Haivision Customer Riot Games Named Finalist in IBC 2019 Innovation Awards

Companies recognized for innovation in remote production for the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul

MONTREAL, CANADA – July 18, 2019 –  Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced that its customer Riot Games was named a finalist in the IBC 2019 Innovation Awards, with strategic technology support from Haivision. 

Riot Games leads the esports industry and its broadcast of the 2018 League of Legends World Championship, carried globally by more than 30 television channels and digital platforms to more than 99.6 million viewers, is being recognized by the IBC Awards as a finalist in the Content Creation category. 

Using new remote production video streaming and video encoding technologies from Haivision, the tournament was broadcast from Korea while being centrally managed and produced from the Riot Games’ headquarters in Los Angeles in 18 studios dedicated to 18 different regions/languages, delivering a broadcast experience that rivals some of the biggest professional sporting events.

“Riot Games has a long track record of innovating the esports consumption experience for players, fans, and partners,” said Mitch Rosenthal, Head of Production and Operations at Riot Games. “The 2018 World Championship provided an opportunity to leverage new technology to improve the viewing experience for the largest audience in esports.”

“Our technology and expertise in streaming low latency video over all types of networks helped deliver the level of reliability and flexibility that Riot Games needed for their remote production,” said Peter Maag, Chief Marketing Officer, Haivision. “We worked closely together to build a REMI workflow that supports a successful broadcast while significantly reducing operational costs, which allows Riot Games to continually innovate and deliver great experiences to their rapidly growing fan base.”

Representing the very best of technical excellence in pursuit of real benefits for producers and viewers alike, the Innovation Awards judges were “astounded by the range of imaginative projects submitted and had some really tough decisions to make,” said Michael Lumley, Chair of the international judging panel. The award winners will be announced at the IBC2019 Awards Ceremony, held at 18:30 on Sunday, September 15. 

Haivision will be exhibiting the Riot Games remote production workflow at IBC 2019 from September 13-17. Register here to get a demo at the conference. 


About IBC
IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show, attracting 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and combining a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that showcases 1,700+ leading industry suppliers of state-of-the-art technology. In addition to the world-class exhibition and conference, IBC also encompasses the IBC Daily, IBCTV and IBC365.

IBC365 provides year-round insight and opinion into the hot topics and key trends from leading industry journalists, along with insightful whitepapers, peer reviewed technical papers, highly engaging webinars and an expansive video library.

About Haivision
Haivision is the leader in live video streaming technologies, providing more than 25,000 organizations globally with video solutions that help them stream broadcast-quality, low-latency video from anywhere. Founded in 2004, Haivision is a profitable, privately held company with headquarters in Montreal and Chicago, and regional offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle-East and APAC. To help solve the world’s most difficult video streaming challenges, Haivision open sourced its award winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol in 2017 and founded the SRT Alliance, which now has over 200 industry leading companies supporting this new standard. Awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision is also recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Learn more at haivision.com.

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