Alliance Launches New Diversity Website; Hosts Caching Best Practices Webinar
FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#streaming–The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, is hosting a virtual Europe STREAMup tomorrow, November 23, 2021, from 4:30pm to 6:00pm GMT. The event is specifically scheduled to accommodate the streaming community in Europe, however it is open to all who would like to participate. The meetup is free of charge, thanks to member company sponsor ServiceNow.
“We’ve seen strong attendance at our 2021 STREAMup events and look forward to exploring the different aspects of streaming video protocols in our final STREAMup of the year,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Alliance. “Having the right protocols in place makes a huge difference in latency and thus, the quality of experience for viewers. We have a great line-up of experts for tomorrow’s event, and we look forward to hearing their insights on the benefits of different industry protocols.”
The Europe STREAMup will feature:
- Mickaël Raulet of ATEME presenting “CMAF Everywhere for Live Video: From Ingest to the Last Mile”
- Pieter-Jan Speelmans of THEO presenting “Distribution Through HESP”
- Jan Ozer of Streaming Learning Center presenting “Overview of Cloud-based Per-title Encoding Capabilities”
To learn more and register for the event: https://www.streamingvideoalliance.org/meetup/europe-2021/
Alliance Launches New Diversity Site
As part of the Alliance’s Diversity Initiative, it recently launched a new diversity site. The Streaming Video Alliance is strongly in support of increasing the opportunities for historically underrepresented groups within the streaming industry. “Bringing more voices and perspectives to the Alliance is of utmost importance,” said Thibeault. “We believe it is our responsibility to elevate voices of underrepresented groups in the streaming video industry and contribute to the creation of an ecosystem that welcomes and celebrates diversity.”
Fifty percent of the Alliance’s 2021 Grant Members represented leadership with diverse backgrounds, and the Alliance is committed to achieving the same with the 2022 Grant Program. Also this year, the first woman joined the Alliance’s Board of Directors, Alicia Pritchett, Strategic Account Executive, Media & Entertainment of Fastly.
To learn more and read the Alliance’s diversity statement: https://diversity.streamingvideoalliance.org/
Alliance to Host Webinar “Caching Best Practices: From Origin to Home Storage”
The Alliance will wrap up its 2021 webinar series next month. Focused on open caching, the webinar will feature speakers Damien Lucas of ATEME, Dan Newman of Viasat, Josh Pressnell of Penthera, and Rob Roskin of Lumen. The event takes place December 14, 2021 at 10am PT.
More information on the webinar can be found here: https://www.streamingvideoalliance.org/event/webinar-caching-best-practices-from-origin-to-home-storage/
Members of the Alliance include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: Adobe, AERQ, AfrolandTV, Agile Content, allt, Amazon, ATEME, Brightcove, Broadpeak, Buurst, CBC, Charter Communications, Cisco Systems, Citrix, Comcast, CommScope, Compira Labs, ContentArmor, Conviva, Datazoom, Deutsche Telekom, DidjaTV, Disney Streaming, Dolby, Eluvio, Equus Compute Solutions, Ericsson, EXFO, Fastly, Friend MTS, Globo, Harmonic, Hughes Satellite Systems, INKA Entworks, Intel, InterDigital, Intelsat, Interra Systems, Irdeto, KIOXIA, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, Lumen Technologies, Mainstreaming, Nagra, NCTA, Neustar, Nice People at Work, NS1, NTT, Optus, Orange, Panasonic Avionics, Penthera, Plex, Qwilt, ServiceNow, Siden, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Sky, SSIMWAVE, ST Engineering iDirect, Stackpath, Starz, Streaming Global, StriveCast, Synamedia, Telefonica, Telestream, Thales, THEO, TNO, Touchstream, Unified Streaming, Varnish Software, Vecima Networks, Verimatrix, Verizon, ViacomCBS, Viasat Inc., WebKontrol, and Western Digital Corp.
The Alliance also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies which include Globecast, Hulu, NBCSports, Paramount, Peacock, PlutoTV, Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon Media, Viaccess-Orca, and Virgin Media.
For more information on the Alliance, the Working Groups, or to inquire about becoming a member, visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.
About the Streaming Video Alliance
The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. For more information, please visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.