Broadcasting in 2024

broadcast en 2024

The Broadcast Transformation Report 2024, an annual study conducted by Haivision, of which we are an official distributor, has been used to find out which technologies are the most used in the broadcasting industry. In its fifth anniversary, the report results in interesting findings on topics such as 5G, cloud or SRT.


Report, the present of Broadcasting in 2024

The broadcasting study examines the responses obtained from a survey conducted by Haivision to more than 800 broadcasting and media industry professionals between October and December 2023. Among the most salient findings, it reveals:

  • SRT remains the clear leader: 68% of respondents use SRT to transport live video, and 67% use the HEVC codec in their broadcasting streams.


  • “Mobile” connectivity has become the norm: 60% of broadcasters now use 3G, 4G, LTE or 5G technologies to stream live video, placing mobile networks as the most popular choice after the internet (80%). Regarding 5G, 74% already use it or have plans to do so to contribute to broadcasting, while 46% contemplate its use in private networks.


  • The cloud is ubiquitous, but…: 84% of broadcasters use at least some cloud-based technology, but only 22% use it in more than half of their work processes, showing a gradual increase subject to the hope of cost reduction and greater robustness in critical environments.


  • Artificial intelligence is making its mark: 60% expect AI to be the technology with the biggest impact on the broadcast industry in the next 5 years, with 49% planning or already using AI in their workflows.


Conclusions of the Broadcast Transformation Report

Marcus Schioler, vice president of marketing at Haivision, highlights several key aspects of this report: “some past trends are firmly established, such as the use of SRT and the Internet for live video transport. Other trends continue to evolve such as the continued growth of HEVC and the use of cloud and cellular networks, while new trends emerge such as the adoption of 5G private networks and AI technologies.”

You can check out the full report at the following link: Broadcast Report 2024.


Vector3 for the future of Broadcast

These trends that we reviewed fully coincide with the technological context in which the roadmap of Vector 3 products is elaborated.

Since the definition of the SRT standard, this has been the default format for all Vector 3 products for external connectivity, both for contributions from or to the cloud, as well as for live ingest of streams from cellular networks via bonding. Specifically, for the use of cloud technologies, in addition to SRT support, Vector3 products incorporate S3 storage management.

Finally, intelligent alarm management is being implemented in Drillarium, the large-scale multichannel playout, which will allow operators to control hundreds of channels assisted by bots with AI capabilities.