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If people are willing to give you money for something you’re doing anyway, you’d be crazy not to take it, right?  Many of you produce brilliant, original content that people really love—love enough to pay a fee to access it.  Comments and shares are great when you’re creating video content to support your business, but when video content is your business, what you need is a paywall.

Which is why vzaar has partnered with MPP Global Solutions.  vzaar is a video hosting service, not a payment processor, so when vzaar clients began asking more frequently for guidance on setting up paywalls, we sought out the people who do that best.   MPP processes payments for some of the biggest media sites out there and is a perfect fit for vzaar clients.  We recommend any vzaar member looking to secure videos behind a paywall to pair MPP’s services with vzaar.

In order to gate your content, simply upload your videos to vzaar as you normally do.  Make sure your videos are set to private(they are by default, but you may have edited your security settings), and  we recommend using our domain control feature to restrict plays to your own domain as an additional security measure.  Once you’ve embedded the video on your site, you can add a paywall by setting up an “ePayment page” with MPP.  When your customers  hit this page, they’ll be required to enter their payment details in before they can continue on to watch your videos.  While this page will be hosted by MPP, it’s fully customizable and it will appear like an extension of your own site.  They use session specific keys to ensure that your video page remains  inaccessible until payment is provided.  Whether you’d like to setup a subscription model or charge for individual plays, MPP has options for you.  The result is completely secure video content that makes you money.

If you have any questions about how to setup a paywall, reach out to MPP, or get in touch with us , and we can help  you get started monetizing all that really great video content you’ve created.

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Content providers to profit from vzaar’s partnership with MPP Global Solutions.

April 10, 2012. Top video hosting platform vzaar is pleased to announce a new partnership with MPP Global Solutions, the media industry’s leading payment services and eCommerce solution.  The partnership will make it easier for online video producers and distributors to gate and profit from original content.

Content producers can use MPP’s eSuite to create a paywall on their site, requiring viewers to pay a fee before receiving access to high-quality videos hosted by vzaar.  Both MPP’s eSuite and vzaar’s player were designed to blend into any web environment, ensuring a seamless customer experience with every transaction.

vzaar offers secure quality video hosting and streaming, totally customizable video players, and video marketing tools to a variety of online businesses with very different requirements.  The demand for an easy and elegant paywall solution has been increasing steadily amongst content producing clients.

“This partnership allows us to provide a solution to the growing number of vzaar customers eager to monetize their content,” says vzaar CEO Stephen McCluskey.  “MPP Global Solutions is the leader in online payment technology, and they were the obvious first choice for easy and secure checkouts for our clients.  We’re thrilled to partner with MPP and help our members profit from their original content.”

Paul Johnson, CEO of MPP Global Solutions said: “Partnering with vzaar to help video producers to monetize their content online is another fantastic announcement which demonstrates MPP’s commitment to providing the most advanced and broadly integrated media payment services.”

“Having spent the last decade continually advancing our eSuite payment products specifically for the media and entertainment sectors, we are perfectly positioned to help vzaar’s customers to drive revenues for their content and we are very excited about this announcement.”

About vzaar

vzaar is the go-to video hosting and distribution platform for businesses large and small. vzaar’s refreshingly easy to use interface intuitively formats video content for audiences across the globe, ensuring it’s playable on every device on the planet. Built expressly for professionals with a service or product to promote, vzaar comes preloaded with all the customization, security and analytical tools needed to get the job done – with no distracting bells and whistles. Founded in 2007, vzaar is based out of London, UK, although you’d never guess it by the variety of accents found in the office. Over 50% of vzaar’s business clients are based in the US.

About MPP Global Solutions

MPP Global Solutions are the provider of Payment Services and eCommerce Solutions to the Media and Entertainment Industries.

With well over a decade’s experience providing advanced universal and secure eCommerce Payment Solutions MPP offers a breadth of payment functionality which has helped to attract such high profile clients as BSkyB, News International, Philips and Universal Music Group.

