Streaming Video Technology Alliance is at an inflection point within human culture and technology. Where people once watched video content delivered via traditional broadcast (and programming guides) to their television screens, they are now watching what they want, when they want, where they want and employing a host of different connected devices to do so. But the experience of watching video online is nothing like television. It’s inconsistent from provider to provider. It’s quality is variable. And it’s monetized differently.

The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) is an open, community-driven forum focused on the creation of timely, innovative, business-driven specifications and technologies for networked media workflows. With representatives from several major players in the global media and entertainment industry, the AMWA focuses on file-based workflows to benefit content creators including film, television, advertising, Internet and post-production professionals.


In 2005, the Blu-ray Disc Founders announced the creation of the Blu-ray Disc Association. The Blu-ray Disc Association, or BDA, re-incorporates the Blu-Ray Disc Founders group, but is now a voluntary membership group open to any corporation or organization with an interest in creating, upholding and/or promoting the BD formats.


The Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS) is a project to define standards which enable media systems to be built using a Service Orientated Architecture. This will provide flexibility, efficiency and scalability that have previously been impossible to achieve with traditional architectures. FIMS is a Task Force managed jointly by the AMWA and the EBU.


The EBU (UER in French) is the world’s leading alliance of public service media with 73 Members in 56 countries across Europe and beyond. EBU believe public service media is a cornerstone of democratic society, and we are its authoritative voice. EBU provide first class media services and a centre of learning and knowledge sharing. EBU operate EUROVISION, the media industry’s premier distributor and producer of quality content and EURORADIO, the world’s largest news and music exchange.

The Hollywood Post Alliance®, also known as HPA®, is the trade association serving the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media and other dynamic media content.

The IABM is the authoritative voice of the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide. It seeks to further the interests of members through partnership and representation on a range of issues. Activities include Market Research & Intelligence Services, Representation & Mediation, Event Participation Services, Executive Networking Opportunities, Technical & Environmental Standards Reporting and Liaison.

The Digital Production Partnership Ltd (DPP) is a not for profit company founded by ITV, BBC and Channel 4 to enable the media industry to maximise the potential of digital in the creation and exploitation of content.

MPEG LA licenses patent pools required for use of the MPEG-2,[1] MPEG-4 Visual (Part 2), IEEE 1394, VC-1, ATSC and AVC/H.264 standards. MPEG LA is also working towards pooled licensing of Blu-Ray intellectual property.

The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) was founded in 1916 to advance theory and development in the motion imaging field. Today, SMPTE serves its members with the latest technology information and education in a rapidly changing industry.