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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.

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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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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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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Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

Cnet –

Tech’s biggest companies — including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Cisco and Netflix — have finished the first version of video compression technology called AV1, and now they’re ready to use it to speed up your streaming video.

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