The Streaming Video Alliance Working Groups are all actively engaged on current or emerging projects. This page will be updated quarterly to reflect changes to the project landscape.

Page last updated: February 28, 2019


Advertising is gaining traction on the Ad Hoc Campaign document. There are many people participating including one of the new grant members, Datazoom, alongside Sky, Conviva, Adobe, etc. Main goal of this is to confirm if AD campaign has reached its intended audience (including size and segment), allow siloed individual tools to report on AD errors, and to have the ability to send data to a common area/tool where the tool’s unique reporting can be reconciled with other parts of the ecosystem in order to have a common view. This past month has been focused on getting all the interested participants caught up and gathering the necessary information.

Live Streaming

Live Streaming is continuing their work on the best practices low latency document and plan to do a review of the document thus far at the face to face meeting. The most recent sections to be added are ‘Acquisition’, ‘Security/DRM’, and ‘Ad-Insertion’. These sections continue to be edited/reviewed. During the last call there was some discussion on other possible specification documents that may come out of this latency document, such as WebRTC as a method for OTT delivery. Another idea for future Live Streaming projects that was presented was a possible lab-based latency measurement and quality trade-offs project.

Open Caching

Open Caching announced at their last meeting that the first draft of the HTTP Redirect for Video Scheme position paper will be ready for review at the face to face meeting. Currently, the group is brainstorming what all is needed to begin lab testing to measure performance (i.e.. CDN and content provider participation, types of video players to use, etc.). Discussion on VR Caching began at the last face to face to meeting, so the group plans to continue this discussion at the Burbank face to face meeting, and hopefully get this idea of VR Caching incorporated into the bi-weekly calls. The Request by Routing Manifest Rewrite specification is ready to be reviewed. There was discussion on potentially adding an extension to this in regard to the OTT Service Provider. Other projects that are still in the works are the LTE Multicast document, 5G/MEC document, URI Signing and Organization, QoE/QoS document, an Open Caching Standards Update document, etc.

Edge Storage (sub-group)

Edge Storage is currently working on a use case document that defines the likely scenarios for deploying caching inside the home.

Networking and Transport

Networking and Transport is working on a Scaling Streaming best practices whitepaper for which they are identifying section leaders. After the Burbank face-to-face meeting, they are also investigating a possible specification project for APIs and FGPAs.

Geo (sub-group)

Geo is currently identifying challenges faced by streaming companies with respect to geo-fencing, geo-location, and other geo-related functions. They are hoping to categorize these challenges into use cases and publish the document later in 2019. The group will derive a project from that document.

Privacy and Protection

Privacy and Protection is working on a Stream Security best practices document. The outline has been set and the group is currently identifying section leaders and contributors for the document.


Measurement/QoE is continuing to work on the End-to-End Monitoring document. Currently, they are focusing on using a 2-year-old document written by Conviva titled “QoE Metrics Document” (which can be found on ARO). Their goal is to translate and update the document to go towards their End-to-End Monitoring document. Other major, recent points of discussion in regard to this document are ITU-T and Monitoring Methods. Upon completion of this project, the group plans to address the concept of an end-to-end “single identifier” for media assets as a way to stitch together disparate data sources of video monitoring information.

VR (study group)

The VR Study Group has developed a project plan for a 360-degree streaming video latency best practices POC. With multiple member companies involved, this group plans to test 360-degree video streaming, identify points of latency (from cache to glass), and offer methods to improve that latency through configuration and delivery workflow adjustments. The group hopes to complete this POC by NAB 2020 when it can share results.