The Joint Video Team is a group of video coding experts from ITU-T Study Group 16 (VCEG)
and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 29 / WG 11 (MPEG) created to develop an advanced video coding specification.
Formed in 2001, JVT’s main result has been ITU-T Rec. H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10, commonly
referred to as H.264/MPEG-4-AVC, H.264/AVC, or MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC. The first version of the
standard was completed in May 2003, and several enhancement projects have been completed
by JVT since then.
The latest addition to the spec was the scalable video mode in mid 2007. Currently, the multiview
coding extension is being completed.
Widely adopted by the telecom, broadcast, and digital storage media industries, H.264’s High Profile
received a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in August 2008.
Hollywood presents Emmy® Award to ITU, ISO and IEC. Left to right: Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU; Scott Jameson, Chair of ISO/IEC JTC 1; Ajay Luthra, Thomas Wiegand and Gary Sullivan chairs of the Joint Video Team.