A new industry forum comprised of leading companies from the online video ecosystem, including Cisco and Comcast among fifteen others, held its first session in New York City last week.
The newly formed Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) made use of its inaugural session to confirm the Board of Directors, approve SVA goals for 2015 and commission SVA working groups.
“This meeting and the formation of the Streaming Video Alliance signifies the first step in an important shift towards creating open standards across the online video industry,” comments Joe Inzerillo, Vice President of MLBAM and host of the SVA meeting. “This alliance brings together some of the most prominent companies from across the ecosystem that are collaborating to scale the online video infrastructure, create higher quality of experience and redefine the way online video is streamed for consumers worldwide.”
The new alliance was established to build an open architecture, standards and best practices to support the future of streaming video. The full list of members include: Alcatel-Lucent, Charter Communications, Cisco, Comcast, EPIX, Fox Networks Group, Korea Telecom, Level 3 Communications, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, Qwilt, Telecom Italia, Telstra, Ustream, Wowza Media Systems and Yahoo!