Vimeo Previews Upcoming Pay-to-View Service With Six Movies
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
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
oDirector: Brian Knappenberger
oAccess Period: 48 hours
oBeauty is Embarrassing
oA funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the
life and current times of one of America's most important artists,
oDirector: Neil Berkeley
oAccess Period: 1 week
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
oDirector: Josh Berman/ Level 1 Productions
oAccess Period: 30 days
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
oAccess Period: Two months
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
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
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).
Contact: Deborah Szajngarten, +1-212-524-8776; for U.S. inquires, Sean Hamel,
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