This blog post is based on the webinar of the same name, recorded on November 19th, 2020. The webinar featured Glenn Goldstein (Lumen), Alain Pellen (Harmonic), and Nikolai Keychenko (Verimatrix). It was moderated by Streaming Video Alliance Executive Director, Jason Thibeault. Live sports streaming is online video’s current big battleground. Rights holders are both
Committees are sometimes formed to tackle projects that don't fit into a single working group but, nevertheless, are important for the streaming industry. The Industry References Committee has been formed to address the need for a standardized glossary of streaming terms and reference architecture diagrams that explain parts of the workflow.
The Industry References Committee is working on a Streaming Industry Glossary.We recognize that many streaming glossaries have been created in the past, but never one from an organization such as ours. We hope it will become the "glossary of record" for the industry and are working to ensure definitions take into account current social movements.
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The ability to prevent piracy, take down illegal content, and act against illegal sources are key objectives of content protection. Meeting these objectives requires the use of a variety of technologies including watermarking, Digital Rights Management (DRM), fingerprinting, and cryptography. This document examines and discusses the streaming video system to provide best practices for protecting and securing streaming video content for both content providers and distributors to ensure content is being used as intended by those who it was intended.
Making Streaming Video Better
Streaming video is exploding in popularity. Consumers are watching more video online across a myriad of devices. But, the streaming experiences, across providers, can be wildly different from each other which ultimately hurts adoption. The problem is a lack of collaboration within the industry. All of the streaming providers and broadcasters are building their online video solutions with no guidance. They are doing what they have to do to make it work for their subscribers. The Streaming Video Alliance provides a forum for collaboration to improve interoperability among operators, providers, and vendors. Together, companies from across the video ecosystem work to build best practices and specifications that ensure a more consistent end-user experience and promote further adoption of online video.
Published Technical Documents
Our Technical Groups
The Streaming Video Alliance has a number of different technical groups to solve critical challenges across the streaming video ecosystem. Click on one to find out more.
Questions About the Alliance?
No. The Alliance will submit any draft specifications created to the appropriate standards body (e.g. IETF, CTA, etc.) for ratification. We have formed a number of liaisons with other industry bodies and we will continue to do so as we create a network.
The Streaming Video Alliance has two primary membership levels. The first level, supporting, is designed for companies that want to listen and observe but can’t commit to contributing. This means they can attend meetings and working group sessions but can’t contribute to documents (such as reviewing or writing sections), can’t lead projects, can’t chair working groups, etc. The second level, principal, is designed for companies seeking to actively participate in one or more working groups. They can lead projects, act as working group chairs, vote on publications, be voted to the board (two board seats are reserved for principal members), and contribute to documents.
From the Blog
What We Know About Streaming Behavior Although we like to think of streaming and broadcast as very different, they aren’t really. Viewer behavior is relatively the same: most people watch video, whether streaming or from their cable provider, when they are at home. Yes, there are exceptions to that. Younger viewers probably watch short form
A Critical Step For the Streaming Video Alliance Viasat, a Streaming Video Alliance member company, announced today that they have partnered with FuboTV, a leading live streaming content provider, to bring their sports, news, and entertainment content to in-flight passengers at no charge. In order to scale this offering and deliver a high-quality viewing experience