Vimeo launched a preview phase of its upcoming pay-to-view service, with the release of six movies, some available internationally. The 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.
People 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 and many others.
The movies cover a range of topics and, in addition to empowering both established and emerging creators, Vimeo’s pay-to-view service promises to bring 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 (…) 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.
Vimeo is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them and its 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 85M people each month. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo is a subsidiary of IAC.