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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, Disney+, 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
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 History (in T-Shirts)
Hey, not everything is so serious here! We like to have fun too as you can see in many of the photo galleries posted in our meeting pages. But one thing we have a tradition of is producing t-shirts once a year for our annual meeting. In most cases, they reflect the popular TV shows or movies that people turn to in their streaming platforms.
A Simple Mission
Below you will find links to the Alliance’s media assets. If you need something else specific, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Important Alliance Events
The Alliance has accomplished a lot in the five years since its founding. Navigate through the timeline below to see some of our key accomplishments.