Each year, the Streaming Video Alliance opens its doors to innovative startups and small companies as part of its Membership Grant Program. For 2022, the Alliance welcomed a number of very interesting companies exploring and productizing technologies for the streaming video space. Netskrt is one of those. This blog is part of a series showcasing
About the SVTA Grant Program
The Streaming Video Technology Alliance Grant Program was started in 2018 to help smaller companies, like startups, bring their innovative ideas and technology into our working groups and projects without financial encumbrance. This benefits the Streaming Video Technology Alliance as well as the industry but infusing our publications with bleeding-edge ideas. But it’s also beneficial to the Grant companies by allowing them unfettered access to many of the larger companies with whom they might want to engage, sometimes even resulting in acquisition.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to extending Grant Program Awards to businesses owned by under-represented and/or marginalized groups. You can read more about this means for the Grant Program applicants in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement.
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Grant Member Blogs
Piracy Is Your Toughest Competitor Assessing the impact of streaming piracy has always been a difficult and controversial exercise. Interestingly, in a panel about “IP Protection” during the 2019 OTT Sports Pro Summit in Madrid, an anti-piracy representative of a large PayTV operator shared an internal evaluation of the scale of streaming piracy for their
Disney+ just launched, and from the moment the first of several million clicked ‘subscribe’, the home of the famous mouse had to be at the ready. As Fierce Video points out, the launch didn’t go without its hiccups. While Disney’s initial issues were just a matter of coding, any number of problems can arise in
The Capacity Gap Much has been said about the explosive growth in the demand for streaming video, and how it impacts the infrastructure that supplies it. Some estimate that in a few years streaming demand will outpace the ability to supply it by a factor of five. With CPU performance increasing at a modest 3.5%
The Popularity of Streaming Video is Without Question The popularity of streaming video is without question. More people around the world are “tuning in” to streaming services than traditional broadcast. Through “over-the-top” (OTT) services like Netflix, iFlix, Viaplay, YouTube, and others, consumers are watching the shows and videos they wish to watch, from a variety
Architecting video delivery to handle skyrocketing demand In recent years, content providers have faced unprecedented challenges: viewer numbers are soaring across every region of the world and appetites for more streaming content are growing as binge watching becomes more and more common. At the same time, consumer expectations for quality, reliability, and availability are reaching
Yes. Grant recipients are reviewed each year after the close of the current application window. Those companies that the board feels have been participating and engaging faithfully may be awarded a subsequent grant (so long as they continue to meet the financial requirements).
No. All Grant Program applicants must be a formal organization (i.e., corporation, LLC, etc.).
Yes. Grant Program Members are afforded all the opportunities of a Principal member including voting rights. In some cases, leading a project can help with receiving subsequent grant awards.