New Members and 2022 Grant Recipients are welcome
The Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), a global technical association that develops solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high -quality video experience at scale, is meeting online today for its first quarterly member meeting of the year. This virtual event, themed “Stuck in the Virtual Loop” will run for four days, starting today, January 31, until Thursday, February 3, 2022. To accommodate attendees from around the world, all events will start early in Pacific Time.
SVA is proud to welcome new Principal Members Alibaba, Thales, and Velocix. The Alliance is also pleased to announce the return of Google and Wowza as Principal Members.
“We are excited to start the meeting this week and formally accept our new members and give member recipients,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at Streaming Video Alliance. “2022 is a strong start; I am inspired by our collective progress to date, especially in light of the pandemic, and look forward to the continued contribution of our members to the streaming video industry.
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Featured presentations at this week’s meeting include:
- “Taming Adaptive Bitrate Algorithms in Hybrid P2P/CDN Networks” by Alexandre Storelli of Lumen
- “Making Streaming Ad Better” by Michael Levin of Comcast NBCUniversal
- “Update on CDN Tokenization Standard Project” by Pankaj Chaudhari of Hulu
- “From VR to XR: A Fireside Discussion About the Development of Virtual Technologies and the Birth of the Metaverse” by Brian Stevenson, SVA Subject Matter Expert and Technical Fellow; Glenn Goldstein of Lumen; Rob Koenen of Tiledmedia; Thierry Fautier of Harmonic; Vincent Lepec of Viaccess-Orca; and Christopher Lynn of Comcast NBCUniversal
Streaming Video Alliance Opens Public Comment Window for Non -Member Companies
As part of SVA’s ongoing mission to connect the streaming video industry, they officially announced the availability of public comments for draft documents. Interested companies must apply and sign a feedback and non-disclosure agreement before submitting their feedback. Feedback will be reviewed along with other member comments made in the first stage of the document approval process.
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The Alliance welcomes 2022 Grant Members
Each year sponsors of the Membership Grant program select select, small companies that meet specific financial needs with a one -year Principal membership. For the second consecutive year, the Alliance has met its promise to award at least fifty percent of membership grants to businesses led by under -represented groups.
Blockcast, Netskrt Systems, picoNETS have joined the Alliance as 2022 class of grant recipients. In addition, 2021 grant recipient members Datazoom, Didja, Touchstream, and allt will continue until 2022 as Grant members. T
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, EXFO, 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, NS1, NTT, Optus, Orange, Panasonic Avionics, picoNETS, Plex, Qwilt, ServiceNow, Siden, Sinclair Broadcast Group, 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., Wowza, Western Digital Corp.
The Alliance 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.