Blog : VOD
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.
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.
Nothing brightens the day of a parent more than seeing their children smile with joy. But what if your child is in a situation where smiling becomes a daily struggle? For thousands of parents of children with a terminal disease, this is the reality of their lives. As these brave young people wage a heroic battle against all types of illness, the parents must stand by and try to keep the children’s lives as normal and joyful as possible. One Hollywood celebrity has dedicated his time, energy and resources to make this struggle just a little bit easier.
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 [...]