Membership Overview

The Global Online Video Association (GOVA) is an industry-funded non-profit corporation that advocates and supports the advertising, licensing, production, distribution and overall business interests of its member companies to accelerate growth in the online video industry.

GOVA expects to hasten the continued growth and profitability of the online video industry by collaborating on emerging opportunities, jointly investing in initiatives and by setting industry standards.

GOVA’s members are media companies with a significant investment in producing and monetizing original digital video content and which own and operate a network of YouTube channels.


As a GOVA member you get proprietary access to the people, information and tools needed to move your online video business forward. 

As a GOVA member, you receive the following benefits and services:

  • Participation in exclusive industry events and leadership discussions
  • Insights into industry policy involving monetization, rights, distribution and business models
  • Research including access to white papers and exclusive data partnerships
  • Peer Discussion opportunities with leading digital media and multi-channel network companies
  • Industry press and promotional support
  • Premium and exclusive speaker opportunities


Membership criteria are as follows:

  1. Applicants must own and operate a recognized YouTube multi-channel network in good standing with YouTube.
  2. Applicants must create and distribute online video content and commercially market such videos through advertising, licensing, subscription sales, or sponsorship sales. Applicants may be public companies, private companies and not-for-profit companies
  3. The applicant's online content must not be considered inappropriate, obscene or otherwise unlawful.
  4. The applicant must dedicate a portion of its staff to revenue generating activities whether they are ad sales, subscription sales, or sponsorship sales.
  5. Applicants must agree that, upon acceptance, they will appoint up to three (3) senior executives within their organization to serve as their GOVA delegates.

Yearly Dues

Membership dues: $10,000 annually for all member organizations that meet the membership criteria

Membership Application

If your media company meets the above criteria and you are interested in joining GOVA, please complete our contact form.