Film Distribution

A couple of interesting video/film sites are now open to the public.

In much the same way that online publishers changed the rules for writers, VHX is offering mostly the frees film distribution. Check it out:

When we launched VHX, we never imagined we’d get to work with creators like Kevin Spacey, Dave Grohl, Ira Glass, and Aziz Ansari.

We’ve been in private beta the last two years, helping distribute feature films, documentaries, TV shows, comedy specials, concerts, lectures and more. We’ve helped launch Camp Takota, Upstream Color, Mistaken for Strangers, the Oscar-nominated The Act of Killing, and many more. VHX now has over 300 titles available for sale, over $3M in gross transactions, and almost 500,000 customers worldwide.

And we are so excited for our next moves.

VHX is now open to the public. Anyone can sign up and start selling immediately. Our internet-video-shaped doors are wide open:

We are lowering our pricing. VHX is free to sign up and use, and we charge just 10% + $0.50 per transaction (down from 15-20%). No extra charges for credit card processing or anything – that’s everything. Transparency? Transparency. If you’re an existing publisher this pricing will be effective as of March 1st.

Anything that used to be sold on DVD can be sold on VHX.

At the other end of the distribution spectrum is Popcorn Time, a streaming torrent site currently in beta. As they claim:

Watch torrent movies instantly. Currently in Beta, but go ahead and try it! 1

There you have (on the 25th anniversary of the birthing of the innernetz) the perfect example of the frustratingly beautiful dichotomy of the webz.

And so it goes.

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  1. No, Virginia – the site is NOT legal, hence Popcorn Time’s tongue in cheek disclaimer: “Downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in your country. Use at your own risk.”

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