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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:

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Rights Holders

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OTT Platforms

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CDNs

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Vendors

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Broadcasters

SVTA Membership Levels

Supporting

An observational membership

$ 5,000
Annually
  • Working Groups
  • Supporting Members can join and participate in an unlimited number of working groups.

  • Member Meetings
  • Supporting Members can send an unlimited number of participants to SVTA quarterly meetings.

  • Unlimited Participants
  • There is no limit to the number of people from a Supporting Member company who can participate in SVTA activities.

Small Business Principal

A membership with full rights

$ 7,000
Annually
  • Working Groups
  • Small Business Principal Members can join and participate in an unlimited number of working groups.

  • Member Meetings
  • Small Business Principal Members can send an unlimited number of participants to SVTA quarterly meetings.

  • Unlimited Participants
  • There is no limit to the number of people from a Small Business Principal Member company who can participate in SVTA activities.

  • Voting
  • Small Business Principal Members can vote on documents (during member ratification) as well as Principal Members that are up for one of two board seats during our July election period.

  • Board Position
  • Small Business Principal Members can be voted annually to one of two board seats.

  • Leadership
  • Small Business Principal Members can hold leadership roles such as working group co-chairs, committee chairs, and project leads.

  • Document Input
  • Small Business Principal Members can comment on and contribute to documents produced in working groups, committees, and other SVTA

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.).

Principal

A membership with full rights

$ 12,000
Annually
  • Working Groups
  • Principal Members can join and participate in an unlimited number of working groups.

  • Member Meetings
  • Principal Members can send an unlimited number of participants to SVTA quarterly meetings.

  • Unlimited Participants
  • There is no limit to the number of people from a Principal Member company who can participate in SVTA activities.

  • Voting
  • Principal Members can vote on documents (during member ratification) as well as Principal Members that are up for one of two board seats during our July election period.

  • Board Position
  • Principal Members can be voted annually to one of two board seats.

  • Leadership
  • Principal Members can hold leadership roles such as working group co-chairs, committee chairs, and project leads.

  • Document Input
  • Principal Members can comment on and contribute to documents produced in working groups, committees, and other SVTA

Application will be available 10/18/2022.

Grant

A free principal membership

$ 0
Annually
  • Working Groups
  • Principal Members can join and participate in an unlimited number of working groups.

  • Member Meetings
  • Principal Members can send an unlimited number of participants to SVTA quarterly meetings.

  • Unlimited Participants
  • There is no limit to the number of people from a Principal Member company who can participate in SVTA activities.

  • Voting
  • Principal Members can vote on documents (during member ratification) as well as Principal Members that are up for one of two board seats during our July election period.

  • Board Position
  • Principal Members can be voted annually to one of two board seats.

  • Leadership
  • Principal Members can hold leadership roles such as working group co-chairs, committee chairs, and project leads.

  • Document Input
  • Principal Members can comment on and contribute to documents produced in working groups, committees, and other SVTA

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.

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.).

Find out more about the Grant Program

Public Service

A free principal membership

$ 0
Annually
  • Working Groups
  • Principal Members can join and participate in an unlimited number of working groups.

  • Member Meetings
  • Principal Members can send an unlimited number of participants to SVTA quarterly meetings.

  • Unlimited Participants
  • There is no limit to the number of people from a Principal Member company who can participate in SVTA activities.

  • Voting
  • Principal Members can vote on documents (during member ratification) as well as Principal Members that are up for one of two board seats during our July election period.

  • Board Position
  • Principal Members can be voted annually to one of two board seats.

  • Leadership
  • Principal Members can hold leadership roles such as working group co-chairs, committee chairs, and project leads.

  • Document Input
  • Principal Members can comment on and contribute to documents produced in working groups, committees, and other SVTA

The SVTA Public Service Membership is specifically for streaming or broadcast organizations that receive at least 70% of their funding from the government. Applying organizations are reviewed by a sub-committee of the board who determines if they are eligible for an award. Awardees are then evaluated at the end of each year to assess engagement and renewal of their award.

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.

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.