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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Adobe Joins Alliance for Open Media to Develop Next Generation Video Platform

Adobe Conversations – June 15, 2016

As a member of the alliance, Adobe will collaborate with industry leaders to create a leading edge and royalty-free video codec. Bottom line: this means faster and higher resolution video is on its way at a lower cost to the consumer.

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A Progress Report: The Alliance for Open Media and the AV1 Codec

Streaming Media – April 12, 2016

The cross-industry open source Alliance welcomed new members and is making strides with AV1. Meanwhile, HEVC’s future seems more uncertain than ever.

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AMD, ARM, Nvidia join Alliance for Open Media

Telecompaper – April 7, 2016

With a view to encouraging the development of a next-generation video format, the Alliance also announced the public availability of its AOMedia Video source code as an open source project.

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Alliance for Open Media Targets Open Source Video Codec

Converge Network Digest – April 6, 2016

The Alliance for Open Media, which was launched last year with the goal of developing an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web, has just added AMD, ARM and NVIDIA to its ranks.

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Alliance for Open Media launches open-source video project for 4K, other codecs

FierceOnlineVideo – April 6, 2016

With online media optimization becoming a priority in the face of growing demand for higher-quality video to match the promise of those snazzy new 4K TVs many consumers have purchased, AOMedia’s Video Project is landing at the right time.

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AMD, ARM, Nvidia Join Alliance For Open Media

Tom’s Hardware‎ – April 5, 2016

The fact that now all the major chip vendors, including ARM, AMD, Intel and NVidia, have embraced it ahead of its release means that all the new chips will support it from day one.

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, Apple enters the Alliance for Open Media to develop the new codec A1

HDBlog – January 5, 2016

Apple è ora parte di Alliance for Open Media, un’organizzazione nata con l’obiettivo di collaborare su formati digitali aperti e royalty-free “di nuova generazione”.

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Can Next-Generation Compression Save Streaming Video From Looming Data Caps?

Fast Company – December 10, 2015

“When you don’t know what you’re going to pay, because there’s a bunch of uncertainty in the market, you’re going to delay actually putting that in hardware,” says Gabe Frost, executive director for the Alliance for Open Media.

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Tech Giants Working Together to Create Next-gen Video Format

The Argus – September 23, 2015

The very existence of the Alliance is testament to the necessity of not only a royalty-free video format, but a reform of the patent industry when it comes to electronics.

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How Mobile Video Will Get Even More Awesome

MediaPost – September 8, 2015

In keeping with the best traditions of Internet development, the companies will be pooling their resources to develop a new series of media codecs (compressor/decompressor algorithms, a la HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), which will create an open standard for media, most especially video, on the Web.

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New Alliance creates powerful front in the video codec war

Rethink Wireless – September 3, 2015

The video codec war is escalating, with the giants behind three royalty-free designs ganging up against the HEVC platform. The Alliance for Open Media is pursuing an open standard which will not carry patent fees and will draw on separate developments backed by Cisco, Google and Mozilla.

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Netflix, Google, Microsoft and others join forces for royalty-free video

Albany Business Review – September 3, 2015

The collaboration made up of seven tech companies, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Mozilla, is making its first project royalty-free video. The ultimate goal is to create a common denominator for video formatting and commonly owned video.

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Microsoft, Google, etc, join forces to create Alliance for Open Media

TWCN Tech News – September 3, 2015

As the web grows and becomes more media intensive, viewers will eventually require to have high-quality audio, and videos streamed to their collective devices. At the moment, many formats are not good enough for streaming, so Alliance for Open Media will hopefully put this to rest.

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Microsoft, Cisco, Google And Others Form Alliance To Create A New Open

TV Newsroom – September 3, 2015

Development of new codecs is an often frustratingly slow process due to issues with patent and licensing. The Alliance says it will offer more companies the opportunity to join forces with it later this year.

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Google, Netflix, Amazon eye open source video

RCR Wireless – September 3, 2015

The way people consume video content is rapidly changing, as the cord-cutting movement gains momentum, cable subscriptions are declining while streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and others with massive libraries available on demand become the norm.

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The Alliance for Open Media – Internet’s Top Companies Unite to Create Open-Source Media Formats

Youth Independent – September 2, 2015

Development of new codecs is an often frustratingly slow process due to issues with patent and licensing. To combat this and stride towards a more united and open internet, the top tech companies around the net have banded together to create ‘The Alliance for Open Media’.

