Haivision Hosts Exclusive Behind the Scenes Webinar on How the SRT Video Streaming Protocol Helped Power the Virtual NFL Draft

Live web event will reveal how the NFL used Haivision video solutions for the at-home broadcast watched by a record-breaking 55 million football fans

Montreal, Canada – May 20, 2020 –  Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, announced a new webinar with its customer the NFL – How SRT Powered the First Virtual NFL Draft. 

Taking place on Tuesday, May 26 at 11am ET, the webinar is part of the SRT Tuesday series of virtual events hosted by Haivision, Microsoft, and the SRT Alliance featuring the latest innovations using the SRT open source protocol.

Haivision and NFL video experts will give an exclusive behind the scenes look at the technology and workflows that helped the NFL to pull off one of its most ambitious projects yet: delivering the first ever virtual NFL Draft. In this webinar, attendees will discover how Haivision solutions and the SRT protocol helped bring together camera feeds in the homes of everyone from the NFL Commissioner and 58 draft prospects to 32 NFL teams, including their head coaches and general managers, as well as analysts.

Originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack that makes it possible to stream high-quality, low-latency live video from anywhere to anywhere over the public internet. With secure streams and simplified firewall traversal, SRT delivers the best quality video over the most unpredictable networks.

Webinar attendees will learn: 

  • How the NFL provided live coverage of a fully virtual Draft using the latest technology to a record-breaking 55 million football fans watching around the world 
  • Why SRT was selected as the solution to the complex problem of contribution over unpredictable internet connections 
  • How the combination of SRT and Haivision technology was instrumental in delivering secure, robust, high-quality video for a dynamic viewer experience 

WebinarHow SRT Powered the First Virtual NFL Draft 

Day/Time: Tuesday, May 26 at 11am ET  


  • John Cave, Vice President, Football Technology Solutions, NFL 
  • Ghislain Collette, Vice President, Product Management, Haivision 
  • Marcus Schioler, Vice President, Product Marketing, Haivision 

Registration: https://www3.haivision.com/nfl-webinar-pr  

SRT Tuesday Webinar Series 

On select Tuesdays throughout the coming months, the SRT Tuesday webinar series brings technologists and end-users together to discuss how organizations can leverage SRT for streaming low latency, high quality video over unpredictable internet connections. For more information and to watch event recordings, visit: https://www.haivision.com/resources/webinars/srt-tuesday/ 

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 privately held company with headquarters in Montreal and Chicago, and regional offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. 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 350 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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