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
Players and Playback
This group will explore the technical challenges in developing, implementing, and supporting a variety of players across multiple devices. It will also explore issues in the playback experience, like content discovery, and how that is impacted by the player technology.
This document describes the functional specification of open-caching relayed-token-authentication mechanism. The focus is on generically supporting URI signing using this method. There are additional applications – like user Cookies, which are mentioned in this document without getting into the specifics. While multiple different CDNs, as well as CDNi, support Tokenization in alternative methods, the goal of this implementation is to support all of these different formats via the relay authentication mechanism.
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
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
Piracy Is Your Toughest Competitor Assessing the impact of streaming piracy has always been a difficult and controversial exercise. Interestingly, in a panel about “IP Protection” during the 2019 OTT Sports Pro Summit in Madrid, an anti-piracy representative of a large PayTV operator shared an internal evaluation of the scale of streaming piracy for their