AOMedia Presents and Demos AV1 at the NAB Streaming Summit in New York, Oct. 17-18, 2018

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Join AOMedia members Bitmovin, Google and Mozilla at the AV1 Happy Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the CMIIP Theater

New York, USA – Oct. 16, 2018 – The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that members will be leading presentations and demos focusing on the AOMedia Video Codec (AV1) from Oct. 17-18, 2018 during the NAB Show's Streaming Summit in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center. Steaming Media attendees are also invited to the AV1 Happy Hour on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the CMIIP Theater, sponsored by AOMedia, Bitmovin, Mozilla and Google.

Co-produced by streaming industry expert Dan Rayburn, the Streaming Summit at NAB will feature presentations, round-table discussions and fireside chats that will address trends and technologies that are having a direct impact on the continued development, proliferation and profitability of online video.

Track C: AV1, A Win for the Open Web: Demos by Google and Mozilla

When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Location: 3D10

What: Presenters from AOMedia members Google and Mozilla will share a look at AV1, the royalty-free video codec using Chrome and Firefox. AV1 offers a generational improvement in coding efficiency over any web codec and comes backed by nearly 40 companies, including some of the largest in the internet, tech, and video industries. This talk will cover why Google and Mozilla invest in web codecs, the benefits of AV1, where the codec stands going into 2019, and demos of AV1 already available in browsers today as well as on different platforms and for different use cases.


    • Jai Krishnan, Product Manager, Google
    • Nathan Egge, Video Codec Engineer, Mozilla
    • AV1 Happy Hour – Sponsored by AOMedia, Bitmovin, Mozilla, and Google

When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Where: Location CMIIP Theater

What: Attendees are invited to the AV1 Happy Hour. AOMedia members Bitmovin, Mozilla, and Google will deliver a quick general interest update on AV1 and refreshments will be served.

Track B: AV1: How the Codec of the Future is Being Used Today

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Where: Location: 3D09

What: The next-generation video codec AV1 was standardized in the Alliance for Open Media earlier this year, and it is coming to the web in a hurry. Content and encoding providers such as YouTube, Ateme, Harmonic, Netflix, and Bitmovin presented AV1 demos this fall, and both Chrome and Firefox have decode support in browser releases. Join panelists from Google, Mozilla, and Bitmovin to talk about why their companies have invested in AOM, the early gains shown by AV1, and what to expect in 2019 and beyond.


    • John Luther, SVP, Technology, JW Player

    • Nathan Egge, Video Codec Engineer, Mozilla
    • Steve Geiger, Director, Solutions, Bitmovin
    • Jai Krishnan, Product Manager, Google
    • Mike Coward, Director of Engineering, Facebook

Track C: AV1 Benchmarks, 6 Months Post-Launch

Launched in late March 2018 by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), AV1 marks a significant shift in the balance of power in online entertainment. While HEVC and VP9 offer the best compatibility across devices and platforms, the newest standard promises a much higher compression efficiency and thereby also a better user experience. How does this new codec compare to the incumbents in compression and speed? This presentation will showcase the latest performance benchmarks and key encoding techniques that make AV1 an interesting choice for the future of your video delivery.


    • Steve Geiger, Director of Solutions, Bitmovin

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About the Alliance for Open Media

Launched in 2015, the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) was formed to define and develop media technologies to address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. Board-level, Founding Members include Amazon, Apple, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, and Samsung Electronics. AOMedia's open-source, royalty-free, video codec AV1 is a significant milestone in the ability to deliver a next-generation video format that is interoperable, open, optimized for internet delivery and scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth. Visit or follow AOMedia on Twitter at [@a4omedia].