Streaming Video Alliance announces new technical specificationsThursday, March 10th, 2022
Streaming Video Alliance Announces New Technical Specifications From the Open Caching Working Group and Networking and Transport Working Group
- SVA’s First Specifications Published in 2022 Address CDN APIs and Harnessing the Potential of 5G
FREMONT, Calif. — The Streaming Video Alliance (the SVA), a global technical association developing solutions to address critical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, today announced that new technical specification documents have recently been approved and are immediately available to the public. The Configuration Interface, produced by the Open Caching Working Group, is a series of three documents that specifies the motivational drivers, use cases, and standards for a configuration interface to facilitate interoperability within the content delivery network (CDN) and Open Caching ecosystems. The 5G and the Edge Cloud for Streaming Video document provides an outline of 5G technologies; the types of use cases and enhanced consumer experiences it will support; and the potential benefits for content owners, ecosystem vendors, network operators, and viewers.
“Developing and introducing new public specifications is one of the SVA’s top priorities and represents some of the most important work produced by our members,” said Jason Thibeault, Executive Director at the Streaming Video Alliance. “I want to recognize and thank our members from the Open Caching Working Group and Networking and Transport Working Group for their commitment to bringing their respective projects full circle.”
Open Caching Working Group Introduces New API Specifications
Open Caching Configuration Interface: Part 1 Overview and Architecture
This document presents the motivational drivers for an industry standard CDN Configuration Interface; illustrates relationships between the set of specifications, capabilities, APIs, and entities that use and implement these standards; and places this set of specifications in context of other SVA Open Caching documents and IETF CDNi RFCs.
Open Caching Configuration Interface: Part 2 Extensions to CDNi Metadata Object Model
The second document in this series covers the context and requirements for extending the Content Delivery Network Interconnection (CDNi) metadata model, as well as specific extensions that will fulfill those requirements. This document also serves as the basis for an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft describing the configuration metadata model requirements beyond those stated in RFC-7337 (Content Distribution Network Interconnection Requirements), along with requested extensions to RFC-8006 (Content Delivery Network Interconnection Metadata) and RFC-8008 (Footprint and Capabilities Semantics).
Open Caching Configuration Interface: Part 3 Publishing Layer APIs
The third document in this series covers the requirements for a configuration publishing layer, along with APIs that facilitate the publishing of CDNi metadata objects within the CDN and open caching ecosystems.
“Commercial CDNs and Open Caching systems have many common requirements when it comes to defining and publishing configuration metadata, and Lumen is pleased to work with our counterparts within the Streaming Video Alliance to bring this Configuration Metadata API specification to the industry,” said Glenn Goldstein, Configuration Metadata API Project Lead at the SVA and Consulting Product Strategist at Lumen. “This project leverages the core work done by the IETF CDNI Working Group several years ago, extending the CDNI standard to cover the more complex requirements of modern multi-CDN and Open Caching use cases.”
5G and the Edge Cloud for Streaming Video
In the media and entertainment sector, 5G offers the promise of greater consumer reach and new, more immersive services. Increasingly, content owners are looking toward 5G as a source of new revenue, consumer reach, and enhanced QoE for their streaming services. This document provides a brief outline of 5G technologies; the types of use cases and enhanced consumer experiences it will support; and the potential benefits for content owners, ecosystem vendors, network operators, and viewers.
Links: Streaming Video Alliance