AOMedia Forms Software Implementation Working Group

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced the formation of the AOMedia Software Implementation Working Group (SIWG), a member-driven initiative to aid the development of AOMedia AV1 products and services, the company said.

The SIWG will use the Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1) encoder developed by Intel in collaboration with AOMedia member Netflix. The goal is to create AV1 encoder implementations that deliver excellent video compression across applications in ways that remove computational complexity trade-offs for an ever-growing video delivery marketplace.

Open to all AOMedia members, which include Internet and media technology companies, the SIWG Co-Chairs will be Facebook´s Ioannis Katsavounidis and Tencent´s Xiang Li and Intel´s Hassene Tmar will serve as the Software Coordinator.

AOMedia continues to see widespread adoption of AV1 in browsers, operating systems, streaming media sites and online video devices. As mobile and live video streaming becomes more prevalent, it has become increasingly clear that users want to distribute more content, and that the ecosystem needs to provide great video experiences to an expanded group of mobile and online consumers. The initiative will leverage SVT-AV1 and research results from the AOMedia Codec Working Group to develop production-ready encoders for AV1 as well as future codecs on the AOMedia roadmap.

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, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, Samsung Electronics and Tencent. 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. For additional information about the SIWG or membership, visit