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If there are any content producers out there that still need convincing that the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) model is here to stay, consider the information presented in this article by Todd Longwell on Videoink.
Subscription video giant Netflix released their fourth quarter earnings this week. Netflix’s approach of mixing original series with licensed content continues to keep subscribers on the hook and watching ever increasing amounts of video. Their performance is a strong indicator of consumer adoption and where the SVOD market is headed. Now is the perfect time for independent content producers to establish their presence in this new ecosystem.
Now that everyone has returned home from their summer vacations, Pivotshare thought it would be the perfect time for us to hit the road! The Pivotshare team has spent the summer building a variety of new tools to make it even easier for paid content creators to sell media directly to their audience. Anyone can use pay-per-view rentals, purchase downloads, channel-wide subscriptions, tip-jars or a combination of them all to create their own branded VOD storefront. We’re so excited about everything we have going on that we thought we’d stop by a few hot spots and tell the folks there how we Pivotshare is helping to change the way the world consumes media.
Friday, Sept. 27th - Social Media Week, Toronto - The Future Of Home Entertainment
Saturday, Sept. 28th - MIT Hacking Arts Festival, Cambridge, MA - Storytelling in the Digital Age
Oct. 2-3 - Dogfish Accelerator, New York - Filmmaker Mentoring Workshops
Sunday, Oct. 6 - San Diego Film Festival, San Diego - The Business Side of the Business
Every year, companies throughout the country spend millions of dollars protecting their brands. From a marketing and a business standpoint, a company’s brand is one of its most important assets. The brand helps not only define the values of the company and its products, but becomes a beacon for consumer expectations of consistency and trustworthiness. When a brand has been established, it needs to be protected and consistently used in order to maintain relevance and power. The online paid content space is no exception to this need. But, for the longest time, most media platforms simply did not make it easy easy or affordable for medium and smaller-sized media producers to protect their brand when selling media online.
Last week, YouTube publicly launched an early version of their subscription-based channels offering. This system allows content creators to potentially profit from their original digital video by charging a monthly subscription for access to a moderate library of content. When the announcement was officially made, many looked to Pivotshare and wondered how we would feel. After all, Pivotshare was one of the earliest companies to build a media monetization platform, having launched in 2010 with subscription-based and rental-based offerings. In short, we’re very excited.
Pay With Paypal Now Available on the New Subscribe Page of Your OTT Channel
You asked and we delivered: Your SVOD channel now accepts Paypal payments! Paypal integration was part of our recent subscribe page upgrade which improves the checkout process for your customers. By adding Paypal as another payment option, we’ve made it even easier for your SVOD channel to convert first-time visitors. It also helps to expand [...]
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 [...]