Together with being fully compliant with PCI-DSS and regulated to process, store or transmit payment details means MPP Global Solutions are a name to trust.

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Getty Images picks the vzaar video platform for the 2012 Mishmash Music/Video/Remix competition

Jan 25, 2012 – vzaar, one of the world’s most respected professional online video platforms, today announced they have been selected to power the 2012 Getty Images Mishmash music video remix competition. The Mishmash competition offers film and music creatives from around the world complete creative freedom to produce their own short video using a wealth of Getty Images’ content from across its entire portfolio, including video, music and imagery. Participants are encouraged to weave their own original content into the mix and create some truly compelling content.

Using vzaar’s quick and easy video uploader, film makers will post their video to the Mishmash site in real time, where it will be open to critique from both the public and a panel of industry pros.  vzaar encoders ensure that videos in virtually every codec, format, frame size, and rate will be accepted.

In previous years, Getty Images self-hosted video entries to the Mishmash competition.  This year they decided to seek out a professional video hosting platform in an effort to enhance user experience.  The Mishmash team considered a number of video platforms, but with exceptional performance and stellar client support as top priorities, vzaar was the obvious choice.  vzaar and Getty Images joined forces to  build easy to use custom features and a unique design that keeps contestants and viewers alike fully engaged with the Mishmash microsite.

“Our goal is to offer a video platform that allows creatives total control and is above all easy to integrate with their video projects.” says Ian Snead, VP Sales & Marketing for vzaar.  “This partnership with Getty Images demonstrates how vzaar successfully makes the web video process as simple as possible.  We handle the behind the scene technology challenges of compression format conversions, as well as facilitating distribution, and sharing, enabling the creative professional do what they do best – tell an engaging story that tugs at our heats, stimulates our minds, and amazes our eyes.”

“We have enlisted vzaar to do all the heavy lifting for our Mishmash contest and minisite,” says Gillesz Schippers, Marketing Manager, Getty Images.  “vzaar provides an easy to use submission platform for Mishmash participants, enabling them to upload videos in almost any format, image size and frame shape, with  vzaar technology transforming the files so they appear in the right format on our microsite.  An additional benefit is that once the video entry is posted, it is easy for site visitors to find and watch the various video entries, as well as share them through social media.”

 

About vzaar

vzaar is the go-to video hosting and distribution platform for businesses large and small. vzaar’s refreshingly easy to use interface intuitively formats video content for audiences across the globe, ensuring it’s playable on every device on the planet. Built expressly for professionals with a service or product to promote, vzaar comes preloaded with all the customization, security, and analytical tools needed to get the job done – with no distracting bells and whistles. Founded in 2007, vzaar is based out of London, UK, although you’d never guess it by the variety of accents found in the office.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music.  Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content.  Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites.  Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.co.uk to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

 

 

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August 17, 2011, London, UK – vzaar, (http://www.vzaar.com) a leading video hosting platform for business, today announced that they have partnered with Volusion, the leading provider of shopping cart software and ecommerce services for online merchants.

vzaar provides professional web hosting and distribution services to a wide gamut of businesses – from small online mom & pop eRetailers to large, international companies with both online and brick & mortar divisions.

“Web video and eCommerce are powerful partners for generating online sales and profits,” says Stephen McCluskey, CEO of vzaar. “Companies like vzaar and Volusion do the heavy lifting of web infrastructure and let the online retailer do what they do best: develop and market products and services.”

Volusion helps online businesses succeed by providing the most innovative, user-friendly ecommerce software available. Volusion’s partners provide assistance, software and guidance for businesses of all sizes and types, located anywhere in the world.

“This partnership makes a lot of sense for our customers,”James Booker, Business Development Manager at Volusion says.

“Video is quickly becoming one of the most important and effective ways for online retailers to sell and market their products and services. By incorporating vzaar’s industry-leading video hosting and distribution technology within our ecommerce solution, we are adding yet another important tool to help our customers succeed in the extremely competitive online marketing space.”

