Haivision’s Broadcast Transformation Report 2023: SRT Holds its Place as the Most Used Video Transport Protocol

It’s here! The Haivision Broadcast Transformation Report is now publicly available, chock-full of insights related to the broadcast industry. For the fourth consecutive year, we connected with over 700 broadcast professionals around the world to learn about the state of the industry, gathering data on everything from broader trends like 5G adoption to the finer details like the most commonly used codecs and transport protocols. In this report, you’ll find self-reported survey data related to workflows, tactics, next-generation technologies, and more.

SRT Only Grows in Popularity

With over 86% respondents (up from 79% last year) confirming their use the internet to contribute video content to their live broadcast production workflows, it’s not surprising that SRT mirrored its growth as the dominant transport protocol.

Which video transport protocols do you currently use?

Which video transport protocols do you currently use?

When asked which video transport protocols they currently use, 68% of those surveyed said SRT, an increase from 63% just last year. This put RTMP in second place at 59%, only marginally down from last year’s 60%. The open-source SRT protocol, pioneered by Haivision, features low latency packet loss recovery technology, built-in encryption, and is content-agnostic, making it well-suited to the more bandwidth-efficient HEVC codec, as well as for 4K and HDR content. Its wide industry adoption has enabled SRT to have a noteworthy impact on today’s agile cloud and IP video workflows.


This is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the insights within this year’s Broadcast Transformation Report. When you read the report, you can expect more data like:

  • 73% of broadcasters surveyed indicated that they already use or plan to use 5G for broadcast contribution in the next two years.
  • 84% of broadcasters use at least some cloud-based technology in their workflows with 60% relying on cloud for less than a quarter of their workflows, indicating that on-premise operations remain critical to live video.

For more insights into the current state of 5G, IP and cloud adoption in the broadcast industry, download the full report by clicking the link below.

Download the Haivision Broadcast Transformation Report 2023

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