Like any organization set up by the Joint Development Foundation, the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) is a group of companies set up to collaborate on the introduction of a technological standard. In the case of AOMedia, its purpose is specifically to accelerate the development and adoption of a new video compression codec called AV1.
The open-source standard intends to deliver consistent, high-quality video that’s scalable and optimized for internet delivery. Interoperability is a key concern, and so far big players in the tech industry have signed on as board members, including Amazon, ARM, Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, and NVIDIA.
Facebook joins Alliance for Open Media board as founding member was written by the awesome team at Android Police.