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Bitmovin joins Alliance for Open Media

September 9, 2022

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced that Bitmovin, a provider of video streaming infrastructure, has joined the organisation at the Promoter-level. Bitmovin will collaborate with Alliance members to promote the development of open web media experiences and accelerate the delivery of royalty-free, open web media standards.

“We joined the Alliance for Open Media because it shares our vision of taking video streaming viewing experiences to the next level with AV1.” said Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder of Bitmovin.” We look forward to working alongside Alliance members to open up new possibilities for using AV1 royalty-free, cross-platform, online video across a wide range of applications.”

The AV1 open-source codec enables more screens to display vivid images, deeper colors, brighter highlights, darker shadows and other enhanced UHD imaging features that consumers and businesses have come to expect – all while using less data.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Bitmovin to the Alliance for Open Media, reflecting our joint commitment to leverage AV1 to improve streaming media in new and cutting-edge ways,” said AOMedia Executive Director John Simmons. “We look forward to collaborating with Bitmovin in our goal to drive the next generation of open media standards that power tomorrow’s online video, tools, streaming media services, and devices.”

AV1 delivers a next-generation video format that is interoperable, open, optimised for internet delivery and scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth.

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