Welcomes New Members and 2022 Grant Recipients
The Streaming Video Alliance (SVA), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, convenes online today for the first quarterly member meeting of the year. This virtual event, themed “Stuck in the Virtual Loop” will span four days, starting today, January 31, through Thursday, February 3, 2022. In order to accommodate attendees from around the world, all events will start early Pacific Time.
The 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 kick off this week’s meeting and formally welcome our new members and grant member recipients,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Alliance. “2022 is off to a strong start; I’m inspired by our collective progress to date, especially in light of the pandemic, and look forward to our members’ ongoing contributions 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 Ads 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 Evolving 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 are officially announcing the availability of public comments for draft documents. Interested companies must apply and sign a feedback and non-disclosure agreement before submitting their feedback. The feedback will be reviewed alongside other member comments made during the first phase of the document ratification process.
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Alliance Welcomes 2022 Grant Members
Each year the Membership Grant program sponsors select, small companies meeting specific financial requirements with a one-year Principal membership. For the second year in a row, the Alliance has met its commitment to award at least fifty percent of the membership grants to businesses led by underrepresented groups.
Blockcast, Netskrt Systems, picoNETS have joined the Alliance as the 2022 class of grant recipients. In addition, 2021 grant recipient members Datazoom, Didja, Touchstream, and allt will continue into 2022 as Grant members. T
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, 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, Fastly, Friend MTS, Globo, 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 which include Globecast, Hulu, NBCSports, Paramount, Peacock, PlutoTV, Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon Media, Viaccess-Orca, and Virgin Media.