MC-IF sponsors initial meeting of VVC Patent Pool Fostering

45 participating Companies from wide cross-section of geographies, industries, business models

Beaverton, OR (15 September 2020).  Earlier in September, a virtual meeting was organised by the Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) to encourage fostering of a licensing programme of patents essential to the VVC standard.  Forty-five companies were present at the meeting, including BBC, ByteDance, b<>com, Canon Inc., Enghouse Vidyo, Ericsson, ETRI,  FG Innovation, Hikvision, Huawei, Ideahub, Intel, Intellectual Discovery, InterDigital, JVCKENWOOD, Kuaishou, Maxell, Mitsubishi Electric, NHK, NTT Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, OPPO, Panasonic, Siemens AG, Sony, and Tencent.  These companies are from different countries, and represent different industries and business models.  Each has a well-founded belief that it holds patents essential to the Versatile Video Coding standard (VVC, ISO/IEC  23090-3 | ITU-T Recommendation H.266).  Read more...


The Media Coding Industry Forum (MC-IF) is an open industry forum with the purpose of furthering the adoption of MPEG Standards, initially focusing on VVC, by establishing them as well-accepted and widely used standards for the benefit of consumers and industry. Any party that supports MC-IF’s goals is invited to join the Forum! MC-IF will work on the non-technical aspects of deployment of media standards, notably including licensing, by facilitating cross-industry discussion. It will also be a hub for information related to implementations, tools, and guidelines for usage of VVC and related standards.


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