FREMONT, CA-- TheStreaming Video Alliance(the Alliance), an industry forum comprised of leading companies from the online video ecosystem, hosts its fourth quarterly member meeting today in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Alliance members will gather at Nokia's campus for a day of industry discussions and Working Group meetings. The keynote and welcome will be delivered by Paul Larbey, Head of IP Video Business Unit at Nokia and Marcus Weldon, CTO and President of Nokia Bell Labs. At today's meeting, the Alliance welcomes new members, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Espial Group, and Friend MTS.
"2017 marks our third anniversary of the Alliance and our most successful year to date. We're attracting members from around the globe and from all areas of the streaming video industry. Most recently, Amazon Web Services joined the Alliance, and we're in conversation with a number of prospective members that we hope to announce in the new year," said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance.
Major milestones for the Alliance in 2017 include:
- The first trials of theAlliance's Compliant Open Caching Systemswere deployed in ISP networks.
- A new,Multicast ABR POCwas issued to address 4K streaming to OTT devices over a closed Multicast network (Cable, IPTV), and a white paper on this topic is in the works.
- The Open Caching Working Group producedtwo new technical specifications, Logging and Service Provisioning.
- A newMembership Grant Programwas introduced, and next month, the Alliance will announce the recipients of the first annual Membership grants.
- For the second year in a row, the Alliance hosted itsQ3 member meetingin Europe, this year in Amsterdam at the Liberty Global campus.
- The Alliance isbuilding significant momentum with OTT (over-the-top) industry leadersand has been experiencing an explosive growth in membership from OTT companies.
Members of the Alliance include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Anevia, Arris, ATEME, Cedexis, CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Concurrent, Conviva, Digital Element, Dolby, Edgeware, Encompass TV, Ericsson, Espial Group, FOX Networks, Friend MTS, Harmonic, Hughes Satellite Systems, IBM, IneoQuest, Intel, Interra Systems, Irdeto, Level 3 Communications, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, Massive Interactive, MediaMelon, MLBAM, Mobolize, NBCUniversal, NCTA, NeuLion, Nexguard, Nice People at Work, Nokia, OWNZONES, Qwilt, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Sky, SSIMWAVE, Telecom Italia, THX, Verimatrix, Verizon, Viacom, ViaPlay, ViaSat Inc., Viavi Solutions, Western Digital Corp., and Wowza Media Systems.
For more information on the Alliance, the Working Groups, or to inquire about becoming a member, visitwww.streamingvideoalliance.org.
About the Streaming Video Alliance
Founded in 2014, the Streaming Video Alliance's charter is to encourage deeper collaboration across the entire online video ecosystem, which will include the development of standards and best practices for an open architecture that will operate across the entire online video value chain. The Alliance is currently focused on identifying issues and solutions related to open architecture, quality of experience, and interoperability. For more information, please visitwww.streamingvideoalliance.org.