Track B: HEVC vs. AV1 and The Future Of The Codec Battle

Streaming Summit

Wed. April 11

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Location:

Westgate Pavilion 2

Today, several video codecs are competing to be the next-generation standard in the OTT environment, with HEVC and AV1 being the front-runners. The debate on which video standard is best suited to our industry is in full swing especially as the Alliance for Open Media is all set to release AV1 at the NAB Show and Apple is supporting HEVC in its products and has decided to join the Alliance for Open Media as a founding member. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of HEVC and AV1, and also put in perspective content-aware encoding techniques with AVC that might be a strong challenger in the short term for OTT distribution.

Moderator:

Jan Ozer

Jan Ozer

Principal

Doceo Publishing

Panelist:

Mr Thierry Fautier

Mr Thierry Fautier

VP, Video Strategy

Harmonic

Panelist:

Mike Coward

Mike Coward

Director of Engineering

Facebook

Panelist:

Panelist:

Matt Frost

Matt Frost

Head of Strategy and Partnerships

Google Chrome Media


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