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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.

Alliance for Open Media aims to reduce network demand of video by 30%

Telecoms – March 28, 2018

The Alliance for Open Media has released the AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) specification which promises the delivery of 4K UHD or higher online video for lower data usage and no royalties.

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Alliance for Open Media Announces the AV1 Royalty-free Video Format

Tech Powerup – March 28, 2018

Consumers’ video expectations are being shaped by the brilliant images promised by 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video and beyond. However, the technical-based hurdles and data demands of higher quality video mean that the majority of users only have access to full HD or lower video technology.

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AOMedia Announces Public Release Of AV1 Video Format

Phoronix – March 28, 2018

Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, and others making up the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) have today announced the public release of the AV1 royalty-free video format!

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AV1 codec optimised for OTT 4K

Advanced Television – March 28, 2018

According to the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), an organisation formed to define and develop media technologies to address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web, the technical-based hurdles and data demands of higher quality video mean that the majority of users only have access to full HD or lower video technology.

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AV1 Is Finally Here, but Intellectual Property Questions Remain

Streaming Media – March 28, 2018

Today the Alliance for Open Media froze the AV1 bitstream and released an unoptimized software encoder and decoder; AV1 decode should arrive in several browsers and some content from member companies over the next few months, with hardware implementations in about a year.

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AV1 video codec specification released – Royalty Free Video & Better Compression

The Guru of 3D – March 28, 2018

The final specification of the upcoming AV1 video codec has been finalized and published, it was announced by the Alliance for Open Media with partners like Google, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft.

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Big tech companies jointly launch royalty-free 4K UHD video standard

San Francisco Chronicle – March 28, 2018

A coalition of technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Amazon, on Wednesday is releasing a new technology they say will give consumers a higher-quality video format for streaming 4K Ultra High Definition shows, movies and games.

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Introducing the Industry’s Next Video Codec: AV1

Cisco – March 28, 2018

Today’s announcement is a big one for the industry. Today, after three years of collaborative innovation amongst many technology companies, the next generation video codec has arrived. Welcome, AV1!

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Next-Generation And Royalty-Free AV1 Video Codec Is Released

Tom’s Hardware – March 28, 2018

The Alliance for Open Media (AOM) announced the first version of AV1, a next-generation open and royalty-free video codec, developed by major players in the technology and video streaming industries.

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Royalty-free AV1 codec hailed as a game-changer for streaming video

V-Net – March 28, 2018

The public release of the AV1 video codec specification, designed for delivering video over the Internet, is being hailed as a market-disrupting event that will not only make video compression more efficient but remove the need for royalty payments.

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Royalty-Free AV1 Codec Turned Loose

Multichannel – March 28, 2018

Backed by several major players, new codec claims to hold bandwidth efficiency edge over VP9, HEVC

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Streaming Group to Pit AV1 Against H.265

EE Times – March 28, 2018

PARIS — It’s been a while since internet giants including Google, Cisco, and Microsoft announced their “Alliance for Open Media” (AOMedia) to develop a web-friendly video codec.

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Tech giants are lined up behind the ‘royalty-free’ 4K codec AV1

Engadget – March 28, 2018

Usually, when a new video compression scheme arrives it takes so long before there’s a combination of compatible hardware and content that its arrival is anticlimactic. Google, Apple, Netflix, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon and a host of other companies have taken steps to make sure AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) moves a bit faster, and for several good reasons.

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The Alliance for Open Media Kickstarts Video Innovation Era with “AV1” Release

Design & Reuse – March 28, 2018

WAKEFIELD, Mass., USA – March 28, 2018 – Consumers’ video expectations are being shaped by the brilliant images promised by 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video and beyond.

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Big tech companies jointly launch royalty-free 4K UHD video standard

San Francisco Chronicle – March 27, 2018

A coalition of technology companies, including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Netflix and Amazon, on Wednesday is releasing a new technology they say will give consumers a higher-quality video format for streaming 4K Ultra High Definition shows, movies and games.

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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

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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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: 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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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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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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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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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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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