The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) — of which Apple is a founding member — says it welcomes the news that the European Commission has closed its preliminary review of AOMedia’s royalty-free licensing policy without further action.
AOMedia is a developer of open, royalty-free media technologies and develops standards spanning video, audio, still images, and immersive technologies. In an announcement, the group says that royalty-free licensing forms a foundational element for technological standards and the open internet, fostering innovation, choice and competition in the interests of businesses and consumers in the European Union and worldwide.
This is why AOMedia’s members developed and offer the AV1 video standard royalty-free to implementers. AV1 is deployed across a variety of popular platforms and devices.
AOMedia says it enables high-quality video while at the same time reducing streaming and storage costs. The group says that, as an emerging global standard for video, AV1 is making video content more accessible and affordable, across all platforms.