shown how ubiquitous the protocol has become for low latency end-to-end video transport. From contribution to distribution, with YouTube now a member of the SRT Alliance, some of the most influential global media and entertainment organizations are now leveraging SRT in their workflows. We’re looking forward to future industry innovations and collaborations.”
Haivision originally developed SRT in 2013 to enable low latency video connectivity over the public internet between its products, specifically the Makito low latency series of video encoders and decoders. In April 2017, Haivision made the SRT protocol and supporting technology stack open source and freely available and formed the SRT Alliance to support its adoption. During the past six years, almost every major streaming service, cloud platform, and broadcast solution provider has supported and adopted SRT. The video streaming protocol is now used across every element in broadcast and streaming workflows to provide low-latency, secure video transport.
To learn more about YouTube’s adoption of SRT and participate in the SRT InterOp Plugfest, register here: https://www-stage2.haivision.com/resources/webinars/srt-plugfest/
About the SRT Alliance
Founded by Haivision, the SRT Alliance is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving SRT, an open-source video transport protocol and technology stack. Originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, SRT optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. Haivision was awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for developing the SRT protocol. For more information about the project and how to join the SRT Alliance, visit srtalliance.org.
Haivision is a leading global provider of mission-critical, real-time video networking and visual collaboration solutions. Our connected cloud and intelligent edge technologies enable organizations globally to engage audiences, enhance collaboration, and support decision making. We provide high-quality, low latency, secure, and reliable live video at a global scale. Haivision open sourced its award-winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol and founded the SRT Alliance to support its adoption. Awarded four Emmys® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision continues to fuel the future of IP video transformation. Founded in 2004, Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago with offices, sales, and support located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To learn more, visit Haivision at haivision.com.