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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2013 Pivotshare, the Streaming Media Monetization Platform, Announces Updates Incorporating Mobile Accessibility, Download & Tip Jar Functionalities. Startup now allows anyone to sell access to their media across all leading devices with an expanding array of monetization tools Costa Mesa, Calif. - Pivotshare, a digital media startup, announced today an update of their self-service online platform that allows anyone to sell their media directly to their audience. Filmmakers, comedians, speakers, experts of all kinds and a host of other media producers may now offer their content on all leading iOS and Android devices. The new platform also offers added features such as the ability to buy videos as a download and the capacity for customers to tip or donate as a means of support. The first player in the game to offer a true self-service platform for monetizing media, Pivotshare has received $1.6 million from Townsgate Media.
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics there are over 1.5 million registered non-profit organizations in the United States, with 50,000 more coming every single year. These organizations have a variety of goals such as disease research, homeless missions, and youth fitness. In order to assist that area of need that these groups have chosen to focus on, funds needs to be raised. Constantly. Non-profits use everything from telethons to dance-offs in an attempt to raise the revenue necessary to cover their ever-expanding budgets. Pivotshare has just come up with a brand-new option that will make the job of fundraising much easier for these groups.
Pivotshare Hopes to Help Environment By Eliminating Need For DVDs and Promoting Green-Friendly Films
The first Earth Day started with the simple concept that knowledge is the most powerful catalyst for change. On April 22nd, 1970 twenty million Americans gathered in public places everywhere, rallying for the cause of a healthy planet. Online media platform, Pivotshare, hopes to carry on that heroic tradition of environmental protection and education through the use of their streaming technology.
To celebrate Earth Day and because Pivotshare is quickly becoming the streaming media platform of choice for documentary makers, we thought we would come up with a list of our favorite environmental docs of all time. Enjoy! The Corporation (2003)
This comprehensive overview of the character of business asks if corporations were actually human, what sort of people would they be? You might decide it’s someone that you don’t necessarily want to live next door to.
Updated Reports for Your Subscription Video On Demand Channel
We’ve made it a goal this year to improve the reports section of the reports in your publisher console so you get the most useful data to grow your subscription video on demand channel. Here are the upgrades and new reports we’ve added to your publisher console: Customers One of the biggest upgrades we [...]
Superstar Hair Stylist Ted Gibson Launches His SVOD Channel With Pivotshare
Superstar celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson partners with Pivotshare to bring you the Ted Gibson Advanced Academy! Ted Gibson is a celebrity in the fashion and hairstyling industry, often making Top 10 Hair Stylists lists from around the world. His impressive resume includes working with A-listers like Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis and Angelina Jolie, and you [...]
Making Money on YouTube is Hard Even for its Biggest Stars
Making money on YouTube and other social media platforms by giving away free content in exchange for advertising revenue translates to financial stability for only a very few. This has always been well documented. But an eye-opening article published by famous Youtuber Gaby Dunn, titled Get rich or die vlogging: The sad economics of internet [...]