This Week on Livestream | October 23, 2017

Watch live as the James Beard Foundation hosts the 2017 James Beard Food Summit, the Fast Company Innovation Festival comes to 92Y, and Livestream Learn talks livestreaming cultural events.

James Beard Food Summit | James Beard Foundation
Monday, October 23
“Join leading strategists, business executives, policymakers, nonprofit directors, philanthropists, and other leaders for one of the most important, impactful, and inspiring gatherings of the year.”

Judy Collins in Conversation with Dr. Andrew Weil | 92nd Street Y
Monday, October 23
10:15 AM ET
“Join Judy Collins as she talks with natural health and healing guru Dr. Andrew Weil. She’ll share her personal story of overcoming compulsive overeating and talk about what she’s learned — so that no one else has to navigate her heart-rending path to recovery.”

The Fast Company Innovation Festival 2017 | 92nd Street Y
Tuesday, October 24
10:15 AM ET
“Taking place across New York City October 23-27, the festival will feature more than 150 dynamic events in content tracks ranging from tech to design, leadership to creativity, fashion to healthcare, and more.”

Oran Etkin’s Reimagining Benny Goodman | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Tuesday, October 24
7:30 PM ET
“Alongside two top instrumentalists — vibraphonist Steve Nelson and drummer Matt Wilson – Etkin pays homage to one of the first integrated jazz quartets to tour the country.”

Coach Lue Postgame Media Availability vs. Chicago – October 24, 2017 | Cleveland Cavaliers
Tuesday, October 24
10 PM ET
“Cavaliers Head Coach Tyronn Lue speaks with the media following Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Bulls at Quicken Loans Arena.”

Livestreaming Cultural Events: How to Engage and Grow Your Audience | Livestream Learn
Wednesday, October 25
1:30 PM ET
“Thinking about livestreaming your event but concerned that it could cannibalize ticket sales? The numbers prove otherwise: 67% of viewers are more likely to buy a ticket to a similar event after watching a live video. Jazz at Lincoln Center, a Livestream customer, has also seen an increase in ticket sales since livestreaming.”

Unhappy Hour Live | The Greene Space
Wednesday, October 25
“From professional whiner and award-winning drunk Matt Bellassai comes Unhappy Hour, the weekly podcast about all the things we love to hate. This show is the cathartic laugh we all need at the end of the week.”

Shadow of War: Behind the Scenes of the Live-Action Interactive Film | Gnomon
Thursday, October 26
12:30 AM ET
“On October 26th, Neil Huxley will be joined by Victoria Osborn, Head of CG at Moving Picture Company, for a behind-the-scenes look at how the commercial was mastered. There will be heaps of information shared, from assembling a world-class crew to shooting in the middle of a Ukrainian winter.”

IBC 2018 Recap: New hardware, software updates, and industry insights

This September, the Vimeo team was back for round two at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC). We had an amazing time joining 55,000 attendees from around the world to share the latest updates from our Livestream and OTT services.

Thousands of people stopped by the Vimeo booth, many of them checking out our Studio product line, including the popular Mevo camera, the all-in-one Studio HD550, and our new Studio One switcher and encoder. We also showcased the new features in our Studio 5 software, including the ability to use a web page as a browser source in your live stream, and add comments from Facebook or YouTube into Studio graphics.

Want to get up to speed on the latest additions and features to our Studio product line? Watch our webinar.

Insights from successful video businesses

Vimeo’s OTT service piqued the interest of many attendees, as well, in part due to great booth programming. We were thrilled to feature interviews with special guests from myriad industries, including British Telecom, action sports channel Insight TV, UKTV Play, Bollywood network Eros Now, and Ellation.

Through these conversations, it became clear that organizations and media companies are shaking off industry fads and zoning in on how to run their business effectively, plain and simple. One programming highlight came from an interview with Nate Daniels, Marketing Director at Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). A leader in faith-based programming, TBN recently transitioned their services — 32TB of video content — to Vimeo OTT in only 3 months.

Not only were they able to pull of a massive content migration on a tight deadline, but TBN garnered substantial savings by partnering with Vimeo OTT. Their use of Vimeo’s branded apps has boosted their app rating to an impressive 4.8 in a matter of months, further proving that it is not necessary to invest exorbitant amounts of money in custom features or a bespoke platform to provide a high quality app experience for viewers. We’ll be diving in to his story in an upcoming blog post; stay tuned!

Vimeo is proud to be a leader in democratizing live and on-demand OTT services for creators everywhere. Learn more about what OTT can do to monetize your live video content here.

How to engage and retain video subscription customers

Beyond programs at the booth, Vimeo also made an appearance during one of IBC’s Content Hub sessions. Vimeo’s own Kathleen Barrett, SVP of Enterprise and Head of Creator Success, presented at Growing an OTT service: How to engage and retain customers and manage expanding operations.

Speaking with other leaders in the OTT space, including executives from Integros, Paywizard, and IABM, panelists shared their insights and expertise to help content creators scale and sustain their audience, in order to succeed with OTT.

In case you missed it, watch the full session on IBC’s website to learn straight from OTT experts on how you can improve your customer experience and retention.


Interested in learning more about what Vimeo can do to help you monetize live content and grow your audience? Watch our on-demand webinar now.