About the Streaming Video Alliance

About Us

Making Streaming Video Better

We are at an inflection point. More cable and satellite customers are dumping their monthly subscriptions in favor of streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, CBS All Access, and others. But this trend isn’t being ignored by incumbent providers. large MSOs like Verizon, Comcast, Charter, and others are embracing OTT as well, leveraging their investment in IP technologies to deliver content wherever their customers are, on whatever device. And content owners are following suit too. From Disney to NBCUniversal to AT&T, direct-to-consumer appears to be the way of the future.

Online is Not Broadcast

The problem is that despite consumer demand for streaming access to their favorite video content, the scalability, delivery consistency, and reliability of OTT services is nothing like video delivered into the home via a set-top-box. Still, streaming video providers are trying to solve the technical challenges of providing HD or 4K to viewers across a variety of networks on a plethora of devices. 

A Collaborative Forum to Solve the Tough Problems

The problem is that despite consumer demand for streaming access to their favorite video content, the scalability, delivery consistency, and reliability of OTT services is nothing like video delivered into the home via a set-top-box. Still, streaming video providers are trying to solve the technical challenges of providing HD or 4K to viewers across a variety of networks on a plethora of devices. 

Founded in 2014 by a cadre of streaming video pioneers, the Streaming Video Alliance facilitates the development of solutions to solve those technical challenges so that viewers can experience the best possible viewing experience, one that even surpasses broadcast television. As the second tenant of our mission states, we provide a forum for companies in the streaming video industry (network operators, service providers, content owners, and technology vendors) to come together and collaborate on defining solutions to those challenges.

A Simple Mission

Educate
To educate the streaming video industry on the critical technical challenges of delivering a broadcast-like experience to any device, anywhere in the world.
Collaborate
To provide a forum for streaming video industry companies to come together and discuss solutions to those technical challenges.
Define
To define best practices, guidelines, specifications, and other documentation that explain how to solve technical challenges with delivering streaming video at scale.

Media Assets

Below you will find links to the Alliance’s media assets. If you need something else specific, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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