VentureBeat reports that streaming video service Vimeo has announced a new $10 million investment today that will be distributed to film makers who utilize the company’s Vimeo On-Demand (VOD) platform to distribute and sell their films. Vimeo introduced its VOD distribution stand at SXSW 2013, which lets filmmakers set rental and purchase prices for their movies. Read More
TechCrunch reports that Vimeo is offering a $10,000 advance to independent filmmakers to make their movies available online through Vimeo On Demand. The offer for direct distribution sales will be available to films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this week. Read More
Getting ready for the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas next week? The Washington Post highlights 5 Trends to Watch at CES. Topping the list is technologies for the Connected Car. Also making the list are Higher High-Def, Video on Demand, Gesture Control and Competition for Digital Advertising. CES runs January 8 through 11. . Read More
Consumers are more likely to rent DVD/Blu-ray discs than video games, but those who do spend more per month. Yet it's not a zero-sum game, according to ABI Research. Read More one comment
MGM has become the fifth major studio to license its content for rental via YouTube and Google Play, giving viewers more options while adding to YouTube’s revenue generating opportunities. Read More
PayTV operators may be leaving video-on-demand money on the table, according to a new report from market research and advisory firm . Read More
Despite limited availability and tepid consumer interest, ABI Research forecasts premium video on demand will help grow the worldwide market for VOD equipment. Premium VOD, along with advanced advertising and “catch-up” television services, will drive 20 percent growth in the worldwide market for VOD equipment, from $493 million in 2010 to $591 million in 2016.
In its new report, Video-on-Demand, Video Server, Ad Server, Content Delivery Network Hardware, ABI Research says the total cost of premium VOD is expensive but still [...].