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Report: Covid has accelerated the move to IP

New report from Haivision looks at key industry trends driven by the pandemic

A new report suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of IP by broadcasters.

Haivision’s Broadcast IP Transformation Report polled more than 500 broadcast and video streaming professionals. It found 71 per cent of those surveyed said Covid had pushed the move to IP in their organisation.

As expected, the pandemic has pushed remote production to the fore with Haivision’s report finding 39 per cent of those surveyed are employing remote production workflows. Almost half of those surveyed (46 per cent) said remote technology is one of the most important trends for their organisation in the future.

The biggest challenge facing the industry is almost split, 42 per cent said transitioning to IP, closely followed by enabling remote collaboration at 41 per cent.

The report also found 53 per cent of respondents have deployed SRT, while 50 per cent said they are already using HEVC, and over 80 per cent said they plan to begin using the codec this year.

“2020 brought about considerable changes to the broadcast landscape, forcing broadcasters to be more creative and innovative than ever,” said Peter Maag, chief commercial officer and EVP strategic partnerships, Haivision. “These survey results have provided us with interesting datapoints into how broadcasters are migrating their workflows to incorporate modern technologies including 4K and HEVC, IP networking, and cloud services.”