Apple Finally Joins Alliance For Royalty-Free AV1 Video CODEC That Could Ease Load On Data Plans

Paul Lilly, HotHardware – January 10, 2018

The Alliance for Open Media was formed a little over two years ago in an effort to push a royalty-free video technology called AV1.

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Apple joins Alliance for Open Media aimed at reducing size of online videos

iLounge – January 8, 2018

Apple has added its power to the Alliance for Open Media, a collection of tech’s biggest names working to shrink the size of online videos to provide a better streaming experience, CNET reports.

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Apple joins Alliance for Open Media

Telecompaper – January 8, 2018

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), set up to develop an open source video codec, Cnet reported.

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HEVC today. AV1 tomorrow?

Mark Donnigan, Beamr Blog – January 5, 2018

In case you missed it, Apple just snuck a little surprise into the first few days of 2018 in the form of their name appearing on the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) website as a Founding Member.

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Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media: What Does it Mean?

Jan Ozer, Streaming Media – January 5, 2018

On January 5 , roughly 27 months after the inception of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), Apple appeared on the organization’s website as a “founding member.

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Apple wants to shrink your online vids to make it easier on your data plan

Tory Foulk, iMore – January 4, 2018

Apple recently joined the Alliance For Open Media, seemingly showing the company’s support for video compression technology.

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Apple joins video compression group Alliance for Open Media

Ben Munson, FierceCable – January 4, 2018

Apple has joined the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix in the Alliance for Open Media, an industry group launched in 2015 and intent on pushing an open standard for video compression and web delivery.

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Apple joins group pushing for efficient mobile video

Rob LeFebvre, Engadget – January 4, 2018

The Alliance for Open Media is pushing a new compression codec to help save on your data costs.

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Apple joins group of tech companies working to improve online video compression

Nick Statt, The Verge – January 4, 2018

Apple has agreed to join the Open Media Alliance, a consortium of tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that is working on a new compression technology to make online video streaming and downloading use less data.

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Apple joins group backing AV1 video compression even as it supports HEVC

Jules Wang, Pocketnow – January 4, 2018

Apple is now noted as a founding member company of the Alliance for Open Media, the consortium that is backing the AV1 video compression format that’s currently being supported by sites such as YouTube.

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Apple joins consortium to help with more efficient video compression tech called AV1

Michael Potuck, 9to5Mac – January 4, 2018

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media, a technology consortium that is working on a new industry standard, high-efficiency video codec called AV1.

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Apple Joins Consortium to Develop Better Industry Standard Video Compression

Evan Selleck, iPhone Hacks – January 4, 2018

There was a little while there where unlimited data plans went the way of the Dodo bird, which left many wireless subscribers making sure to pinch their downloads on a monthly basis.

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Apple joins alliance to shrink your online videos

CNET – January 4, 2018

The iPhone maker becomes the last of tech’s biggest companies to endorse compression technology designed to go easy on your data plan.

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Apple joins alliance to shrink your online videos

Stephen Shankland, CNET News – January 4, 2018

The iPhone maker becomes the last of tech’s biggest companies to endorse compression technology designed to go easy on your data plan.

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Apple joins Alliance for Open Media, signaling support for AV1 video

Roger Fingas, AppleInsider – January 4, 2018

Perhaps looking to get around licensing issues with H.265/HEVC, Apple has silently become a founding member of the Alliance for Open Media, a group working on a new video compression format known as AV1.

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Apple Joins Alliance for Open Media to Pursue Better Video Compression

Juli Clover, MacRumors – January 4, 2018

Apple recently joined the Alliance for Open Media as a founding member, according to an updated member list first noticed by CNET.

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Apple joins Alliance for Open Media as a founding member

Dennis Sellers, Apple World Today – January 4, 2018

Apple has joined the Alliance for Open Media as a founding member, reports CNET.

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3 reasons Apple joined the Alliance for Open Media

Jeremy Horwitz, VentureBeat – January 4, 2018

As first reported by CNET, Apple unexpectedly popped up on the Alliance for Open Media website today as a Founding Member. It would appear Apple has suddenly become serious about the Alliance’s effort to create AV1, an open, royalty-free alternative to the HEVC/H.265 video codec that’s currently all but necessary in order to send 4K video over the internet.

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Firefox challenges Apple with 4K-friendly video tech

CNET – November 28, 2017

You can now try AV1 video compression in a browser. Video files are at least 25 percent smaller than Apple’s preferred format, Mozilla says.

