SRT 5 years and SRT Alliance has 550 members

SRT Turns Five and Celebrates Over 550 Members in the SRT Alliance

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) video streaming transport protocol and technology stack being open sourced at the NAB conference in 2017. To commemorate this milestone, we’re celebrating SRT becoming the defacto industry standard for low latency video transport and the SRT Alliance having over 550 members at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.  

Haivision originally developed SRT in 2013 to enable simple low latency video connectivity over the public internet between its products, specifically for our Makito ultra-low latency series of video encoders and decoders. Haivision open sourced the technology in 2017 with the goal of enabling live video transport over the public internet for production, remote contribution, and distribution.

Since being made freely available, over 550 global industry leaders have joined the SRT Alliance and use SRT across every kind of broadcast and streaming workflow.

Remote Video Contribution

Haivision’s line of Makito X encoders and decoders are the original solutions to take advantage of SRT. Since being open-sourced, every other major encoder vendor has followed Haivision by enabling SRT support in their encoding and decoding technologies.  

Remote Production and Cloud Production

SRT has become the fundamental enabler for cloud production workflows by addressing the challenges faced by major broadcast vendors like Grass Valley, Sony, Avid, Harmonic, and MediaKind and has become an alternative to expensive satellite links or private networks.  

Broadcast Distribution and Media Services

Leading global media services providers like Telstra, Encompass, Comcast, Eurovision Services, and Tata Communications leverage the flexibility of SRT to distribute their customers’ content to viewers no matter where they are located.  

Streaming Platforms

SRT has become the defacto live video ingest protocol for streaming platforms including Brightcove, Kaltura, Wowza, and Dacast. 


TAG Video Systems has recently joined the likes of Telestream and Bridge Technologies in their support of monitoring SRT streams directly, giving leaders in the space unparalleled visibility into the health of mission-critical video streams.  

Public Cloud

In the last year, Google Cloud joined Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS Elemental, and Alibaba Cloud in their support of the SRT Alliance, making SRT the industry standard for live connectivity between cloud-based services and powering global collaboration, production, and distribution.  

To read the full press release, click here.  

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