Blog : Channel Spotlight
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.
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.
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 Linemanchannel.com.
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.
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.
Netflix Sees Jump in Subscribers Thanks to Original Video on Demand Content
After watching its subscriber growth slow sharply in Q2, subscription video on demand giant Netflix seems to have bounced back strongly in Q3 thanks to their highly popular slate of original programming. Netflix’s investment in original content production and moving away from its reliance on licensed content has thus far proven effective, and many others [...]
Pivotshare Partners with LeEco to Expand Distribution for SVOD Channels
Pivotshare has proven itself as the industry leader in the SVOD world focused on helping our publishers reach a larger audience. We are proud to announce yet another relationship in our growing list of international distribution partners. Today at their Northern American unveiling, digital pioneer LeEco announced the launch of LeEco Live, their entertainment marketplace [...]
Improve Your OTT Channel Homepage With Featured Collections
The Pivotshare team has been beta-testing out the ability to promote Featured Collections on the homepage of OTT channels on our platform, and now it’s official: you can add this beautiful functionality to your Pivotshare channel too! Featured Collections helps organize your channel’s homepage and showcases your top video collections to customers as soon as they [...]