Solving Critical Challenges

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 together to build best practices and specifications that ensure a more consistent end-user experience and promote further adoption of online video.

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Next-Generation Streaming with the Open Caching Network

How do you make your streaming viewers happier, so they consume more content and keep their subscription longer? The key is in how you address critical technical challenges like scale, quality, and startup time. In this post, you’ll learn about the Streaming Video Alliance’s Open Caching Network and how you can use this novel and
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The Streaming Video Alliance is Growing Up

Since the Streaming Video Alliance’s formation in 2014, a lot has changed in streaming video. Not only have new streaming technologies come into the market, but new approaches to solving old problems have been proposed (like applying WebRTC to the latency issue with live streaming), and adoption has continued to explode across a myriad of
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man laying on side watching streaming video on mobile phone while wearing over the ear headphones

Are Smartphones the Future of the Television Experience?

As people watch more online video from more screens (see Figure 1, from Ooyala), one thing is clear: the smartphone is becoming an increasingly larger part of the viewing experience, rivaling and, in some cases, exceeding that of other devices for certain lengths of content. [1] As Figure 1 illustrates, the mobile phone exceeds that
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For Online Video to Succeed Broadcast, Collaboration is Key

Walking around the halls of IBC 2016, I am struck by the maturity of online video technologies. No longer ostracized to the kid’s table, online video (and, by consequence, the cloud) has been embraced by a variety of established technology companies who have launched offerings to address the growing OTT space. Take Accenture Digital Video
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For the Success of Online Video, Let’s Strike While the Iron is Hot

In an earlier article, I proposed that although people were clearly consuming the 2016 Rio Olympics streaming from a variety of devices, it wasn’t “primetime” for online streaming; that there were still a host of challenges (quality, authentication, etc.) to overcome before we would ever see online take the place of broadcast. But combine popularity with
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