In the News 2019-06-12T09:41:56-05:00

Latest News on AOMedia and AV1

News on the subject of AOMedia and the creation and adoption of its revolutionary new AV1 video codec is fast and furious. Below is an up-to-date resource of AOMedia and AV1 in the news.

Silicon IP provider Allegro DVT acquires Amphion for video codecs

FierceElectronics – October 21, 2019

Allegro DVT, a provider of video codec compliance test suites and semiconductor video IPs, has acquired Amphion Semiconductor, the Belfast-based developer of video codec semiconductor IP solutions. The resulting company will operate under the Allegro DVT brand from its existing offices in Grenoble, France, and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Amlogic S805X2, S905X4, and S908X AV1 Full HD/4K/8K Media Processors to Launch in 2020

CNX Software (blog) – October 20, 2019

AOMedia AV1 open, royalty-free video codec has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2016, and we’ve recently seen AV1 hardware video decoding integrated into higher-end STB SoCs such as Broadcom BCM7218X or Realtek RTD1311/RTD1319 processors.

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CNX.Software, AV1 codec is also coming to lower-cost media processors as shown by Amlogic 2020 roadmap

CNX Software – October 20, 2019

AOMedia AV1 open, royalty-free video codec has come a long way since it was first introduced in 2016, and we’ve recently seen AV1 hardware video decoding integrated into higher-end STB SoCs such as Broadcom BCM7218X or Realtek RTD1311/RTD1319 processors.

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Deep-learning based precoding techniques for next-generation video compression

IBC365 – October 17, 2019

Several research groups worldwide are currently investigating how deep learning may advance the state-of-the-art in image and video coding. An open question is how to make deep neural networks work in conjunction with existing (and upcoming) video codecs, such as MPEG AVC/H.264, HEVC, VVC, Google VP9 and AOMedia AV1, as well as existing container and transport formats.

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Silicon IP Provider Allegro DVT Acquires Amphion Semiconductor to Create a New Leader in the Video Codec IP Space

Yahoo Finance – October 15, 2019

GRENOBLE, France and BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Allegro DVT, the leading provider of video codec compliance test suites and semiconductor video IPs, today announced the acquisition of Amphion Semiconductor, the Belfast-based developer of video codec semiconductor IP solutions. The resulting company will operate under the Allegro DVT brand from its existing offices in Grenoble, France and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Tencent joins AV1 codec group Alliance for Open Media

IBC – October 3, 2019

Tencent has joined the Alliance for Open Media, the organisation responsible for AV1, the royalty-free, open-source codec for delivering video over the web.

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Tencent joins AV1 codec group Alliance for Open Media

IBC – October 3, 2019

Tencent has joined the Alliance for Open Media, the organisation responsible for AV1, the royalty-free, open-source codec for delivering video over the web.

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Tencent joins Alliance for Open Media board

Telecom Paper – October 1, 2019

Tencent has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) for open video codec at board-level. As an AOMedia member, Tencent joins fellow board-level members Amazon, ARM, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, and Samsung Electronics.

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Tencent Joins the Alliance for Open Media at the Board Level

Yahoo! Finance – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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Tencent Joins the Alliance for Open Media at the Board Level

MarketWatch – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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Tencent Joins the Alliance for Open Media at the Board Level

Auto and Tech – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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Tencent Joins the Alliance for Open Media at the Board Level

Cloud Computing Journal – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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Tencent Joins the Alliance for Open Media at the Board Level

Sys-Con Media – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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Tencent Joins the Alliance for Open Media at the Board Level

Web Security Journal – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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Digital Journal – October 1, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Tencent, a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, has joined at the Board level, the first tier of the organization.

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VoiceInteraction To Highlight Speech Processing Tech At NAB Show New York

TVTechnology – September 30, 2019

NEW YORK—VoiceInteraction will be on the NAB Show New York exhibit floor to highlight how its speech processing technology is being deployed in a pair of products: a Media Monitoring System and the Audimus.Media closed captioning platform.

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Broadcom BCM7218X STB SoC Comes with AV1 Hardware Decoding, WiFi 6

September 25, 2019

CNX Software first covered AV1 open-source, royalty-free video codec aiming to compete against H.265 and succeed VP9 in 2016. I also tried the reference implementation and both encoding and decoding were really slow at that time and an AMD FX8350 powered computer would only achieve 0.36 fps encoding on a 352 x 288 video, while decoding was much faster at over 1,000 fps.

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LG’s 88-Inch Z9 8K OLED TV Is Jaw-Dropping

Tom’s Guide – September 21, 2019

LG’s new premium 8K TV sounds almost too good to be true. The LG Signature Z9 8K OLED TV is the most advanced model offered by the company, which recently invited a handful of reviewers to its Silicon Valley lab to spend a day testing and evaluating the massive TV.

