Blackbird Joins The SRT Alliance

Blackbird has joined the SRT Alliance, a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport.

The move is in line with Blackbird’s commitment to support open standards and the reliability of video creation and distribution. SRT allows for the use of unpredictable networks for content delivery and protects against packet loss, as well as provides secure encryption for high value content.

Streaming over public networks can also reduce the costs of private infrastructure. Any organization working with SRT inputs can now use Blackbird to enjoy all the efficiencies of the platform including total production flexibility, faster content creation, lower total cost of ownership and significantly less carbon emissions compared to on premise and cloud based video editing workflows.

The SRT Alliance, founded by Haivision in April 2017, has more than 500 members. Its mission is to overcome the challenges of low-latency live streaming by supporting the collaborative development of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport), the fastest growing open source streaming project. SRT is a free open source video transport protocol and technology stack originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, which enables the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across the public internet.

Huw Dymond, Director of Product and Operations, Blackbird said: “Blackbird sits at the core of our customers’ video creation and publishing workflows and as a leader in internet based and cloud native video editing we are proud to join the SRT Alliance. Integration of the SRT protocol is complete and as such the benefits of security and resilience it can bring for customers looking to leverage SRT for their workflows now have a seamless bridge from live streaming to the power of our cloud native editing platform.”