This Week on Livestream | October 30, 2017

Watch live as The Culinary Institute of America presents reThink Food 2017, Ta-Nehisi Coates visits the Free Library of Philadelphia, and Roxane Gay, Mona Chollet, and Camille Morineau explore body image at Festival Albertine.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy press conference | Green Bay Packers
Tuesday, October 31
12 PM ET
“Watch Head Coach Mike McCarthy take questions from the media.”

WQXR presents Midday Masterpieces | The Greene Space
Wednesday, November 1
“Take a respite from your busy workday with a free concert presented by WQXR.”

reThink Food 2017 | The Culinary Institute of America
Wednesday, November 1
6:45 PM ET
“This three-day conference invites chefs and other food industry leaders, academics, and innovators to join The Culinary Institute of America for networking opportunities, cutting-edge research that widens perspectives, and business-friendly solutions.”

Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century | UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Wednesday, November 1
8:10 PM ET
“Panelists will discuss California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.”

Ta-Nehisi Coates | We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy | Author Events
Thursday, November 2
7:30 PM ET
“The Free Library of Philadelphia presents Ta-Nehisi Coates in conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition.”

Festival Albertine: Body: Image vs. Reality | Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Thursday, November 3
“Roxane Gay, Mona Chollet, and Camille Morineau explore the struggle to reclaim the integrity of the female body and various representations that reject its objectification and oppression.”

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit | Cornell University
Friday, November 3
10 AM ET
“Cornell University presents Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit: the exciting promise of combustive collaboration and magnetic ideas.”

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.