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Old March 11th, 2014, 11:42 AM   #1
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ANyone using a private subscription site for online delivery/streaming?

I've been recording niche spring & summer sporting events for 1 weekend a month for the past couple of years strictly for sales, i.e. the event producers don't charge me to bring in my equipment, nor am I required to share any income; whatever I get from sales is mine to keep. The new season is fast approaching and because sales were disappointing last year, I'm on the fence about continuing.

I've uploaded more than 1K clips to YT, and way more than that on my own site, but because it's a niche market, few outside the niche visit either site.

Because it's a niche interest, I have only about 12K views on YT, though double-digit thousands on my own site over about 4-5 years.

I'm considering starting to offer the clips on a subscription basis and am interested in learning about what experience/success/failure others have had with this.

I've checked out the popular sites, and I don't have enough subscribers/views for YT, and Viddler is so expensive I doubt I'd get enough subscribers to cover the cost. Vimeo Pro or going it on my own are the only other options I'm aware of and may be my only choices.

Anyone here with experience at either Vimeo Pro, or going it alone?

Or could members here fashion a new outlet with maybe a more equitable model?

It doesn't hurt to ask, so I welcome all feedback, even if I'm way off base.
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Old March 11th, 2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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Re: ANyone using a private subscription site for online delivery/streaming?

im not aware if vimeo has a subscription model, i do know they now have PPV type stuff. and i'm a user/fan of them overall. outside of youtube, they're probably the most well known video streaming company
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Old March 11th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #3
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I haven't looked lately, but SmugMug.com may have upped their service offering for PPV Video streaming. I was looking seriously a couple years ago at using them for my website and streaming provider when I was heavily into Dog Agility Videography. May be worth checking out.
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Old May 2nd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #4
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Re: ANyone using a private subscription site for online delivery/streaming?

I use Vimeo Pro. It has Video on Demand and you can set a price. I didn't have much success trying to charge for sports content. I would recommend doing a couple of these to get you some visibility, but you will need to get to the group who are willing to pay you in exchange for the service you render.
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