Haivision acquires AI and cloud video company LightFlow

Video streaming provider Haivision has announced the acquisition of LightFlow Media Technologies, the advanced media optimisation business of Epic Labs.

This acquisition adds AI and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s portfolio to form the basis for advances in content-aware video encoding, content indexing, object detection, as well as optimisation of video contribution, distribution, and delivery for low-latency live feeds or video on-demand. 

LightFlow’s technology suite also gives Haivision an advanced media cloud orchestration architecture, a foundation to accelerate the company’s cloud strategy of creating an ecosystem of modular video streaming and management technologies. The LightFlow team also led the development of the DASH.js implementation that includes low-latency CMAF support.

The LightFlow team, based in Madrid, Spain, now augments Haivision’s global organisation, which is headquartered in Montreal, with additional R&D offices in Portland, Chicago, Austin, and Hamburg.

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