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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 [...]

August 07, 2019

Cloud Playout and so much more: How SRT is opening markets for broadcast software pioneer, Cinegy

This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Lewis Kirkaldie at length about Cinegy. Cinegy is opening new markets with SRT Open Source. Here’s their story.  The company was founded in 2003 to create a new suite of next-gen broadcast playout, media asset management, multiviewer and other tools, on a tech stack that was next-gen at that time: common- off- the- shelf hardware and Windows software. The BBC was a foundational client of their new approach and remains one [...]

July 31, 2019

Kicking Off The SRT Blog Series

Dear Readers, I’m Brian Ring, I’m a video & TV tech expert, and here’s how thrilled I am to be writing this post: 😁 Why? Because it kicks-off a special SRT blog series that will be a great warm-up to IBC 2019. We’ll cover a ton of ground, and quickly. So, put on your thinking caps and get ready for a storm of stories about a (truly!) transformative open source software project — and community — that is enabling countless video [...]

May 29, 2019

Cinegy is SRT ready!

Although DVB and the World Wide Web are a similar age, they grew up separated from one another. Now, in 2019, they are finally, gloriously united via the new SRT protocol.

May 13, 2019

What’s Next for the SRT Alliance?

The SRT Alliance celebrated its two year anniversary with 200 official members and an Emmy to its name, Haivision’s Sylvio Jelovcich told IBC365 about its announcements and success since launch and what is on the agenda next. 

April 04, 2019

SRT Open Source Protocol is Turning Two!

The Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open source protocol is celebrating its two year anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it was just two years ago at the NAB Show in 2017 when Haivision announced both the open source availability of SRT, a video transport protocol to enable the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across the public Internet, along with the launch of the SRT Alliance with co-founder, Wowza.   Fast forward two years and adoption of the SRT [...]

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