Blog : direct to audience

  • Speaking Tour Brings Paid Content to the People

    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

  • Art of Strength On Demand VOD Fitness Channel

    Anthony DiLuglio is serious when he says that his workouts can save your life. Probably because they literally saved his. In 2005, after already working as a successful trainer in the fitness industry, Anthony was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer which he was told could mean the loss of his leg or worse. His doctors had told him that he had a one in two-million chance of having malignant cancer, which unfortunately happened to be the case. But when the surgeons opened up his leg to remove the tumor, to their shock and amazement they discovered that his muscle tissue was too dense for the cancer to penetrate. His leg and his life were both saved, largely he believes, because of his innovative workout regimen.

  • Pivotshare Changes Way Celebrities Sell Media Online


    Startup changes the way celebrities sell media with branded apps  and white labeling for leading mobile and tablet devices

    Costa Mesa, Calif. -  Pivotshare, a digital media startup, announced today that their platform will now offer a new resource providing branded apps through their Customization Services program for select publishers. Pivotshare is rolling out the service with the unveiling of the Elite MMA fighting channel, featuring UFC heavyweight champion of the world, Bas Rutten. The mobile apps will allow subscribers to watch Pivotshare video content while on the go on either smartphones or tablets while simultaneously putting the media’s brand in the spotlight. Like the standard Pivotshare app, these customized versions will also be found in both the iTunes and Google Play stores, free of charge.

  • YouTube’s Subscription Offering: Pivotshare’s Thoughts

    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.
  • Pivotshare Announces Total Platform Update With Mobile Apps, Download/Buy and Tip Jar Functionality!

    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.

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