Last updated on June 16, 2022 - Back to blog home page
Mid-2021 Radiant Media Player and other members of the streaming media industry started an initiative to address growing concerns about the energy impact of the streaming sector. Soon this initiative turned into a fully-fledged industry forum called the Greening of Streaming with momentum coming from Dom Robinson and Tim Siglin, founders of the Greening of Streaming industry forum.
To get things started the Greening of Streaming organised a public launch event in London, UK, on June 8th, 2022 at the UK parliament (Palace of Westminster).
We know for a fact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are responsible for 3% of the global energy consumption in the world. We also know that 70% of the internet traffic is used to stream video content those days. Knowing that, we can conclude that the negative impact of the streaming media industry on the environment is at least comparable to the impact of the aviation industry!
As viewers, streaming media professionals, law-makers or nature-lovers this is something we have to know ... the Greening of Streaming industry forum is an answer to having that knowledge ... so that real solutions can be found to reduce the carbon footprint of the streaming media industry.
Radiant Media Player was glad to be present, as a founding member of the Greening of Streaming industry forum, at this public parliamentary launch event held in London on June 8th, 2022 at the UK parliament (Palace of Westminster). We gathered there with other members of the Greening of Streaming industry forum and members of the streaming media industry to publicly address the growing environmental concerns that streaming so much online content in our daily lives is bringing forward.
A good summary of what went on at this event can be found on the Greening of Streaming website or on Broadpeak blog. So rather than rephrasing what has already been said I wanted to give my own reasons for bringing Radiant Media Player to that event:
We have been engaging with members of the Greening of Streaming industry forum for about a year now. Despite this short amount of time we have already been able to implement in our player changes to address the need to consume less energy while streaming:
Last but not least, some pictures taken at the parliamentary launch event! You can now put of face on who is trying to make the streaming media industry a better, greener industry.
Blog post written by Arnaud Leyder, Radiant Media Player CEO.
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