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TypePrivate (2004-2020)
Public (since 2020)
IndustryEnterprise Video
Live Video Streaming
Media Management Platform
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec
Area served
Key people
Miroslav Wicha, President, CEO and Chairman
Peter Maag, CMO
Dan Rabinowitz, CFO
Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak
Number of employees

Haivision is a Canadian company focused on developing video streaming technology.[1][2] Haivision is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago with about 250 employees and 7 offices around the world, including one in Rendsburg, Germany.[3] Haivision has additionally been credited with the development and maintenance of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol, along with the associated SRT Alliance.[4] Notable members of the SRT Alliance include Microsoft,[4] Alibaba,[5] and Harmonic.[5]


Haivision was founded in 2004. Haivision specializes in video encoding technology to help transmit low-latency video over a given network. In 2009, Haivision acquired Video Furnace, expanding its product offerings to include campus (LAN) based IPTV and VOD services. In 2010, Haivision purchased CoolSign, which claimed to provide scalable digital signage solutions.[6] Following the 2011 acquisition of Kulabyte Corporation, Haivision gained encoding and transcoding technologies for over-the-top media distribution.[7] In October 2019, Haivision acquired LightFlow Media Technologies.ess-date=2020-04-17}}</ref>


The London Olympics 2012 Games were streamed live using Haivision technologies. The Masters, MTV Movie Awards, major universities and other organizations also stream video using Haivision technology.[8]


  • Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards 2019: Makito X4 - Best Single or Dual Stream Encoding Appliance[9]
  • Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2018: Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)[10]
  • Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Awards 2013: HyperStream Live Cloud Transcoder [11]
  • Streaming Media West Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Makito encoder and HyperStream Live streaming solution[12]
  • AV Technology 2012 End-User Awards – Furnace IP Video System 6 Finalist for Best AV over IP system
  • STAR Award for Superior Technology – Haivision Kulabyte 4.0 Live Transcoder[13]
  • Most Innovative Video Extension Product - Haivision Makito Encoder[14]
  • Best Video Broadcast or Video Streaming Product - Haivision Network Video KulaByte Live Internet Streaming[14]
  • Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award 2011 – Haivision's KulaByte [15]
  • Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500[16]
  • TVB Europe and IBC Daily's "Best of IBC2011" Award – Haivision's KulaByte and HyperStream[17]
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 - Haivision winner of Companies-to-Watch-Award, 2009 [18]


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  2. ^ "Haivision". Canada Business Journal.
  3. ^ "Haivision Contact Page".
  4. ^ a b "Microsoft Joins SRT Open Source Streaming Project - The Broadcast Bridge - Connecting IT to Broadcast". www.thebroadcastbridge.com. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  5. ^ a b "Alibaba Joins SRT Alliance For Low Latency Streaming - The Broadcast Bridge - Connecting IT to Broadcast". www.thebroadcastbridge.com. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  6. ^ "Haivision Acquires Coolsign Brings Together IP Video Streaming and Digital Signage".
  7. ^ "Haivision Acquires KulaByte and Montivision".
  8. ^ "Haivision". Canada Business Journal.
  9. ^ "The 2019 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award Winners". Streaming Media Magazine. 2019-11-20. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  10. ^ "Haivision Wins Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2018". Business Insider.
  11. ^ "The 2013 Streaming Media European Readers' Choice Award Winners". Streaming Media Europe.
  12. ^ "2012 Readers Choice Awards Winners".
  13. ^ "TV Technology Announces STAR mario Awards at the NAB Show".
  14. ^ a b "NewBay Names InfoComm Award Winners". ProSoundNetwork.
  15. ^ "The 2011 Streaming Media Readers Choice Awards Finalists". Streaming Media.
  16. ^ "Deloitte 2011 Fast 500 Rankings" (PDF). Deloitte.
  17. ^ "TVEurope's Best of IBC2011 Editor's Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-10-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ 2009". Deloitte.