Kerry Trainor

Vimeo CEO Trainor steps down

Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor is stepping down from the IAC/InterActiveCorp-owned video site after four years in the job. In an email sent to staff, Trainor said that he has decided to “step back from Vimeo” and plans to “live life for a bit while working with a few companies as a board member until I’m […]

Vimeo makes SVOD move

Vimeo has bought streaming video platform VHX, in a move that will let users offer subscription video on demand channels. VHX allows people to launch their own cross-platform SVOD services, and with the deal Vimeo said that it will now offer a “complete streaming ecosystem” for individual creators, niche programmers and major media partners to […]

Vimeo introduces subs payment options

Vimeo is allowing creators to charge a monthly subscription fee for fans to access their content for the first time. The video site said that the rollout marked “the first phase” of new subscription tools for Vimeo On Demand – a pay-per-view content initiative that it launched in 2013 for Vimeo Pro members. Vimeo said […]

Disney’s Maker studios strikes Vimeo deal

Disney-owned multichannel network Maker Studios has signed a deal to with Vimeo to debut content exclusively on the video site. Under the deal, Maker Studios, which has a longstanding relationship with YouTube, will also use the Vimeo on Demand platform to distribute content made by a select number of its creators. This content will be […]

Vimeo moves into original programming

Streaming platform Vimeo is funding original content for the first time. It will finance six episodes of web drama series High Maintenance, which will be released on-demand on Vimeo later this year. The series was created by casting director Katja Blichfeld (30 Rock), actor Ben Sinclair (30 Rock) and Regarding Entertainment’s Russell Gregory. It follows […]

Vimeo investing $10m in indie VOD service

US-based Vimeo is to pump US$10 million in new funding into its on-demand service to aid content creators to work with the platform. Vimeo launched its Vimeo One Demand service a year ago and CEO Kerry Trainor described the new investment as a “broad expansion of resources to support creators”. This will include expanding its […]

Vimeo launches new Neil Labute movie day and date

Online video service Vimeo has made the new Neil Labute feature film Some Girl(s) available on its on-demand service at the same time as it is launched theatrically. The film, based on the play of the same name, stars Kristen Bell and Adam Brody and follows a successful writer (Brody) who, on the eve of […]

Vimeo launches paid-for on-demand service

Vimeo has launched a service that allows Vimeo Pro members to sell content via the video sharing site. Vimeo On Demand will allow content producers to select the price point for their programming as well as the locations in which it will be available. Vimeo said that, after transaction costs have been deducted, the revenue […]