Streaming Video Alliance Names Officers

The Steaming Video Alliance, a cross-industry group formed in 2004 dedicated to best practices and technical requirements for online video, has appointed four new officers, including Joe Inzerillo, EVP and CTO of MLBAM, who is on board as the organization’s president.

Other new officers include:

-Vice President: Richard Brownrigg, VP of Online Products and Technology Design, Liberty Global;

-Secretary: Brian Stevenson, Head of Video Product, Nokia; and

-Treasurer: Yves Boudreau, Technology Strategy TV and Media - Office of the CTO, Ericsson

Those appointments come almost three months after SVA named Jason Thibeault as its first executive director.

The SVA timed the officer announcements amid its first international Quarterly Member Meeting, which is taking place in London at Sky’s headquarters, and arrives as the group tries

“Expanding our quarterly meetings beyond the U.S. is a historic moment for the Alliance and true testament to our commitment in serving the wider global online video industry,” Thibeault said in a statement. “We look forward to further international expansion as the Alliance grows and the continued pursuit of our vision for the future of streaming – remaining focused on fostering industry collaboration that will help define the open architecture for streaming.”

“This is an exciting – yet challenging – time in the streaming industry, particularly in the OTT business, and the Alliance has brought the digital video market a great sense of leadership,” Inzerillo added. “With much work ahead of us, it’s vital that we continue to help formulate and propel the implementation of the organization’s strategic plans and help the Alliance further drive industry collaboration and standards. It’s an honor to be stepping into this new role.”

Members of SVA include a broad range of suppliers, distributors, and programmers, including Arris, , Cedexis, Charter Communications, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Comcast, Concurrent, Conviva, Encompass TV, Ericsson, Fox Networks, Hughes Satellite Systems, IneoQuest, Intel, Irdeto, Level 3 Communications, Liberty Global, Limelight Networks, MediaMelon, MLBAM, Mobolize, Nagra, NBCUniversal, NeuLion, Nice People at Work, Nokia, Nominum, OWNZONES, Qwilt, Sky, System73, Telecom Italia, Telstra, Ustream, ViaPlay, ViaSat Inc., Verimatrix, Verizon, Vubiquity, Wowza Media Systems and Yahoo.