Haivision Play Pro Wins 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Award

Free Mobile Application for Playing and Creating SRT Streams Recognized for Innovation in Remote Production

MONTREAL, CANADA – October 21, 2020 – Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced that its free mobile app for high performance video streaming, Haivision Play Pro, received an NAB Show Product of the Year Award – the official awards program that recognizes the most significant and promising new products and technologies introduced in 2020. 

Recognized in the remote production categoryHaivision Play Pro offers a quick and easy way to watch and create SRT video streams from anywhere on an iPhone or iPad. Designed to empower broadcasters to securely monitor and create low latency feeds from anywhere using an iOS device (with Android support to be released shortly), Haivision Play Pro is relied upon by some of the biggest broadcasters across the globe 

COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change in the broadcast industry and with concerns about employee health and safety, more organizations are turning to remote production models. Using the SRT protocol and public internet provides cost-effective, low-latency way of getting feeds to the team members that need them and Haivision Play Pro is the easiest way to watch and create live SRT streams anywhere. With thousands of downloads to date, the app has fast become an essential and convenient tool enabling broadcast engineers, producers, directors, executives, and on-air talent working in the field or remotely from home to easily and securely monitor contribution streams, return, and teleprompter feeds as well as create video as an SRT stream directly from a mobile device. 

In addition to SRT, Haivision’s Play Pro app supports major performance streaming formats for playing and streaming live video, including UDP multicast and unicast with forward error correction (FEC)HLS (play only), and both H.264 and HEVC. Also, with Play Pro you can create and share channel lists or easily pair with the Haivision Media Platform to address enterprise-wide stream management challenges. 

Haivision’s free Play Pro application gives broadcasters around the world a simple, secure, and reliable way of providing teams with access to low latency, live video content that could previously only be viewed from a master control room or production studio,” said Peter Maag, CMO and EVP of strategic partnerships, Haivision. “Play Pro is an important product in Haivision’s portfolio of solutions that enables the contribution, collaboration, and connectivity that underpin successful broadcast workflows.” 

“Nominees like Haivision are revolutionizing the way people experience media and entertainment,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. “The 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards highlight the best of what’s new at the premier launchpad for breakthroughs at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology.” 

To learn more, visit: https://www.haivision.com/solutions/broadcast-remote-production/ 

About NAB Show  

NAB Show, held October 9 – 13, 2021, in Las Vegas, NV, USA, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With more than 90,000 attendees from 160 countries and 1,600+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and fuel the digital storytelling economy. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. Learn more at https://nabshow.com/2021/  

About NAB  

The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.  

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 400 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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