SVTA Projects Dashboard

SVTA Projects Dashboard

This is a dashboard representation of all the current Working Group and Committee projects. For completed projects, you should visit the more descriptive SVTA Projects page. Click on the project name to visit the project detail page.

Status Legend

Working: these projects are actively being worked on by the working group.
Scoping: these projects are still being defined. Their project page will be updated when additional information is available and the project has moved into “working” status.

Project NameBrief DescriptionGroup or Committee Status
Architectures for Multi-CDN Switching

Multi-CDN delivery has become commonplace in scalable streaming video architectures, but switching to a different CDN in real time to improve QoE is not easy. Many server-side and client-side solutions are available to streaming operators, but there is little consensus on the best way to accomplish it. This project studies several existing and proposed solutions to this problem to understand their merits and scenarios when each can be recommended.

Players and Playback (Group)Working
Cache Management Interface

This document outlines the motivation, key use cases, and architecture for a cache management interface to facilitate integration between content providers and content delivery networks (CDNs) on one hand and open caching providers on the other.

Edge Storage (Group)Working
Common Media Library

In our work across Hls.js, Dash.js and Shaka player, we have noticed common pieces of functionality that have been implemented independently, and sometimes copied and pasted, across the libraries. This is particularly true when looking at standards-based features, like ID3 parsing, 608 parsing and CMCD. Since the functionality is shared in spirit but not implementation, they can fall out of sync where certain bugs are fixed in one player but not the others. Having a common library would create a single place where these utilities can be maintained. It also creates a single place for standards groups to request and oversee feature implementation.

Players and Playback (Group)Scoping
Configuration Interface API Version 2

The project has focused on gathering and analyzing use cases and requirements from each of the types of participants in CDN and Open Caching Configuration Management. The effort has focused on extending the IETF CDNi metadata model to cover real-world use cases in the CDN and Open Caching ecosystem, as well as defining a simple API for basic configuration publishing and an advanced API that addresses the full life cycle of CDN configuration management (versioning, promotion across environments, configuration sharing, etc.).

Open Caching (Group)Working
Distributed Request Tracing

This project focuses on the integration of distributed request tracing into the streaming video workflow, from player to CDN edge to CDN middle tier to origin.

Measurement/QoE (Group)Write
eXtended Reality, Deep Dive into Emergent Technology and its Practical Value

The pace of XR innovation is relentless and CSP’s and Content Owners are feeling overwhelmed. They know that they must to something, but what. This document will attempt to clear up some of the confusion around XR technology and the “overloaded” terms that are gathered under the XR umbrella.

Immersive Video (Group)Write
Measuring Latency in ABR Streaming

This project will test the recommendations made in the document, Best Practices for Reducing Live Streaming Latency, and publish the measurements, offering improved recommendations to reduce live streaming latency based on analysis of the test data.

Live Streaming (Group)Working
Metadata and Advertising Decisioning

This is a multifaceted project that explores the state of contextual targeting data in the industry today, identifies gaps in technology and standards that is needed to improve metadata for better ad decisioning, and creates specifications and/or POC for solutions to fill those gaps.

Advertising and Metadata (Group)Scoping
Open Caching Capacity Interface

This document describes an interface called the Capacity Insights Interface which is meant to allow Content Providers, Service Providers, and CDNs to exchange information to facilitate an integrated and informed end-to-end traffic steering workflow with the goal of keeping performance KPIs at acceptable levels.

Open Caching (Group)Reviewing
Open Caching Logging Specification

This specification provides a framework for communication of CDN transactional logs between Open Caching participants to satisfy billing and operational requirements.

Open Caching (Group)Reviewing
Open Caching Testbed

This is an implementation of the Open Caching specifications in a test-bed for member companies to test and ensure their API request/response are compliant and operational with a compliant Open Caching implementation. New APIs are added as their specifications are ratified.

Open Caching (Group)Working
OTT Streaming Security Checklist

This will be an end-to-end security checklist that an OTT provider, vendor and programmer can reference as they seek to improve content protection.

Privacy and Protection (Group)Write
QUIC/HTTP3 Testing and Evaluation Environment PoC

This PoC will evaluate the testing approach best suited for evaluating QUIC as a streaming video delivery pipeline and will document the how, what, and why, of creating a reproducible evaluation framework for QUIC against current HTTP/2 TCP delivery pipelines.

Networking and Transport (Group)Working
Resolving User-Experience Issues for VR/XR Content by Customizing Congestion Control Logic to the VR/XR Service and to the Network

The main goal of this PoC is to resolve user-experience issues for VR/XR content by customizing congestion control logic to the VR/XR service and to the network.

Immersive Video (Group)Working
Scaling for Live Event Distribution

This project investigates various solutions to scaling live streaming events and considers their effectiveness.

Live Streaming (Group)Working