Blog : Video On Demand
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.
Twitter introduced the Twitter Video Card earlier this year, allowing users to embed a video right into their tweets. The video can then be played right inside a user's Twitter feed. Tests have shown that using Twitter Video Cards help to increase user engagement and also drives more views of the video (http://nyti.ms/1ijQocc). So how can you take advantage of this cool feature? With Pivotshare, it’s easy to do.
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.
Online video consumption and purchases will double by 2016 according to Cisco, so getting the word out about your videos must include a holistic social media strategy. That means making sure your premium videos are promoted on Facebook - still the top dog among all social media networks. But is there an easy way to link non-YouTube videos with Facebook? Previously, the most common method of linking premium, purchasable video content was to simply post a link. Any links directed to YouTube would automatically display the YouTube video right on Facebook. But a link to a non-YouTube video would get you little more than an image on Facebook. Now there’s an easier way to promote and share your premium videos.
The world of photography is evolving at an ever increasing rate. The affordability of higher quality equipment means that what was once the territory of only an elite few, has now been opened up to a much wider portion of the general public. Advances in technology have also created completely new genres and uses for photographic equipment. But with this evolution of both availability and creativity has come a need for quality education as to the best way to harness these tools for artistic achievement. That’s where the experts at ThePhotoChannel.pro step into frame.
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 [...]