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CommScope Announces Wi-Fi 6® Smart Media Device and IP Client Platforms

Yahoo Finance – September 15, 2019

Service providers can now rapidly develop and launch new services from the RDK Video Accelerator on CommScope next-generation CPE platforms

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IBC ’19: Facebook, Netflix, Google Talk AV1, HEVC, and Support

Steaming Media – September 14, 2019

The need to deliver greater quality at lower bitrates—more bang for the buck—has never been greater, but leading video streaming platforms find that’s where the simple decision-making stops.

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Adapt to multi-codec world or die, warns Bitmovin as AV1 escalates

Rethink Research – September 12, 2019

Observing the video ecosystem from the video developer perspective is often overlooked, overshadowed somewhat by those higher up, so it was refreshing to read a report from encoding expert Bitmovin – giving the devs a well-deserved voice.

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Help For Poor Video (Especially Live Streaming) Experience May Be On The Way

MediaPost Communications – September 10, 2019

For all of video’s dominance of our waking hours — and all the toil and creativity invested in creating and distributing video ads and content — the experience is still often less than optimal.

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IBC 2019: AWS to Showcase Flexible Cloud Workflows for Content Creation, Distribution

Media & Entertainment Services Alliance M&E Daily Newsletter – September 9, 2019

At IBC Show 2019, Hall 5.C80, Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, will exhibit a broad range of AWS technologies that streamline high-quality content creation and delivery and enable advanced machine learning workflows for captioning, personalization, and compliance.

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Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud

Light Reading – September 4, 2019

Two years after introducing the visual cloud concept, Intel is gearing up to show exactly what this emerging set of next-gen media processing, development and delivery capabilities can do for video-related content and services.

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Intel and Netflix team on open source SVT-AV1 codec

CSI – September 4, 2019

Intel and Netflix have announced SVT-AV1 as an alternative AV1 solution to the open-source community, enabling more rapid AV1 algorithm development.

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Google Releases Android 10 With “Vulkan Everywhere”, Privacy Improvements

Phoronix (blog) – September 3, 2019

Google has officially released Android 10 today, what formerly was known as “Android Q” during development. Android 10 is a big update with improved privacy controls, a proper dark theme, Opus audio support, AV1 video codec support, a native MIDI API, ART optimizations, foldable screen support, and a wide variety of other additions and improvements.

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Cisco Delivers Real-Time AV1 Video Codec

UCToday – July 12, 2019

Leading communication and collaboration company, Cisco recently announced the arrival of its new real-time high-quality AV1 encoder for video collaboration. The new solution reduces bandwidth when it comes to video conferencing, and enables the delivery of next-generation content, all while avoiding the patenting problems common with the deployment of H.265.

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Vimeo adds support for AV1 codec

Videonet – June 27, 2019

Vimeo has added support for the AV1 codec, which enables HD and UHD content be streamed to audiences at a reduced bitrate.

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Android Q release date, new features and everything you need to know

TechRadar – June 20, 2019

We got a lot of info about Android Q at Google IO 2019, and the keynote confirmed several rumors we’ve been hearing ahead of the operating system’s release date.

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Vimeo adds support for the royalty-free AV1 video codec

XDA Developers – June 14, 2019

When people watch a TV show or movie on one of the many streaming services out there, they rarely (if ever) think about the video codec that service uses.

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Vimeo announces support for AV1 Codec

TVB Europe – June 14, 2019

Vimeo has announced it now supports the AV1 codec, which it said will enable the site to better deliver videos at a reduced bitrate but the same high visual quality.

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Vimeo Announces Support for AV1 Codec, Starts With Staff Picks

StreamingMedia – June 13, 2019

Video sharing site Vimeo announced today that it now supports the AV1 codec, which it believes will let it deliver videos at a reduced bitrate but the same high visual quality. It’s starting small, encoding its Staff Picks selections in AV1 and streaming them to supporting platforms, which include Chrome and Firefox. The company didn’t announce when or if it will expand AV1 encoding to additional videos.

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Vimeo Announces Support for AV1 Codec, Starts With Staff Picks

StreamingMedia – June 13, 2019

Video sharing site Vimeo announced today that it now supports the AV1 codec, which it believes will let it deliver videos at a reduced bitrate but the same high visual quality. It’s starting small, encoding its Staff Picks selections in AV1 and streaming them to supporting platforms, which include Chrome and Firefox. The company didn’t announce when or if it will expand AV1 encoding to additional videos.

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Vimeo now supports AV1 video codec

FierceVideo – June 13, 2019

Video creator platform Video today joined the ranks of media and technology companies that support the royalty-free open-source AV1 video codec.

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Vimeo now supports AV1 video codec

Fierce Video – June 13, 2019

Video creator platform Video today joined the ranks of media and technology companies that support the royalty-free open-source AV1 video codec.

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