About Volusion
Volusion is the leader in ecommerce solutions for online businesses. For more than a decade, tens of thousands of companies have used Volusion to succeed online, including market leaders such as 3M, Nalgene, Oregon Ducks and Motorola. For more information about Volusion, please visit http://www.volusion.com.

About vzaar
vzaar is the leading online video hosting platform for eCommerce sites of all sizes and market segments. The vzaar service provides a cost effective and highly scalable video hosting service to thousands of companies worldwide. The easy to use online video management dashboard and a highly experienced sales support team allow businesses to publish video online fast. Founded in 2007, vzaar has its Headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

For more information visit http://vzaar.com

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Mark Shapiro
SRS Tech PR
mshapiro@srs-techpr.com
1 619 249 7742

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Modern eCommere Sites Are Increasingly Relying on Video

London, UK –August 8, 2011- Powa, the world’s only 100% secure content and commerce PCI level 1 compliant platform has partnered with vzaar, the leading online video hosting platform for eCommerce and business video, to provide a total integrated solution for web businesses of all sizes.

“Online Video has become an essential aspect of eCommerce and online marketing,” says Stephen McCluskey, CEO of vzaar and online marketing expert. “Nothing sells better than video – online customers want to see the product in action, they want to know how it works and what it does. Nothing does that better than web video.”

eCommerce video keeps visitors on the site longer, enhances the online shopping experience and increases customer engagement. In addition, video supports SEO, increasing ranking within search engine results.

“Our clients, online marketers of all types and sizes, have told us that their customers love video. They have found that customers who watch the videos first are much more informed and much more ready to buy,” states Steve Emecz, VP Business Development of Powa. “In addition to increasing overall sales, there is an accompanying reduction in customer service and sales calls – fewer basic calls asking about how the products work and what they do.”

Internet Retailer Magazine reported that visitors who view product videos are 85% more likely to buy than visitors who do not. Comscore has said

“Retail site visitors who view video stay two minutes longer on average and are 64% more likely to purchase than other site visitors.”

“We are very happy with the results of video on our Powa powered websites,” says Mark Stewart, CEO of Stewart Golf (www.stewartgolf.co.uk). “We started using video to show how our lines of motorized golf trolleys operate. The results have been astonishing. Golfers see it in action and then want to buy it!” See Case Study here: (http://vzaar.com/casestudy/stewartgolf )

Mark adds that “The Powa platform itself is easy to use and has provided us with a massive amount of flexibility, we have full control of content, can easily manage sales and it’s SEO friendly too. We’ve seen substantial sales growth, more traffic to our site and much better conversion rates. We wanted a really professional high-end design for our new site. We are delighted! Our new website is fantastic, we are seeing great sales results and our new site certainly is helping Stewart Golf achieve it’s long term objectives. We’d be delighted to recommend Powa and vzaar.”

More about Powa

Powa is dedicated to providing businesses with affordable, easy-to-use tools and services that help them tap into their major sales channel, the web. Powa is a complete, infinitely scalable solution that enables businesses to eliminate the hassle of web development, infrastructure and maintenance from the business equation. No development costs or upgrade worries. No more hosting, maintenance or security concerns as Powa is the world’s only 100% secure content and commerce platform – PCI DSS Level 1. Online marketers can concentrate all their expertise, budget and resources on what they do best – publishing, marketing and selling their products and services.

About vzaar
vzaar is the leading online video hosting platform for eCommerce sites of all sizes and market segments. The vzaar service provides a cost effective and highly scalable video hosting service to thousands of companies worldwide. The easy to use online video management dashboard and a highly experienced sales support team allow businesses to publish video online fast. Founded in 2007, vzaar has its Headquarters in London, United Kingdom.

For more information visit http://vzaar.com and http://powa.com

Press Contact
Mark Shapiro
SRS Tech PR
mshapiro@srs-techpr.com
1 619 249 7742

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