Video streaming service Vimeo’s repositioning as a largely B2B-focused operation seemed to be a positive thing for artists and labels, giving them a white-label alternative to YouTube for putting out […]
We last wrote about video streaming service Vimeo in November 2020, when it raised $150m in a new funding round, as parent company IAC mulled a spin-off for the service. Now […]
Video streaming service Vimeo may be spinning off as an independent company within parent group IAC. The news was revealed as IAC also announced that Vimeo had raised $150m in a new funding round, from Thrive Capital and GIC.
A letter to shareholders from IAC boss Joey Levin outlined Vimeo’s journey from being a (smaller) YouTube rival, to more of a B2B platform for brands and companies using video.
“Prior to the pandemic, we were steadily proving Vimeo’s fit in the market. Organic bookings growth consistently accelerated last year from 11% in Q1’19 to 27% in Q4’19 as we began to expand from our filmmaker roots to a broader audience of small businesses and large enterprises,” he wrote.
“Then the pandemic hit, and that acceleration exploded to 41% in Q1, 79% in Q2, and 56% in the most recent quarter.” More than 3,500 business clients are currently using Vimeo.
It’s a long time since, scale-wise, Vimeo was in anywhere near the same league as YouTube in the video-streaming world. Still, the company – now owned by media group IAC […]
We reported last week on Dailymotion’s plans for a relaunch with music as one of its key pillars. Now one of its rivals, Vimeo, is tearing up its own plans to strike out in a new direction.
Last November, Vimeo said it was planning to launch a subscription video-streaming service based on original shows, to play in the same waters as Netflix, Hulu and YouTube Red.
“Vimeo has the once-in-a-generation opportunity to, following in Netflix’s footsteps, deliver compelling subscription viewing experiences for consumers in the market for pay TV,” said interim CEO Joey Levin at the time.
The search for alternatives (or, more accurately, complementary channels) to YouTube goes on for multi-channel networks (MCNs) like Maker Studios. The Disney-owned network has already launched its own site to […]
Vevo’s latest partnership is with visual social network Pinterest, whose users can now ‘pin’ videos from Vevo’s catalogue. The global deal makes Vevo the third online video service to integrate […]
YouTube’s Content ID system for identifying licensed music and enabling rightsholders to file takedowns, take over the advertising or leave it be has been in place for a long time. […]
Our cover feature looks at the obstacles facing the ticketing industry as it attempts to move itself onto mobile. The desktop ticketing experience has not evolved in years and the mobile version is too cumbersome to be truly considered fit for purpose. But a new breed of services have been chipping away at the edges and now the dominant players are also making huge strides to get their (mobile) house in order.
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