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Streaming Video Technology Alliance Introduces New Industry Conference, SEGMENTS:2023

One-day Public Conference Explores Key Technical Challenges and Best Practices Across the Streaming Video Workflow

SVTA 2023 Fellow Program Honorees to be Recognized at Today’s Event


FREMONT, Calif. — May 16, 2023 — The Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, is holding its first SEGMENTS conference today in New Orleans. This one-day public conference provides a walk-through of the streaming video workflow, starting with content ingestion/preparation and concluding with analytics. During the SEGMENTS:2023 program, the SVTA will honor its second cohort of experts as Industry and Technical Fellows.

“Ahead of this year’s Q2 SVTA Member Meeting in New Orleans, we are launching the new SEGMENTS conference series, which will focus specifically on challenges associated with operating a streaming service,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. “SEGMENTS is an extension of our mission, and this SVTA-sponsored event will serve as another channel to advance the streaming video industry as well as provide attendees with an understanding of best practices for delivering viewer experience at scale and tools for solving technical challenges.”

At SEGMENTS:2023, those in attendance will learn about current SVTA working group projects via 10-minute “lightning talks,” which will offer a unique opportunity for them to hone their industry knowledge. In addition, the event offers built-in networking sessions, providing attendees a chance to connect with other individuals who are driving innovations across the streaming video landscape. Speakers will be representing over 25 different companies and include both large international organizations like Comcast, Sky, and Verizon as well as startups from the SVTA Grant Program such as Infuse Video and Netskrt. Talks will cover a range of topics including:

  • Engineering for energy efficiency
  • Low latency HLS workflows
  • Cost-efficient encoding
  • Video codecs
  • Dynamic video at scale
  • Achieving reliability and predictability with live streaming
  • DRM-protected content and device fragmentation
  • End-to-end workflow monitoring

For more information and to register for the event visit:

SVTA Welcomes 2023 Honorees to the Fellow Program

The SVTA Fellow Program is a lifetime recognition of streaming video leaders who have made significant contributions to the streaming industry and SVTA efforts. Starting this year, Fellows will be honored on stage at the SEGMENTS conference.

2023 Industry Fellows include:

  • Ali Begen of Comcast
  • Anthony Rose of SeedLegals (formerly BBC)
  • Jean-Baptiste Kempf of VideoLAN

2023 Technical Fellow is:

  • Christopher Kulbakas of CBC

More information about this year’s recipients can be found here:

Upcoming Member Meeting: May 17-18, 2023

The SVTA’s Q2 meeting will be held In New Orleans the two days following SEGMENTS, May 17-18. For more information:

Members of the SVTA include companies from across the streaming video ecosystem such as network operators, technology providers, service providers, and content owners. Current members are: Adobe, AERQ, Agile Content, allt, Amazon, America’s Boating Channel, ARK Multicasting, ATEME, Bitmovin, Blockcast, Brightcove, Broadpeak, Cadami, CBCCDN77, Charter Communications, Cisco Systems, Comcast, CommScope, Compira Labs, Conviva, Datazoom, Deutsche Telekom, DidjaTV, Disney Streaming, Dolby, Edgio, Eluvio, Ericsson, Fastly, Friend MTS, Globo, Google, Harmonic, Hughes Satellite Systems, IdeaNova Technologies, Infuse Video, INKA Entworks, Intelsat, InterDigital, Interra Systems, Irdeto, ITV, Liberty Global, Lumen Technologies, Mainstreaming, Microsoft, Mux, Nagra, NCTA, Netskrt, Nice People at Work, NTT East, Optus, Orange, Panasonic Avionics, Paramount, picoNETS, Qualabs, Qwilt, Siden, SiriusXM Radio, Sky, SSIMWAVE, ST Engineering iDirect, Stackpath, Streaming Global, Synamedia,, Telefonica, Telestream, Thales, The Football Association Premier League, THEO, Touchstream, Unified Streaming, Varnish Software, Vecima Networks, Velocix, Verizon, Viasat Inc., Vionlabs, WarnerMedia, Western Digital Corp., and Wowza.

The SVTA  also sees participation from other brands owned by, or associated with, member companies which include Globecast, Hulu, NBCSports, Peacock, PlutoTV, Prime Video, Twitch, Verizon Media, Viaccess-Orca, and Virgin Media.

For more information on SVTA, the Working Groups, or to inquire about becoming a member, visit

About the Streaming Video Technology Alliance

The Streaming Video Technology 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 SVTA is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 100 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


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