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Streaming Video Technology Alliance Convenes in New Orleans for Q2 Member Meeting

SVTA Welcomes New Members CDN77, ITV, Microsoft, and Mux

SVTA Web Properties Now Running on Qwilt’s CDN

 

FREMONT, Calif. — May 17, 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, convenes today in New Orleans at the Hilton St. Charles for its Q2 Member Meeting. The members-only event spans two days—May 17 and 18—and features Working Group sessions, industry presentations, and networking events. At today’s meeting, the SVTA is pleased to formally welcome new members CDN77, ITV, Microsoft, and Mux.

“Q2 has been a quarter of exciting developments at SVTA, including the launch of SVTA University and the first SEGMENTS conference, held yesterday, where we announced the 2023 Fellow Program honorees,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. “This is our first time holding an SVTA member meeting in beautiful New Orleans, and we’re looking forward to a productive two days of industry discussions, debates, and networking. On the Working Group front, we have a number of openings for Working Group chairs, which creates new opportunities for our members to participate and make a positive impact on the industry.”

The full event agenda, including Working Group sessions and discussion topics, can be found here: https://www.svta.org//meeting/q2-2023-new-orleans-la-may-17-and-18/.

SVTA Web Properties Now Running on Qwilt’s CDN

The SVTA recently moved all of its web properties to Qwilt’s CDN. Qwilt’s Open Caching-based solution enables edge cloud services to be deeply embedded in service provider networks, and by tapping directly into the service provider network edge, content publishers can get closer to their users than ever before.

Thibeault stated, “We’re proud to report that all of the SVTA sites are running faster now, thanks to Qwilt’s CDN, which is built on Open Caching. We felt it was a good signal to the industry to utilize a service provider built on SVTA specifications.”

Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, shared: “Moving the SVTA’s web properties to Qwilt’s CDN is another endorsement of our groundbreaking technology and how it enables a more robust and capable infrastructure throughout the content delivery ecosystem. Moreover, it’s further evidence of our long-standing commitment to collaborating with the SVTA and its specifications as we work together to commercialize Open Caching to enhance digital experiences for all.”

SVTA Streaming Video Wiki Now Available in Multiple Languages, ChatGPT Integration to be Released Next Quarter

Launched earlier this year, the Streaming Video Wiki will become a well-established industry resource and the online equivalent of an encyclopedia for the streaming industry. While dedicated wikis exist for many major topics and industries, the streaming video industry lacked a similar resource. The Wiki is now available in multiple languages. Users can click on one of the language links at the top of each page to translate the page in real time. The SVTA is also working on the integration of a ChatGPT engine, based on a large language model (LLM) generated specifically from the Wiki content, to provide a more natural way for visitors to interact with the Wiki. The Wiki can be accessed here: https://wiki.svta.org//.

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, swXtch.io, 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 www.svta.org/.

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 www.svta.org/.

 

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