TFC Members: please also see the Digital Distribution Guide for more information about these and other platforms.
This page will be updated regularly to reflect new and updated information.
The following platforms are options for offering VOD on your film’s site. For DIYers as well as filmmakers with existing distribution deals who have retained the right to sell and stream their film off their website(s).
|Quiver is run by Premiere Digital. It is basically our flat-fee service, minus our guidance through the process.||If you are interested in finding out more about Quiver, please approach them directly.|
|TFC has connected many filmmakers to Distrify, as it was one of the first DIY platforms to emerge. They offer streaming and downloading through their player, as well as Facebook integration, for a low monthly fee. A streaming-only solution is also available with no monthly fee. You can also ask your fans to embed your film’s player on their sites and blogs.||For streaming and downloading, you need to sign up for at least the Pro plan at $20/month. Rev share is 70/30 or higher, and you can earn an extra 5% if you are an affiliate. You can also sell your own DVDs through Distrify.|
|Much like TFC, VHX champions films that they believe in and encourages a "be everywhere" approach. This is evident from the fact that many of the sites they have worked on feature not just VHX’s VOD and DTO serivce, but all the ways it is possible to for audiences to consume the film, including platforms that were arranged by other aggregators. Unlike Distrify, their download service provides DRM-free downloads, rather than require a proprietary player. They also help with SEO optimization and marketing.||No setup costs or monthly fees. 80/20 split minus bandwidth fees (which they claim is 6-10%). They don’t just offer an embeddable player; they help filmmakers expand their website to include a “buy” navigation tab that seemlessly integrates the trailer, as well as streaming and downloading, into your film’s website. article|
|YouTube has also started to offer YouTube Movies, which may or may not be tied Google Play. We are stil investigating. Stay tuned.||TFC members can place their film on YouTube Rentals for free. Available in US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, India, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Estonia, Japan, Korea. Price and rental duration are adjustable. Split is 50/50 but there is a $100 payment threshold. The overlap between YouTube Rentals and YouTube Movies is unclear. Customer support is really poor, so we are not recommending this to filmmakers until the dust settles.|
If you have a domestic distribution deal, Amazon may already be taken. For Vimeo, you can either geolocate the territories that are taken or carve out rights for Vimeo On Demand with your distributor(s).
|U.S. only. There are two ways to get your film onto Amazon VOD. If you sign up for our flat-fee program, we recommend having the lab that QC’d the file for iTunes take that file and transcode/submit it to Amazon. Using this method will allow you to submit 1080p HD files. Cost is $200 and Split is 50/50 but pricing is fixed. A second method would be to submit directly to Amazon yourself through their CreateSpace program, although they currently only accept regular DVDs as masters. Note this is separate from Amazon Prime, which is SVOD.|
|A Vimeo Pro membership ($199 annually) is required, and the split is 90/10 and the price is adjustable. Watch TFC’s Director of Digital Marketing Strategy Sheri Candler talk about Vimeo On Demand.|
|This platform is unique in that it encourages a “social window” to find and engage your audience before your traditional digital window. Chill can service just the social window, or you can choose to also have them service the traditional digital window. Crowdfunding integration is also built in, which offers you a way to service your obligations to your Kickstarter or Indiegogo backers.
This platform ceased operations in 2014.
|Global VOD platform fully integrated into Facebook. Geolocking and subtitle functionalities. Every time someone watches the film it appears in the news feed so friends can discover it.||Very slick and attractive interface. Rev share is 70/30. F|
|Geolocking and subtitle functionalities. Every time someone watches the film it appears in the news feed so friends can discover it.||There is no charge for your first movie, as long as you have over 1000 Facebook fans.|