Blog : Channel Spotlight

  • MMA Legend Cung Le Connects Directly to Fans

    MMA Legend Cung Le Connects Directly to Fans

    Coming from humble origins, Cung Le escaped South Vietnam on a helicopter under heavy gunfire just one week before the fall of Saigon. Through strength, hard work, and determination, Cung has risen through the ranks to become one of the greatest fighters in martial arts history. Le holds an undefeated 17-0 record in Chinese kickboxing known as Sanshou and is a three-time world kickboxing champion. The storied martial artist has also proven to be a versatile actor, performing in films with such legendary names as Dennis Quaid, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Channing Tatum.
  • Pro Wrestling Is Smashing It On Pivotshare!

    Pro Wrestling Is Smashing It On Pivotshare!

    Everyone knows the Scots love a good scrap, and nothing proves that more than the band of hulking brawlers known as Insane Championship Wrestling, or ICW. ICW was started by promoter, Mark Dallas, in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. Incorporating elements of Scottish culture with hardcore wrestling, they soon began attracting a rabid local fan base. The swelling crowds at ICW events outgrew arena after arena, and in 2013 they were named UK Promotion of the Year by Fighting Spirit Magazine.
  • The Lineman Channel Keeps Power and Revenue Flowing

    The Lineman Channel Keeps Power and Revenue Flowing

    Every once in a while, an online video channel powered by Pivotshare takes the basic premise of selling premium videos and does something really innovative with our platform to demonstrate what’s possible. In this case, we are proud to spotlight the Lineman Channel.

    The first question you may be asking is: “What’s a Lineman?’ Linemen are the thousands of highly-trained individuals who maintain the complicated electrical systems and power grids that crisscross the entire U.S. These amazingly skilled tradespeople keep turned on what we take for granted everyday - electrical power. Imagine without power flowing, how paralyzed our society would become. In an effort to help create the next generation of Linemen, Pivotshare is proud to announce

  • Free Flyers, Indie Hang Gliding Doc Soars on VOD

    The ability to soar like a bird seems to be one of the most pervasive desires of mankind. Those that can do so without the aid of an airplane are indeed a special breed. The recent Pivotshare-exclusive documentary, Free Flyers, showcases these intrepid individuals, giving viewers a glimpse into a lifestyle that few of us will ever dare to know.

    Director Tony Ritter began his cinematic career as the Director of Photography for big budget Hollywood films. He soon found the glacial pace of development to be too frustrating and so took the production reins into his hands. Wanting to combine his love of flying with his love of film, Tony hooked up with thirteen of the greatest hang gliders and paragliders in the world (including 4-time World Aerobatic Champion  and Guinness World Record Holder, John Heiney) to make his film about the sport. With top pilots, three cameras and a 24-day shooting schedule in three of the most popular flying sites in America, Tony Ritter created his own feature film from start to finish.

    After filming and post-production was completed, rather than return to the studio system, Tony chose Pivotshare to distribute his film. Tony is using Pivotshare’s monetized embeddable player on his corporate site. The player not only allows his customers to go from viewing a preview to purchasing to watching the full feature all without leaving the page, it also captures valuable customer data, which allows for easy repeat purchases as well as future marketing opportunities.
  • Mississippi Damned and Selling Indie Films Online

    Everyone comes to a point in their lives when they are forced to decide whether to continue down the road put before them, or to strike out in a different, unknown direction. This universal human experience is brilliantly examined in the touching feature film, Mississippi Damned. Set against a backdrop of the rural South, the story focuses on the lives of three young black siblings and their choice to either fight against the demons that have wreaked havoc on their extended family for years, or confront these issues and in so doing, break free. Poverty, infidelity, and abuse are all explored in a real and raw way that few films ever achieve.

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