MONTREAL, CANADA – JULY 13, 2017 – The SRT Alliance, an open source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low latency video streaming, announces that 22 new members have joined the initiative including Brightcove, Harmonic, Limelight and Perform Group.
Announced at the 2017 NAB Show, the SRT Alliance was founded by Haivision and Wowza with the goal of expanding the streaming media ecosystem and supporting the collaborative development of SRT, an open source video transport protocol that enables the delivery of high quality and secure, low latency video across the public Internet. The SRT Alliance promotes the industry-wide recognition and adoption of SRT as the de facto standard for low latency internet streaming.
The 22 new members represent a broad range of use cases, vertical segments, and geographies, illustrating the intrinsic value of the SRT transport protocol in delivering highly reliable, low latency point-to-point video links over the internet for companies globally.
“SRT is the low-latency glue that bonds the video streaming ecosystem closer together. The rapid adoption of open source SRT by the leading broadcast and streaming companies is going to improve the way we all stream, bringing higher quality experiences to our viewers,” said Sylvio Jelovcich, vice president of global alliances, Haivision. “We look forward to collaborating with these companies to accelerate innovation in SRT, expand the SRT ecosystem, and improve the way the world streams video.”
“We know the industry has challenges that can be solved by open-sourcing SRT. The exciting part of the community is that you get to see the creative thinking and new applications that we haven’t even imagined,” says Carlos Perez, chief revenue officer at Wowza. “Since our announcement at NAB, we’ve been thrilled with people’s enthusiasm about the power of SRT, and we’re proud to welcome the new members into the alliance.”
"We're excited to be a member of the SRT Alliance and the promise that it seeks to provide," said Anil Jain, executive vice president and general manager, media business unit, Brightcove. "The delivery of compelling streaming media experiences today is not trivial. With our SRT Alliance partners, we will continue to improve the reliability and ubiquity of both the technology and standards."
“Harmonic is happy to join the SRT Alliance as lP low delay and reliable video and audio delivery over the internet is becoming crucial for OTT and other applications,” said Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products at Harmonic. “There are many competing technologies, and only with a concerted effort like the SRT Alliance, will a strong blueprint be created with the goal of becoming a de facto industry standard.”
“Consumers today are taking control of their video viewing experiences. They want to choose what to watch and when to watch it, and they expect it to be delivered flawlessly,” said Keith Weinberger, director product management, video at Limelight Networks. “As a member of the SRT Alliance, we look forward to working with others to address this challenge and deliver the best viewing experiences to people anywhere.”
“We’re looking forward to supporting the SRT Alliance as we work towards building a unified video transport standard for the broadcast and streaming communities,” said Ed Silvester, head of video R&D at Perform Group. “At Perform Group, SRT will make it possible to distribute our content at scale globally and at extremely lower costs than alternative technologies.”
The newest members of the SRT Alliance include:
The SRT Alliance is open to new members. For companies who want to participate actively in growing the ecosystem of SRT in low latency video streaming workflows, please contact us at email@example.com.
About SRT Alliance The SRT Alliance was founded by Haivision and Wowza. The mission of the SRT Alliance is to overcome the challenges of low latency video streaming, thereby changing the way the world streams. Fundamental to this mission is the support of a freely available open source video transport protocol that will accelerate innovation through collaborative development. The SRT Alliance will promote the industry-wide recognition and adoption of SRT as a common standard for all low latency internet streaming. For more information on how to join the SRT Alliance, visit srtalliance.org.
Media Contact Sylvio Jelovcich