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Streaming Video Technology Alliance Announces New Board Members

FREMONT, Calif.—The Streaming Video Technology Alliance (SVTA) has announced the results of the annual board elections and the release of two documents, the Home Storage Functional Specification and the QUIC Tech Brief.

SVTA also welcomed new members Bitmovin and Lilac Cloud.

“Now in our eighth year as an industry association, it is exciting to look back on the progress we have made over the years and the outstanding contributions of technical group members to the milestones reached by the board,” said Jason Thibeault, General Manager. to the Streaming Video Technology Alliance. “I look forward to working with our newly elected Board of Directors and collectively with our members to continue advancing SVTA’s mission to improve the scalability, resilience and quality of streaming video.”

Following the election, Glenn Goldstein of Lumen assumed the role of President of the SVTA; Alicia Pritchett of Fastly was re-elected to the board of directors and will become vice president of SVTA, and Glenn Deen of Comcast and NBCUniversal was reappointed treasurer and secretary. Additionally, Adobe’s Chris Hock was re-elected to the board.

New technical documents include:

Functional specification of home storage. Produced by the Edge Storage Working Group, the Home Storage Functional Specification discusses use cases and functional requirements for the Home Storage Open Caching Architecture. The Home Storage Open Caching Node (HS-OCN) is a new component of the Open Caching System and focuses on home use cases for improving content delivery. This document describes the architectural guidelines and functional specifications of an HS-OCN. More information and the full document are available here (opens in a new tab).

QUIC data sheet. Over the years, the SVTA has published a series of Technical Notes. These documents are an in-depth review of emerging or interesting technologies and their potential applicability to streaming. Past technical briefs include CMAF and Multicast ABR. The QUIC Technical Note is the latest document in the SVTA Technical Note series. This review of the QUIC protocol was produced by the Networking and Transport Working Group and looks at some of the differences and improvements between TCP and QUIC. It also explores the deployment model and summarizes some of the pros and cons that streaming providers should consider before adopting QUIC as their video streaming protocol. More information and the full document are available here (opens in a new tab).

The group also reported that during IBC 2022, the SVTA and industry associations Greening of Streaming, Women in Streaming Media and CDN Alliance will host a happy hour on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. BST.