Patent pool wants payment for streaming video

photo: Mike Snider, USA TODAY

A group of companies — expected to be among them are GE, Technicolor, Dolby, Philips, and Mitsubishi Electric — that hold patents for next generation video compression technology want to change the compensation model for such patents. […] H.265 is the successor to H.264, also known as Advanced Video Coding, widely used for HDTV and Blu-ray Discs. Already used in some devices, H.265 delivers improved video using less data, making it ideal for smartphones, tablets and Net-streamed video. – Mike Snider, USA TODAY