A Site to honor Contributors to the SVTA and the streaming video industry

We are very excited to honor these technical and industry fellows. The Streaming Video Alliance recognizes their contributions to both the industry at large and the Alliance's mission and objectives. We look forward to announcing future recipients in the coming months and years. This microsite stands as a way to honor these individuals and their achievements in perpetuity.

--- Jason Thibeault, Executive Director, Streaming Video Technology Alliance

Who Are The SVTA Fellows?

The Streaming Video Technology Alliance Fellows represent individuals who have made significant technical contributions to streaming video and/or the Streaming Video Technology Alliance.

Industry Fellows

These fellows are people who have made a significant, lasting impact on the streaming video industry. They may or may not be employees of an Alliance member company.

Technical Fellows

These fellows are Alliance members who have made a significant contribution to Alliance activities and objectives such as leading working groups, writing documents, and evangelizing the organization.

Selecting Fellows

Fellows are nominated by Alliance members and reviewed by the Fellows Nomination Committee, a sub-committee of the board. This committee then recommends fellows to the board. There are no limits to fellow awards but they are only awarded once per year.

What Do Fellows Get?

Becoming an SVTA Fellow is more than just receiving another award.

Fellows Are Awarded Full Membership

Whether Industry or Technical Fellows, each awardee is provided a Principal Membership in the SVTA, allowing them to contribute without being associated with a member company. In addition, fellows are provided a crystal award to commemorate their induction. We try to award these in person at the SVTA's SEGMENTS conference. Finally, newly awarded fellows are acknowledged in a press release and added to the fellows website. We are confident that SVTA Fellows can leverage their award and status on their LinkedIn pages, with management, and to show the general industry what they have accomplished.

Our Inaugural Fellows Award Night

During the SVTA's first SEGMENTS conference (May 16th, 2023 in New Orleans, LA), in-person fellows were presented with their awards. Although the SVTA had awarded its initial batch of fellows back in 2019, the organization was unable to field a the SEGMENTS conference (or any member meetings) because of Covid. Given that, the SVTA held off selecting and sending awards until it was able to hold a physical event to present fellows with their awards.

Fellow Spotlight

Meet one of our fellows, randomly chosen from amongst the recipients.

Anthony Rose

It’s incredible that not so long ago it was a battle to persuade anyone that streaming would work, the internet wouldn’t fall over, and it wasn’t just cats on skateboards. That revolution required collaboration between content creators, hardware and software vendors, ISPs and more. I’m proud to have played a small part in that revolution, and honoured to be an SVTA fellow.

From Wikipedia:

Anthony Rose is a serial tech entrepreneur whose career has spanned across many sectors including the advent of 3D graphics, P2P music, video streaming, social TV, social platforms, and most recently, legal technology.

Rose is best known for his work managing the launch of BBC iPlayer, for which Wired UK named him “the man who saved the BBC”. Anthony lead the team as CTO from 2007 until 2010, taking the BBC iPlayer from pre-launch to success, eventually ending up leading most of the BBC’s online proposition and managing a team of 250 people.

Since leaving the BBC Anthony has founded 5 companies. He sold Beamly to COTY in 2015, and 6Tribes to the TopGear team in 2016, both for an undisclosed amount. He is the co-founder and investor in QJAM, which is due to launch soon and he is co-founder of Hey Blab which is still in development. Anthony is currently working as co-founder and CEO of SeedLegals, the world’s first legal automation platform for startup funding that closed their own $4 million Series A funding round in May 2019 led by Index Ventures. SeedLegals is now the largest closer of funding rounds in the UK, and is forecast to process 20% of all UK funding rounds by the end of 2019.