Vimeo Previews Upcoming Pay-to-view Service With Six Movies

Today, Vimeo opened the preview phase of its upcoming pay-to-view service with the release of six movies. This slate of 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.  

Viewers 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, popular connected TVs with Vimeo’s apps and many others.
The movies cover a range of topics, from Javier Bardem’s passion project Sons of the Clouds addressing human rights in the Western Sahara, to an exploration of the trials and tribulations of the creative process through the eyes of artist Wayne White in Beauty is Embarrassing.  In addition to empowering both established and emerging creators, Vimeo’s pay-to-view service promises to bring even more 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,” said Vimeo CEO, Kerry Trainor.  “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.
The full list of movies includes:
Compelling documentary that brings to light the political and human rights issues facing the people of the Western Sahara.
Director: Alvaro Longoria
Price: $5.00
Access period: 1 week
Availability: US & Canada
Documentary that takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous.
Director: Brian Knappenberger
Price: $4.99 Access
Period: 48 hours
Availability: US
A funny, irreverent, joyful and inspiring documentary featuring the life and current times of one of America’s most important artists, Wayne White.
Director: Neil Berkeley
Price: $5.00 Access
Period: 1 week
Availability: Worldwide
Action sports film featuring Tom Wallisch and Parker White (among others) skiing on both mountains and in urban areas in places like the dark northern landscapes of Scandinavia, Alaska, Japan and British Columbia.
Director: Josh Berman/ Level 1 Productions
Price: $5.00
Access Period: 30 days
Availability: Worldwide
Explores  some of the world's most remote mountain terrain while continuing Jones' mission to camp deep in the backcountry and on the summits of unridden lines to access nearly vertical spines and wide-open powder fields.
Director: Teton Gravity Research Price: $9.00
Access Period: Two months
Availability: Worldwide
Captures both the once-in-a-lifetime event of LCD Soundsystem’s last concert and serves as an intimate portrait of front man James Murphy as he navigates the 48 hours surrounding the show.
Director: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern
Price: $6.99 in UK
Terms: 72 hour access
Availability: UK
For more information about Vimeo’s new pay-to-view service and how to view the movies, please visit vimeo.com/movies.  To view the launch video or the blog post, please visit, https://vimeo.com/53099696 and https://vimeo.com/blog/post:532
About Vimeo
Vimeo® is the home for high-quality videos and the people who love them. Vimeo’s 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 85MM each month. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI)
Jessica Casano-Antonellis
Vimeo
jessica@vimeo.com
About Vimeo
Vimeo is home to the world’s most imaginative video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. Vimeo empowers creators with professional tools to host, share and sell videos in the highest quality possible, along with a powerful platform to get discovered and reach audiences in over 150 countries on nearly every Internet-connected device.
Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, Inc. is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Learn more at www.vimeo.com.

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