Haivision to Acquire Aviwest
Today marks an exciting new chapter for Haivision! We’re thrilled to share the news that Haivision is acquiring Aviwest, a world-leading provider of mobile IP-based video contribution systems.
Founded in 2008, Aviwest is a provider of live and recorded video contribution systems over bonded unmanaged IP networks. A pioneer in the transmission of live video over cellular networks, the company has a rich history of innovation that includes many world firsts: portable cellular video transmission, live video transmission over a 4G network implementing QoS, and live 4K video transmission over a 5G network. Aviwest has been awarded two Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for its SST networking technology for reliable transmission of video over bonded networks. Relied on daily by hundreds of top broadcasters globally, Aviwest is headquartered in Rennes, France with more than 70 employees in offices around the world.
Unparalleled Solutions Portfolio for Broadcast Video Contribution
The acquisition will bring together two industry leaders in low latency video contribution, creating a unique offering in the market to address the urgent need to bring live video content into remote production workflows for broadcast, sports, and live events. Haivision is a premier vendor for low latency wired broadcast video transmission networks; Aviwest is a premier vendor for low latency wireless broadcast video transmission networks, bringing mobile networking (5G/4G cellular) and patented network bonding capabilities to Haivision’s solution portfolio. The acquisition strengthens Haivision’s leadership in low latency broadcast technology solutions for any live event.
CTO Discussion: The Future of Broadcast Video Contribution
On Wednesday, March 16 at 9 am ET (14:00 CET), Haivision will host a virtual CTO discussion, Haivision & Aviwest: The Future of Broadcast Video Contribution, sharing more details about the strategy and vision behind the acquisition. Featuring Mahmoud Al-Daccak, CTO of Haivision and Ronan Poullaouec, CTO of Aviwest, attendees will learn how this important acquisition is poised to change the face of broadcast contribution.
What Does This News Mean for Haivision Customers?
Haivision’s incredible success has always been based on anticipating the needs of our customers and providing them with the solutions to their challenges and we remain as passionate as ever about shaping the future of video. By combining the capabilities of Haivision and Aviwest, Haivision will lead the way in the future of video contribution, delivering innovative and comprehensive video streaming and networking solutions to better serve its customers.
“With the addition of Aviwest, Haivision will now lead in both fixed and mobile networks in providing ultra-low latency video solutions,” said Mirko Wicha, Haivision President and CEO. “We are very excited to welcome the amazing team at Aviwest and its customers to the Haivision family, and to provide broadcasters globally a trusted and proven vendor to solve their video contribution challenges.”
“Together with Haivision, our solutions will bring customers maximum live video flexibility with ultra-low latency, highly reliable network connectivity, and pristine video quality,” said Ronan Poullaouec, CTO and Co-Founder of Aviwest. “With sub-200ms glass-to-glass latency over 5G networks, our solutions are revolutionizing remote production workflows by giving broadcasters more options for contributing real-time content for premium live events and sports coverage.”
Read more about this news in the press release.