Haivision Welcomes YouTube to the SRT Alliance

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MONTREAL—Haivision has 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, the group said. 

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 10 a.m. 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.  

George Winslow

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.