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Tech Giants Team Up on Royalty-Free Web Video Codec

Studio Daily – September 2, 2015

Some of the biggest technology companies in the world are collaborating on a new series of media codecs and formats that they hope will constitute an “open standard” for video content on the web.

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Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality online video

CNET – September 2, 2015

Some of the tech industry’s largest companies — Cisco, Microsoft, Google, Intel, Mozilla, Amazon and Netflix — have banded together to boost the quality of online video.

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Tech companies unite to create royalty-free video codec

Silicon Republic – September 2, 2015

To better protect creators of future online videos, some of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies have banded together to create a royalty-free video format called the Alliance for Open Media (AOM).

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Tech companies form alliance for open-source video format

Mashable – September 2, 2015

The worlds largest tech companies, including Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix, are forming the Alliance For Open Media to create an open-source, royalty-free video format…

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Developing A New Video Format

Wall Street Observer – September 2, 2015

Alliance for Open media is essentially trying to make an end to MPEG LA, a group that continues to license big video formats like H.264.

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Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants team up to create next-gen video codec

The Verge – September 2, 2015

In a rare moment of cooperation, seven of the technology industry’s most prominent software makers have banded together to create a next-generation standard for encoding and decoding video streams.

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Good-bye Flash, hello VP9

ZDNet – September 2, 2015

The newly formed Alliance for Open Media hasn’t officially announced that they see VP9 as the next-generation media format, but sources indicate that will be the case.

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Amazon, Netflix, Google & Others Form Alliance for Open Media

World Screen – September 2, 2015

Seven leading internet companies, among them Amazon, Netflix, Google and Microsoft, have come together to create the Alliance for Open Media, an open-source project that is aiming to develop next-generation media formats.

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Amazon, Google, Netflix and Others Team Up for Royalty-Free Video

Wall Street Journal – September 2, 2015

Seven big tech companies – including Amazon.com Inc., Google Inc. and Netflix Inc. – announced Tuesday they are teaming up to develop new media formats, starting with royalty-free video.

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Amazon, Google, And Microsoft Form Alliance For Open Media, Push Royalty-Free Video Codecs

Hot Hardware – September 2, 2015

As consumers, the sheer number of different codecs available for a given media type can be downright frustrating. There’s a reason a multitude of devices exist that help transcode streams to be playable on another device – there’s been a lack of a standard…

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Web giants gang up to take on MPEG LA, HEVC Advance with royalty-free streaming codec

The Register – September 1, 2015

Some of the largest companies in online media have banded together to battle back against excessive patent licensing fees for streaming video.

Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix have all joined the Alliance for Open Media, a new consortium aimed at developing a new, open source, royalty-free video codec to compete with High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), the up and coming successor to H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC).

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Tech’s Biggest Names Unite to Create a New Video Format

Wired – September 1, 2015

The list, with a few notable exceptions, is a roster of some of the biggest names in tech: Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix are teaming up to revamp the way video works over the Internet

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New Alliance Aims at Royalty-Free Video Codec

Light Reading – September 1, 2015

There’s a new video codec alliance in town.

Seven companies – including Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), Mozilla and Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) – have formed the new Alliance for Open Media to develop “next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies in the public interest.” The group’s first project is to create an advanced, royalty-free video codec that is open, scalable and optimized for the web.

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Netflix, Amazon, More Prepping Open, High-Quality Video Format

PC Magazine – September 1, 2015

Video codecs are not the most interesting topic for most, but without them, good luck binging on Netflix or watching VMA clips in your browser.
Development of new codecs, however, is often slowed by patent and licensing issues. So some of the top tech companies are teaming up to develop an open-source, royalty-free video format.

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Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Intel and others form ‘Alliance for Open Media’

BetaNews – September 1, 2015

Both open and closed projects have their place; there are arguments for each as to which is better. For standards, however, open is preferable. By preventing licencing fees and legal patent battles, the technology can continuously evolve without interruption.

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Microsoft, Google, Amazon, others, aim for royalty-free video codecs

Ars Technica – September 1, 2015

Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, Cisco, Intel, Netflix, and Amazon today launched a new consortium, the Alliance for Open Media. The group plans to develop next-generation media formats—including audio and still images, but with video as the top priority—and deliver them as royalty-free open source, suitable for both commercial and noncommercial content.

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Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Netflix working together on next-gen, open source media codecs

Liliputing – September 1, 2015

A group of major tech companies that are often seen as competitors have announced that they’re all working together on at least one project: an effort to create open source, royalty-free media formats and codecs.

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