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Facebook joins AOMedia to promote Royalty-Free AV1 Video

XDA Developers – November 28, 2017

As Google’s new open source AV1 video standard nears completion, the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced that Facebook will be joining them to promote the AV1 video compression format.

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DASH playback of AV1 video in Firefox

Mozilla Hacks – November 28, 2017

Bitmovin and Mozilla, both members of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), are partnering to bring AV1 playback with HTML5 to Firefox as the first browser to play AV1 MPEG-DASH/HLS streams. While the AV1 bitstream is still being finalized, the industry is gearing for fast adoption of the new codec, which promises to be 25-35% more efficient than VP9 and H.265/HEVC.

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Why Facebook Joined AOMedia

Market Realist – November 20, 2017

Facebook (FB) recently joined AOMedia (Alliance for Open Media) as a founding member. Other AOMedia members include Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google, and Microsoft (MSFT). AOMedia is working on developing a new video compression technology called AV1, which is expected to make uploading and streaming online videos easier and cheaper.

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Facebook joins effort to improve online video

CNET – November 14, 2017

Four of the five biggest companies in tech now are backing an effort to make video easier and cheaper online.

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Facebook Adds Heft to AV1 Video Codec Group

Multichannel – November 13, 2017

Adding another big name to those that are getting behind the emerging AV1 video codec, Facebook has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a founding member and has secured a spot on the organization’s board.

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Alliance for Open Media Welcomes Facebook to Its Board as Founding Member

Streaming Media – November 13, 2017

Facebook’s Board-Level Position Reflects the Organization’s Commitment to Pave the Way for Royalty-Free, High-Resolution, Internet Video Experiences

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NGCodec Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Member Release – July 12, 2017

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – July 12, 2017 – NGCodec® Inc., a startup company focused on FPGA-based video codec development, today announced it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a non-profit effort to develop a new open and royalty-free video codec. As a member of the Alliance, NGCodec will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia video codec.

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Hulu joins Netflix, Amazon to promote royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1

FierceCable – June 30, 2017

Hulu announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a nonprofit organization working to promote the AOMedia Video codec, AV1, the alliance’s first video compression standard.

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Hulu Joins The Alliance for Open Media

Member Blog – June 29, 2017

As a member of AOMedia, Hulu joins other streaming media industry leaders in pursuit of a common goal – to accelerate development and facilitate friction-free adoption of new media technologies that benefit the streaming media industry and our viewers.

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Argon Design joins Alliance for Open Media, AOM

Design & Reuse – June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 – Cambridge, UK – Argon Design Ltd, known for its award-winning family of advanced video verification solutions, Argon Streams, announced today that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media, AOM.

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Argon Design : Joins AOM

4-Traders – June 28, 2017

Argon Design Ltd, known for its award-winning family of advanced video verification solutions, Argon Streams, announced today that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media, AOM.

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VideoLAN Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Member Release – May 16, 2017

VideoLAN, a non-profit organization that develops and promotes open source multimedia solutions, has joined the Alliance for Open Media, a non-profit effort to develop a new open and royalty-free video codec; AV-1. VideoLAN will bring nearly 20 years of experience developing open source multimedia software to help build the next-generation video codec.

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Bitmovin Pushes AV1 Forward, Joins Alliance for Open Media

Streaming Media – April 18, 2017

Bitmovin announced that it’s adding AV1 to its VOD and live encoding service, and will demonstrate live AV1 encoding at NAB. It’s still too early to assess whether AV1’s performance claims are true, though.

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Bitmovin Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Member Release – April 18, 2017

Bitmovin, industry leading encoding, player and analytics provider and co-creator of the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard, today announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web

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Why Hardware Acceleration is the Future of Cloud-Based Video Streaming

Streaming Media – February 23, 2017

There is a well-documented explosion of online video traffic that’s been occurring for some time now. According to Cisco’s Virtual Networking Index reportlast June, online video could make up 82% of all online traffic by 2020, rising from 59 percent in 2014. Video is already far and away the largest source of network bandwidth consumption. And of course, bandwidth is costly, both for wired and wireless networks. This year Verizon is looking at capital expenditures of over $17 billion. When examined, this budget can be traced back to building out capacity for greater throughput.

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Hulu Joins The Alliance for Open Media

Member Blog – June 29, 2016

As a member of AOMedia, Hulu joins other streaming media industry leaders in pursuit of a common goal – to accelerate development and facilitate friction-free adoption of new media technologies that benefit the streaming media industry and our viewers.

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