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Published Documents

These are documents that have been ratified by the Streaming Video Alliance members. Roll over a cover to see a brief description of the paper and then click on the link icon to visit the paper’s dedicated webpage with additional details as well as a button to download the most recent version. Note: all documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF.

  • All
  • Advertising
  • Edge Storage
  • Geo
  • Live Streaming
  • Measurement/QoE
  • Metadata
  • Networking and Transport
  • Open Caching
  • Privacy and Protection
  • VR/360-Degree Video
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  • All
  • Advertising
  • Edge Storage
  • Geo
  • Live Streaming
  • Measurement/QoE
  • Metadata
  • Networking and Transport
  • Open Caching
  • Privacy and Protection
  • VR/360-Degree Video
The Viability of Multicast ABR in Future Streaming Architectures

This paper explores the technology behind Multicast ABR and its potential to improve how video content is streamed over IP, meeting the network operator’s needs …

The State of VR/360-Degree Video

VR/360-degree video is an exciting evolution of traditional video content and both entertainment companies and traditional businesses are exploring its uses. While consumer adoption of …

Optimizing Video Delivery With The Open Caching Network

Delivering a great video experience requires content to be served as close to the end-user as possible. In this whitepaper, we illustrate how network operators …

Open Caching Logging Integration Functional Specification

This document describes the process of provisioning a Logging Integration between a CDN and an ISP in an Open Caching solution. That is the process …

Open Caching Content Management Operations Specification

This document describes the functional specification of the Open Caching Content Management interface and the functionality requirements from the SP Open Caching system. This document …

Open Cache Solution Functional Requirements Document

Problem statement and functional requirements of an open caching solution deployed by service providers to be used by content providers and content delivery networks.

Open Cache Request Routing Service Provisioning Interface Specification

This includes the functional specification of open-caching service provisioning interfaces enabling a CDN and an SP to exchange information to enable the delegation of CDN …

Open Cache Request Routing Functional Specification

High-level functional specification of open caching request routing and the required interfaces to enable request routing to be performed from an upstream CDN to an …

Open Cache Logging Requirements Specification

This includes the Open Caching System (OCS) technical specifications for logging data to help track data acquisition and the delivery of it to the end …

Mobile Video: Exposed

This consumer research study, based on 1000 respondents, was fielded in late 2016 and explored attitudes and behaviors around watching video on mobile phones.

Key Network Delivery Metrics

This document describes key network delivery metrics for streaming Internet video. The Streaming Video Alliance Quality of Experience (QoE) working group (WG) developed these metrics …

Geo-Data for IPv6

There are many different approaches to associating attributes to an IP address and many different attributes that can apply. There are also several different approaches …

Forensic Watermarking Implementation Considerations for Streaming Media

The piracy of online video content is a significant issue for content owners and distributors. This document explains the technology of watermarking and how it …

Improved Quality of Service (QoS) For Advertisement Delivery Across OTT: Best Practices

Advertisement insertion into OTT streams is a critical part of the overall user experience. Breakdowns in services or delivery can have a detrimental impact on …

Documents in Progress

These are documents currently being developed by one of the Streaming Video Alliance working groups. Roll over a cover to see a brief description of the paper and then click on the link icon to visit the paper’s dedicated webpage with additional details as well as a button to access the latest draft. Note: the title, description, and other paper details may change prior to publication. Accessing the drafts are limited to Streaming Video Alliance member companies and you will be required to login to access these resources. Learn more about joining the Alliance.

(DRAFT) Open Caching Capacity Interface

This document defines the specification for an API to retrieve capacity metrics from an Open Caching Node.

(DRAFT) Open Caching Relayed Token Authentication

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 …

(DRAFT) Open Caching Performance Measurement Specification

This document outlines measurement metrics for open-caching. The focus of this document is to outline key performance indicators related to quality of service metrics at …

(DRAFT) Open Cache Request Routing Functional Specification (Version 2.0)

This document describes the high-level functional specification of open caching request routing and the required interfaces to enable request routing to be performed from an …

(DRAFT) Securing Live Streams

The ability to prevent piracy, take down illegal content, and act against illegal sources are key objectives of content protection. Meeting these objectives requires the …

(DRAFT) Best Practices for Reducing Live Streaming Latency

Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming is accelerating towards a tipping point where broadcasters are simulcasting their content to both OTT and traditional broadcast customers. This has …

(DRAFT) Best Practices for End-to-End Workflow Monitoring

As the video streaming industry continues to mature, QoE expectations continue to rise in importance both as a value proposition to the consumer as well …

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