Vimeo Previews Upcoming Pay-to-View Service With Six Movies PR Newswire NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Vimeo opened the preview phase of its upcoming pay-to-view service with the release of six movies. This slate of films—handpicked by the Vimeo staff— illustrates Vimeo's flexible suite of features for creators to sell their films directly to their audiences worldwide with control over pricing, viewing periods, release geography and bonus content features. Viewers that buy access to pay-to-view movies will find them automatically downloaded to their "Watch Later" list so they can access the films immediately on any device— including smart phones, tablets, popular connected TVs with Vimeo's apps and many others. The movies cover a range of topics, from Javier Bardem's passion project Sons of the Clouds addressing human rights in the Western Sahara, to an exploration of the trials and tribulations of the creative process through the eyes of artist Wayne White in Beauty is Embarrassing. In addition to empowering both established and emerging creators, Vimeo's pay-to-view service promises to bring even more unique, quality content to Vimeo's 85 million monthly viewers. "Our goal is to provide an open and flexible platform that allows all creators and content owners to earn revenue directly from their audiences," said Vimeo CEO, Kerry Trainor. "We're really excited to offer this selection of high quality movies in our preview, and we look forward to working with creators worldwide whose stories have a clear home on Vimeo." The pay-to-view service is one of two different monetization options that Vimeo announced for video creators in September. Tip Jar, available now, empowers video creators to crowdsource revenue directly from their viewers for completed works. Vimeo will release the open pay-to-view service to all Vimeo PRO members in early 2013. The full list of movies includes: oSons of the Clouds: The Last Colony oCompelling documentary that brings to light the political and human rights issues facing the people of the Western Sahara. oDirector: Alvaro Longoria oPrice: $5.00 oAccess period: 1 week oAvailability: US & Canada oWe Are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists oDocumentary that takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. oDirector: Brian Knappenberger oPrice: $4.99 oAccess Period: 48 hours oAvailability: US oBeauty is Embarrassing oA funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America's most important artists, Wayne White. oDirector: Neil Berkeley oPrice: $5.00 oAccess Period: 1 week oAvailability: Worldwide oSunny oAction sports film featuring Tom Wallisch and Parker White (among others) skiing on both mountains and in urban areas in places like the dark northern landscapes of Scandinavia, Alaska, Japan and British Columbia. oDirector: Josh Berman/ Level 1 Productions oPrice: $5.00 oAccess Period: 30 days oAvailability: Worldwide oJeremy Jones' Further oExplores some of the world's most remote mountain terrain while continuing Jones' mission to camp deep in the backcountry and on the summits of unridden lines to access nearly vertical spines and wide-open powder fields. oDirector: Teton Gravity Research oPrice: $9.00 oAccess Period: Two months oAvailability: Worldwide oShut Up and Play the Hits oCaptures both the once-in-a-lifetime event of LCD Soundsystem's last concert and serves as an intimate portrait of front man James Murphy as he navigates the 48 hours surrounding the show. oDirector: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern oPrice: $6.99 in UK oTerms: 72 hour access oAvailability: UK For more information about Vimeo's new pay-to-view service and how to view the movies, please visit vimeo.com/movies. To view the launch video or the blog post, please visit, https://vimeo.com/53099696 and https://vimeo.com/blog/post:532. About Vimeo Vimeo® is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them. Vimeo's mission is to empower and inspire people around the world to create, share and discover videos. As one of the world's largest creative networks, Vimeo reaches a global audience of more than 85MM each month. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). SOURCE Vimeo Website: http://www.vimeo.com Contact: Deborah Szajngarten, +1-212-524-8776; for U.S. inquires, Sean Hamel, +1-212-524-8791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vimeo Previews Upcoming Pay-to-View Service With Six Movies
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