Press Release

Early Research by Conviva Co-Founders Named Winner of SIGCOMM Test of Time Award

August 19, 2015

Conviva Technology Offerings also Shortlisted for Awards on Two Continents

FOSTER CITY, CA and LONDON, UK (August 19, 2015) — Conviva, the leader in video experience optimization, today announced that a paper co-authored by CEO, Dr. Hui Zhang, and Sr. Director of Engineering, Jibin Zhan, won the “ACM SIGCOMM Test of Time Award.” The paper, “A clean slate 4D approach to network control and management,” was one of the key research projects that formed the company’s intellectual roots.

The paper, originally published in October 2005, outlined principles that now comprise the architecture of Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform, which continuously gathers and analyzes data from billions of streams across the globe to build a real-time, multi-dimensional performance map of the Internet. The ideas proposed in the paper have been implemented at some of the largest companies in the world, including Google, which re-built its data center networks using SDN technology. Currently, Internet service providers (ISPs) are evaluating SDN technology for their wide-area networks.

In addition, Conviva has been recognized as a finalist for the Digiday Signal Awards for its work with WatchESPN to deliver the optimal viewing experience to audiences across multiple devices, geographies and affiliates. This US-based industry award program honors technology platforms that bring efficiency, effectiveness and creativity to the media and marketing processes for brands, agencies and publishers.

In the United Kingdom, Conviva Precision has been shortlisted in the Best Monitoring or Network Management Solution category for the CSI Awards. These awards, now in their thirteenth year, reward technical and product marketing excellence in the cable, satellite, terrestrial broadcasting, mobile and IPTV sectors.

“We are honored to be recognized across the industry for our technology leadership,” said Dr. Zhang. “As a company, we are committed to providing an intelligent platform and innovative applications based on deep technical expertise that enable our partners and customers to provide quality streaming content within the OTT environment. Our work with brands in multiple markets is representative of our many successes to date and we appreciate the recognition amidst so many leaders and innovators in the industry.”

The Test of Time Award is given to a paper published 10-12 years ago that continues to have significant lasting impact today. The award was presented at the SIGCOMM conference in London.


About Conviva
Conviva partners with top tier media companies and premium OTT video broadcasters and operators like HBO, Sky, and Foxtel to deliver optimized viewing experiences that maximize customer engagement. The Conviva Intelligent Control Platform helps providers meet and exceed ever-changing audience expectations for video experience, across a multi-screen viewing environment. Using a unique real-time map of the Internet video delivery ecosystem, the platform provides 360-degree visibility across all users, maximizes picture fidelity, and eliminates playback delays and interruptions. Multi-dimensional reports and analyses of the top tier OTT market, based on Conviva’s tracking of 50 billion streams annually, enable data-driven decisions, supporting successful development of market-leading services. Conviva is based in Silicon Valley, with offices in New York and London. Please visit and follow us on Twitter @Conviva.

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