Blog : subscription model
Pivotshare is excited to announce our new Free Trial feature, giving publishers the ability to expand their audiences in brand new ways. Now, you can convert more visitors into customers by offering an enticing free trial right on your Pivotshare Channel’s homepage. Free trials are an excellent way to give potential customers a sneak-peek into your exclusive, subscriber-only content, which in turn reduces their hesitation to pay.
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.
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.
“I like DVDs so much. It’s such a better format than VHS.”
America seems to have agreed with Roland, Hollywood heavyweight director of the Oscar-winning film, The Killing Fields, at least for a time. While everyone knows that DVD sales have been falling like a wet mattress since their 2007 peak at over $10 billion in annual revenue, things have slid so far that industry insiders now refuse to even make those figures public. For years, DVD sales predictions helped studios create realistic budgets, but the crash in popularity of this medium has driven studios to make safer and more predictable choices, such as sequals, franchises and reboots. The end result is a more bland cinematic experience for everyone and a far less creative environment for those who make films for a living.
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.