FREMONT, Calif .– (WIRE OF BUSINESS)-The Streaming Video Alliance (the SVA), a global technical association that develops solutions to address critical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, has achieved another milestone in the industry in its Open Caching Testbed Initiative. Ateme, Broadpeak, Orange, Vecima, and Telefonica have demonstrated the capacity for their CDN solutions to be provided for streaming delegation within the Open Caching Network by exposing SVA’s Open Caching API (server-side) to the testbed and demonstrating proper operation between their systems and the testbed. The client side of SVA’s Open Caching API is provided by the Broadpeak umbrellaCDN ™ system. The trial began in June 2021 and ended in December 2021.
“We are excited to celebrate the latest milestone in the industry for interoperability testing – and this is just the beginning, ”said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at Streaming Video Alliance. “We will welcome new testbed participants, both client- and server-side, and test new features-such as security and error cases-and new functions such as configurations and capacity insights. Our test initiative project team, led by Broadpeak and Telefonica, is doing a great job driving the initiative and will soon publish Open the Caching API Implementation Guidelines document. ”
SVA announced the availability of its first release in August 2021. The main challenge the testbed will solve is providing a way to demonstrate interoperability, based on the Open Caching API, between different caching systems hosted by others different companies within the streaming video ecosystem: content providers, CDNs, and Network Operators (ISPs). Through the collaboration of a content owner, a CDN, and a Network Operator, the testbed demonstrates a real-world Open Caching Network. But it also provides a way for other companies, who want to connect to an Open Caching Network, to test against APIs developed in accordance with SVA specifications. The testbed will continue to expand using new Open Caching APIs as they are codified from specifications documents.
Testbed Setup for the Latest Interoperability Tests includes the Following Vendors:
Ateme as downstream CDN (dCDN)
Broadpeak as a dCDN and an upstream CDN (uCDN) that delegates user requests to any dCDN
Disney Streaming acts as the source of the content
Orange as a dCDN
Telefonica as a dCDN
Vecima as a dCDN
“Open Caching has the potential to transform the OTT industry – increasing the quality of the experience for viewers, enabling quick and easy expansion into new markets for content providers, and opening up new revenue opportunities for operators. In demonstrating the interoperability of standards, we are excited that we are now at the dawn of this revolution. ”-Christophe Burdinat, Director, Technology and Standards, ATEME
“We started the testbed initiative at Telefonica in mid -2021 and achieved the first set of major tests with three more members by the end of the year in line with our plan. Maintaining momentum in 2022 with an ambitious testing plan to pursue and new members to join, Broadpeak will continue to perform on the testbed cornerstone as long as necessary for the best Open Caching. ” – Guillaume Bichot, Director, Head of Exploration , Broadpeak
“We hope that Open Caching will develop a common framework to facilitate interworking between content delivery systems. Orange supports and contributes to the testbed initiative to facilitate the integration of its CDNs with content providers and its CDN partners. ”-Chem Assayag, Director, Home Services Innovation, ORANGE
“Open Caching is a great opportunity for the entire video streaming industry to define a solution to allow the growth of our business in an efficient, scalable way and provide the best QoE to users. For the success of this initiative, interoperability is key, so the testbed initiative is at the forefront of industry standardization in Open Caching. ”-Francisco Cano, Head of Telefonica CDN Architecture, Evolution and Optimization, TELEPHONE
“Vecima’s early success with the Streaming Video Alliance’s Open Caching Testbed Initiative demonstrates our commitment to reducing delivery fees for over-the-top content providers and helping our operator customers manage consistently growing volume of over-the-top video traffic. With Open Caching technology, we can use our current cache footprint of over 100 million subscribers to deliver significant value to content providers and enhanced enjoyment to millions of video subscribers. ” – Kyle Goodwin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Content Delivery and Storage, VECIMA
More details about the Open Caching API testbed can be found on the Open Caching microsite: https://opencaching.streamingvideoalliance.org.
The testbed will be available according to the schedule provided to SVA member companies. Only SVA member companies will be able to access the testbed at this time.
SVA will host the East Coast STREAMup in April
Now in its third year, the STREAMup series continues with its next reunion planned for April 6, 2022, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm ET. The virtual event, which focuses on advertising-based streaming models, is specifically scheduled to accommodate the streaming community on the East Coast and is open to all who wish to join.
To learn more: https://www.streamingvideoalliance.org/meetup/east-coast-streamup-2022/.
Streaming Video Alliance members include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: Adobe, AERQ, Agile Content, Alibaba, allt, Amazon, ATEME, Blockcast, Brightcove, Broadpeak, CBC, Charter Communications, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Comcast, CommScope, Compira Labs, Conviva, Datazoom, Deutsche Telekom , DidjaTV, Disney Streaming, Dolby, Eluvio, Equus Compute Solutions, Ericsson, Fast, Friends MTS, Globe, Google, Harmonic, Hughes Satellite Systems, INKA Entworks, Intel, Intelsat, InterDigital, Interra Systems, Irdeto, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks , Lumen Technologies, Mainstreaming, Nagra, NCTA, Netskrt, Neustar, Nice People at Work, NTT, Optus, Orange, Panasonic Avionics, picoNETS, Plex, Qwilt, ServiceNow, Siden, Sky, SSIMWAVE, ST Engineering iDirect, Stackpath, Streaming Global , Synamedia, Telefonica, Telekom Malaysia, Telestream, Thales, THEO, Touchstream, Unified Streaming, Varnish Software, Vecima Networks, Velocix, Verizon, ViacomCBS, Viasat Inc., Warner Media, Wowza, and Western Digital Corp.
SVA also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies including Globecast, Hulu, NBCSports, Paramount, Peacock, PlutoTV, Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon Media, Viaccess -Orca, and Virgin Media.
For more information on SVA, the Working Groups, or to inquire about membership, visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.
About Streaming Video Alliance
The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association that addresses critical streaming video challenges. By educating the industry on the technical nature of issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation defining technical solutions, the Alliance helps enhance the experience. in streaming video in size. More than 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors-representing some of the biggest names in global streaming-participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face- to-face meeting. For more information, please visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.