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September 12, 2019

What You Need to Know About Interoperability Between RTP and SRT

Many existing on-premise broadcast workflows are based on the RTP protocol, but did you know that SRT can be used to extend the reach of those workflows by tunneling RTP through SRT over unreliable networks such as the public internet? In this post, we’ll take you through a very simple end to end workflow as an example. The following diagram shows how RTP is used to send an MPEG2 transport stream from a video encoder to a video decoder within [...]

September 10, 2019

LTN Keeps the Hits Coming and Adds SRT to its Hitless Video Network

In music, hitless is bad. In live video transport, so-called “hitless protection” for live event contribution and primary distribution is mission-critical. And it requires a network to deliver video signals across multiple paths while guaranteeing perfect synchronization on the other end without packet loss or delay. Doing that over the public internet in less than 200 milliseconds globally? It’s multi-platinum, to finish the record business analogy. And it’s precisely what LTN’s global network does. Why? How? And what’s next? I had [...]

September 09, 2019

SRT Alliance Announces SRT Open Source Technical Panel, Interoperability Showcase, and 70 Member Companies Exhibiting at IBC2019

Haivision and Microsoft Host SRT Sunday Featuring Panel Discussions and SRT Open Source Showcase Montreal, Canada – September 9, 2019 –  The SRT Alliance, supporting the SRT Open Source Project, announces a record number of exhibits and activities at IBC2019, including more than 70 SRT Alliance members exhibiting, three panel sessions, and an SRT interoperability showcase.  SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is an open source protocol, originally developed by Haivision, which allows broadcasters and streamers to deliver high-quality, low latency streams across [...]

September 05, 2019

SRT at IBC 2019: What You Need to Know

IBC 2019 is just around the corner. So, what can you expect to see at the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show for members of the broadcast industry? SRT of course! We’ve put together this handy guide for everything you need to know about SRT at this year’s event.  SRT is Everywhere SRT has been taking the broadcast industry by storm ever since it was open sourced over 2 years ago and its presence at IBC has grown from strength to strength. [...]

September 03, 2019

Make.TV’s Master Control in the Cloud is All-in on SRT

Make.TV has been a live video cloud production pioneer for years. It works with companies across sports, esports, news, and entertainment to ingest, filter and curate thousands of fan feeds from mobile devices in addition to professional production gear; to switch and route these signals anywhere in the world; and to inject them into the live production with a simple, easy-to-use interface. The company’s DNA is steeped in social media & esports, where being able to ingest feeds from fans [...]

August 27, 2019

Wowza Media Systems, the SRT Alliance and Ultra Low Latency

The impact of Wowza Media Systems joining Haivision to create the SRT Alliance two years ago can’t be understated. Their embrace of SRT as a critical enabler for a range of use cases and workflows exposed the protocol – and the birth of the open source project – to a massive footprint of pioneering video developers and streaming media professionals globally. I spoke by phone with Elliot Miller, Wowza SVP, Corporate Development & Legal. Elliot previously led Wowza’s cloud service [...]

August 21, 2019

MediaKind’s Tony Jones on SRT

When you talk to Tony Jones about cloud-native, microservices and Kubernetes, it’s easy to forget that he’s been at the leading-edge of video tech transformation since 1996, when he first joined Tandberg Television. I should know, since I joined Tandberg TV just after Ericsson acquired it and spent the next five years privileged to learn deep video tech from Tony and others. Today, that company, with a few sharp acquisitions along the way, is MediaKind. And Tony Jones is a [...]

August 15, 2019

Red Bee Media and the Network Effect: Steve Russell on SRT

Red Bee Media is one of the largest providers of managed media services in the world. They provide live and file-based services including playout, media management, managed OTT, Master Control Room (MCR) and distribution services to the largest global media brands, including the likes of the BBC, CANAL+ and FOX. Today, the company operates completely independently as a fully-owned subsidiary of Ericsson. According to Steve Russell, who heads up media management and OTT services, this arrangement provides the company with [...]

August 13, 2019

Telestream’s Channel-in-the-Multi-Cloud has QoE at Heart

Streaming is the new TV and everyone loves it. But the secret truth is that very few media companies are prepared to deliver cloud streaming with a technical quality that’s on par with broadcast, at least for live and live linear channels. The one company that sees this opportunity best is seizing on it with vigor and putting it at the heart of a bold, new TV channel streaming strategy: Telestream. I spoke with Stuart Newton, VP Strategy / Corporate [...]

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