FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA), a global technical association that develops solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering high-quality video experiences at scale, today announced its annual results of the board election and the publication of two documents, the Home Storage Functionality Specification and the QUIC Tech Brief. SVTA also welcomed new members Bitmovin and Lilac Cloud.
“Now in our eighth year as an industry association, it’s exciting to look back at the progress we’ve made over the years and the outstanding member contributions from the technical groups to the milestones the board has accomplished,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. “I look forward to working with our newly elected board and together with our members to continue to advance SVTA’s mission to improve the scalability, resiliency and quality of streaming video.”
Results of Annual Board Elections
Glenn Goldstein of Lumen takes on the role of SVTA president; Alicia Pritchett of Fastly was re-elected to the board and will become SVTA vice president, and Glenn Deen of Comcast and NBCUniversal was reappointed treasurer and secretary. In addition, Adobe’s Chris Hock was re-elected to the board.
The SVTA board determines the direction of the organization and sets the overall strategy. The board is also involved in the process of approving the document. For more information on the Board of Directors, visit https://www.svta.org/svta-leadership/svta-board/.
Home Storage Functionality Detail
Created by the Edge Storage Working Group, the Home Storage Functional Specification addresses use cases and functional requirements for a home storage open caching architecture. The Home Storage Open Caching Node (HS-OCN) is a new part of the open caching system and focuses on home use cases for improving content delivery. This document describes the architectural guidelines and performance specifications of an HS-OCN.
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QUIC Tech Brief
Over the years, SVTA has published a series of tech briefs. These documents are an in-depth analysis of emerging or interesting technologies and their potential applicability to streaming. Previous tech briefs include CMAF and Multicast ABR.
The QUIC tech brief is the latest document in SVTA’s tech brief series. This review of the QUIC protocol was done by the Networking and Transport Working Group and examines some of the differences and improvements between TCP and QUIC. It also explores the deployment model and summarizes some of the pros and cons that streaming providers need to consider before using QUIC as a streaming video delivery protocol.
To learn more and download the document:
Join SVTA for the Streamers Meet-up at IBC Amsterdam 2022
If you’re attending IBC next month, join SVTA and industry associations Greening of Streaming, Women in Streaming Media, and CDN Alliance for a fun time on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 17:00 – 20:00 BST.
For more information and to register for the meet-up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/streamer-meet-up-ibc-2022-tickets-377432419527
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, ARK Multicasting, ATEME, Bitmovin, Blockcast, Brightcove, Broadpeak, CBC, Ceeblue, Charter Communications, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Comcast, CommScope, Compira Labs , Conviva , Datazoom, Deutsche Telekom, DidjaTV, Disney Streaming, Dolby, Eluvio, Equus Compute Solutions, Ericsson, Fast, Friend MTS, Globo, Google, Harmonic, Hughes Satellite Systems, INKA Entworks, Intel, Intelsat, InterDigital, Interra Systems, Irdeto, Liberty Global, Lilac Cloud, Limelight Networks, Lumen Technologies, Mainstreaming, Nagra, NCTA, Netskrt, Neustar, Nice People at Work, NTT, Optus, Orange, Panasonic Avionics, picoNETS, Plex, Qwilt, ServiceNow, Siden, SiriusXM Radio , Sky , SSIMWAVE, ST Engineering iDirect, Stackpath, Streaming Global, Synamedia, Telefonica, Telekom Malaysia, Telestream, Thales, The Football Association Premier League, THEO, Touchstream, Unified Streaming, Varnish Software, Vecima Networks, Velocix, Verizo n, ViacomCBS, Vi asat Inc., WarnerMedia, Western Digital Corp., Wowza.
The Alliance also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies that include Globecast, Hulu, NBCSports, Paramount, Peacock, PlutoTV, Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon Media, Viaccess -Orca, and Virgin Media.
For more information on SVTA, the Technical Groups, or to inquire about membership, visit https://www.svta.org.
About the Streaming Video Technology Alliance
The Streaming Video Technology Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, SVTA helps improve streaming video experience extensively. More than 100 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 https://www.svta.org.