The Mission of the SVTA University

As the educational arm of the Streaming Video Technology Alliance, the SVTA University’s mission is to provide educational materials (courses, study guides, etc.) that provide critical understanding of the technologies in the streaming video stack.

Increase Your Knowledge At Every Opportunity

Without education, there is no progression. These courses help broadcast engineers transitioning to streaming, new university graduates wanting to get into video streaming, and even non-technical support staff (such as sales) get up-to-speed on the technology of the streaming stack. Our goal is to provide a growing resource of self-paced, easy-to-access courses on a variety of streaming video technologies.

Jason Thibeault
SVTA Executive Director
About the SVTA

The World's Leading Technical Association for Streaming Video

The Streaming Video Technology Alliance publishes documents and software code that solve critical technical challenges to delivering high-quality video at scale.

The Streaming Video Technology Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the SVTA is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 100 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings. To learn more about the SVTA, please visit

Learn From Industry Practitioners

Our courses are developed by people working in the industry. The courses come from instructors who have direct experience with the technologies being taught.

Learn At Your Own Pace

All of the SVTA University courses are self-paced, delivered through a web-based e-learning platform. Students can start and stop when they choose and complete educational objectives on their own time.

Professional Certification

Each course includes a certificate of completion to demonstrate each student's achievement. Groups of courses may be bundled together for a more comprehensive certification. Some certifications also include Continuing Education Credits (CEC).