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Vimeo reveals OTT stats

Vimeo’s white label OTT platform now has 3.6 million subscribers across hundreds of services, with more than half of users watching videos via Vimeo-powered apps, according to the video platform provider. Vimeo’s ‘2018 OTT Revolution’ report looked at the viewing patterns of subscribers on the Vimeo OTT platform – a solution that lets Vimeo customers launch […]

Vimeo names new CEO

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform and operating business of IAC, has appointed Anjali Sud as chief executive officer. Sud was previously general manager and senior vice president of Vimeo’s flagship creator business. She has taken over the role from Vimeo’s interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains chief executive of IAC. Levin had taken on […]

Vimeo kills SVOD plan

Vimeo has killed the long-gestating plan to launch a subscription VOD service, and axed its content development team as a result. The IAC-owned video-sharing site had previously said it wanted to “follow in the footsteps of Netflix”, but those aspirations are now over. “Vimeo has confirmed that it has decided not to proceed in offering […]

Vimeo adds BBC Worldwide, All3Media titles

Vimeo has agreed content partnerships with TV distributor All3media International and the BBC’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide. Through the deals, a range of comedy, drama, and documentary titles will be available as part of Vimeo’s global transactional video-on-demand store. The first All3Media International content to be released on Vimeo includes all four seasons of comedy […]

Vimeo strikes TV4 SVOD deal

Warner Bros.-backed TV4 has struck a deal with Vimeo that will see the latter power more than 20 of TV4 Entertainment’s direct-to-consumer SVOD channels. The first five channels to go live will be: All Warrior Network, car channel Motorland, the ‘great outdoors’-themed Gone TV, fighting channel Blackbelt TV, and documentary channel DocCom TV. The warrior-themed […]

A first-timer’s (re)view of MIPCOM

So Drive made its virgin trip to MIPCOM as a distributor this week; full disclosure, we have been travelling to Cannes as a presales and co-pro agent since 2013, however this market we launched our finished programme catalogue and joined the company of several new distributors in this newly evolved world of rights exploitation. In one sense […]

Vimeo debuts TV Store with Lionsgate onboard

Vimeo has launched a new transactional TV store, with Lionsgate and Starz the first partners to come on board to provide content to the service. Vimeo TV Store launched at MIPCOM yesterday, and the service is designed to let premium studios sell their shows on a pay-per view basis to viewers in more than 150 countries around […]

Rights Tracker launching new screenings system

Rights Tracker will launch a new cloud-based screening service for distributors, Assetry Screen, at MIPCOM. The company has specialised in online rights management systems and is pitching the new service as a tool for distributors who want to have their own branded screenings services, offering a greater degree of control and feedback than the likes […]

Vimeo claims victory in EMI legal battle

A US appeals court has ruled in favour of Vimeo in a legal battle between the online video service and EMI. The court said Vimeo was not infringing copyright law by unknowingly hosting videos that had older music contained within them. The case was hinged on the Digital Millenium Copyright Act and how it is […]

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 […]

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