DASH Industry Forum gaining momentum

DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF), the major advocacy body catalysing the adoption of DASH as the new standard OTT adaptive bit rate delivery of media to any device, announced today that their membership has grown to 74 member companies, now including Google, from the original six founding charter members in 2012.

“The adoption of DASH has accelerated even higher this year with both significant increase in membership, and deployment of the standard globally,” said Iraj Sodagar, Chairman of DASH-IF. “For instance, the use of DASH by YouTube, the world’s largest Internet streaming media source, underscores some of the advantages the DASH standard holds compared to legacy proprietary solutions.”

DASH-IF recently released its “DASH-IF Interoperability Points V3.0” Implementation Guidelines for community review. These guidelines include interoperability points for on-demand, live and time-shift streaming using AVC/H.264 and HEVC/H.265 codecs. The guidelines support default HE-AAC and optional multichannel audio codecs, SMPTE TT and CEA-608/708 closed caption formats, as well as common encryption (CENC) to support various DRM systems.

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