The RIST Forum is a group of technical experts from across the broadcast industry that champions the use of the RIST as a highly effective method for interchanging video between different vendors over any infrastructure. It was originally created as an activity group within the Video Services Forum.
Contemporary video transport is subject to loss due to the inconsistency of internet performance over time and across the world. RIST is an interoperable protocol for low latency video contribution via unmanaged networks, including the internet. The result of leading vendors and global broadcast operators working together, RIST aims to create an industry-wide, interoperable transport solution that can be implemented by any vendor into its equipment. There is already a wide range of IP video delivery equipment that supports RIST.
The RIST Forum was created to drive the adoption of RIST for low-latency live video over unmanaged networks. RIST has been successfully deployed in commercial operations worldwide due to its interoperability and standards-based approach.