Haivision’s Summer “Hailights”

Typically, September means students returning to the classroom, writing about their summer vacation, and reviewing the lessons they learned through the end of the last school year. 2020 may be a bit of a different year, but at Haivision, we think it is worth looking back at some of the highlights of the last few warm months.

The NFL Virtual Draft

Social distancing guidelines meant that the NFL was not able to host its usual, 3 day event in Las Vegas for its annual draft. Fortunately, the NFL was able to find a creative solution – turning to Haivision’s streaming video solutions and the open source SRT streaming protocol. It was a remarkable success, as 55 million viewers around the world tuned in to see the 2020 NFL Virtual Draft.

See the NFL Virtual Draft by the numbers in our post, or watch the webinar below:

SRT Tuesday NFL Draft Webinar

NASCAR Returns to Fox Sports

The NFL Virtual Draft wasn’t the only sports story this spring, as NASCAR returned to Fox Sports in May, with the Real Heroes 400 at Darlington Raceway. In order to broadcast this return, Fox Sports had to adapt how they produced the live racing coverage in order to reduce the amount of staff on location and conform to COVID-19 guidelines. Having already seen a reduction in latency and bandwidth with Haivision’s video solutions, Fox Sports once again turned to Haivision’s video solutions for a flexible remote production workflow that would keep their staff safe while producing compelling coverage of NASCAR’s anticipated return.

Learn more about how Fox Sports used Haivision’s remote production solutions to broadcast NASCAR’s return to racing.

The Makito X4 Video Decoder

In June, Haivision announced the availability of the Makito X4 video decoder, the perfect companion to the Makito X4 video encoder for ultra low latency 4K and HD video streaming. Some of the features of the Makito X4 video decoder include its flexible form factor, stream sync technology, (very valuable for broadcasters using multi-camera remote production,) impeccable video quality, ultra low latency, and compatability with Haivision EMS for real-time device management.

Learn more about the Makito X4 video decoderin this post, or watch the video below.

Teltoo Joins the Haivision Family

The Haivision family continued to grow this summer, with the acquisition of peer-to-peer pioneer Teltoo. Based in Madrid, Spain, the Teltoo team is bringing their expertise on video delivery, with technology focused on scalable and sustainable internet delivery. Teltoo has also developed next generation peer-to-peer technology that leverages WebRTC and advanced real-time network analytics to optimize video delivery for operators, media companies, and enterprises, a perfect complement to Haivision’s video streaming solutions.

Learn more about Teltoo joining Haivision in this interview.

The SRT Alliance Surpasses 400 Members

As the original developer of the SRT protocol, and founding member of the SRT Alliance, Haivision has been thrilled by the continued popularity and growth of the open-source video streaming protocol. Over this summer, the SRT Alliance marked yet another milestone, surpassing over 400 members. Some of the newest members of the alliance supporting the SRT video streaming protocol include industry leaders Grass Valley, Evertz, Xilinx, and Primestream.

Learn more about the latest SRT Alliance developments here.

And There’s Still More to Come

While it certainly was an exciting summer for Haivision, we have an even more exciting autumn ahead. If you would like to catch up on our technical updates as well as see a preview of Haivision’s latest video streaming technology, join us next week for the Haivision Tech Update Webinar. Can’t join us live? Register for the webinar to be the first to receive the on-demand video.

Haivision Technology Update

Join us Thursday, September 10, at 9 am ET (3 pm CET) to learn about Haivision's latest developments, and get a unique look into our future developments in edge and cloud connected streaming solutions.

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