Online video industry group wants open specs for streaming delivery

The Video Convergence Forum, a new organization looking to streamline online video delivery and monetization over any network and to any device, will host its foundation briefing Feb. 17 in Barcelona.

The VCF wants to further development and promotion of open interface specifications and consistent business models for the online delivery of video content.

"The VCF will strengthen and grow the online video industry - from broadcast television through to mobile to mobile video streaming," said Daniel Bar-Lev, the Forum's CEO. "It will do that by facilitating a level of interoperability that simply does not exist today. There is no, as yet, integration across the different web, transcoding and streaming infrastructures, receiving devices, storage and delivery environments, and content monetization processes. It means a total but flexible integration of the video ecosystem."

The group is a global industry alliance for online video delivery solution providers--including content owners and hosting companies, broadcasters, equipment and software vendors, user device manufacturers and ad-insertion companies.

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