On May 23, 2023, DG Competition closed its preliminary investigation of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM)’s royalty-free licensing policy, without further action. AOM members developed AV1, an emerging global standard for video which enables high-quality video while reducing streaming and storage costs. AOM offers the AV1 video standard royalty-free to implementers, subject to reciprocity. AOM’s board-level, Founding Members include Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, Huawei, Intel, Meta, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, Samsung Electronics and Tencent.
A CRA team advised AOM during the European Commission’s preliminary investigation.
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