Why Should You Join the SVTA?
The SVTA provides you the opportunity to not only work with others to solve technical challenges in your own streaming video tech stack, but it affords you an opportunity to have a say in specifications which may help define the industry going forward. And, if you are a technology vendor, it provides a unique opportunity to listen to your potential, or existing, customers talk about their own challenges.
Where Do You Fit Into the SVTA Membership?
The Streaming Video Technology Alliance is a unique organization. When you join the SVTA, you can collaborate with companies from across the streaming video ecosystem. Generally, our member companies fall into one or more of the following categories:
SVTA Membership Levels
Note: all fees are prorated quarterly. So if you join in Q2, the fees will be 75% of the annual cost for the year you join. Subsequent years will be invoiced at the full membership fee. You may also upgrade or downgrade your membership at any time.
* The SVTA Grant program accepts applications each year on October 1 and closes on October 31 at 11:59pm CST. Selected recipients will be notified in November. Their free Principal membership begins on January 1 of the following year. At the end of the year, the board will review current Grant program companies and vote to either extend their grant for another year, so long as they still meet the financial requirements, or terminate their Alliance membership. If you have questions, contact us.
** Two board seats are filled annually by SVTA Principal members who are elected through a membership vote which occurs in May of each calendar year.
*** Small Business Principal members are required to be under $10MM in annual revenue to qualify. Proof of revenue is required (statement from accountant, balance sheet, etc.).
**** Grant applicants must meet the financial requirements to be considered: less than $1.5M USD in annual revenue. Proof of revenue is required (statement from accountant, balance sheet, etc.).
Please Review the Membership Documents
The SVTA is governed by several membership documents including By-Laws, IPR policy, and anti-trust statement. By executing the membership application, you are agreeing to abide by these documents. You can download all of our governing documents here.
Questions You Might Have Before You Decide to Join the SVTA
Yes. All of our annual membership fees are prorated quarterly. So, if you join in Q2, a Principal membership, for example, would only be $6,000. Subsequent years, though, are invoiced at the regular, annual fee.
Yes. We have lots of member companies that tried a Supporting Membership at the beginning. After realizing that they wanted their opinion as part of a Working Group’s document, they upgraded to a Principal Membership so that they could contribute more actively.
No. Memberships are billed annually. If you cancel mid-way through the year, it just means that you will not receive a renewal invoice.
Yes. We have no problem accepting a credit card.
No. We do not currently offer individual memberships at this time.
Yes. There is a nominal cost, to cover food and beverage as well as other operational expenses. The amount is $125 if you register for a meeting before the late-registration date. If you register after that date, the fee is $200.