Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Open Pay-Per-View On Ustream

Ustream Mobile Live

Open Pay-Per-View and Ad-Free Broadcasting Coming Soon to Ustream Users:
Ustream Open PPV will allow any Ustream broadcaster to apply directly to Ustream for the ability to charge viewers for content. Once a broadcaster is approved for Ustream’s Open PPV program, they will be able to monetize their content via PayPal payments. Let’s say you host a weekly show, such as a music show, a cooking show or a conference on Ustream, but you decide to produce an episode with special content – such as high-profile guests or a private lesson. As an approved Ustream Open PPV user you’ll be able to charge your viewers to watch the premium content. And, voila – pay-per-view is democratized and broadcasters have a chance to attract some of Ustream’s 45 million monthly viewers.

Ustream’s Open PPV program is now available to a few Ustream-selected broadcasters, but we will soon open the doors to applications from the user community and announce special PPV content from Ustream and our partners. Please sign up here to be notified about the application process or submit your request for your own PPV show.
Just got my authorization email.

I'm going through the sign up process.

Some interesting facts:

Revenue Share and Payment
In consideration of the rights granted hereunder, the parties will share revenue generated from the sale of Access Codes to your Events as follows: All legitimate cash receipts actually received by Ustream from the sale of Access Codes (either Pay Per View or VOD) to the Event, less refunds or charge backs related to the sale of Access Codes (“Pay Per View Revenue”) will be split as follows:
Fifty Percent (50%) of Pay Per View Revenue to you, and
Fifty Percent (50%) of Pay Per View Revenue to Ustream.

Your equipment for purposes of generating and uploading Event Content to the Services will meet the following technical specifications:
1. Dedicated LAN line with a minimum upload bandwidth of 1 mbps.
2. USB compatible or firewire compatible video camera or video feed into a video graphics card.
3. No webcam use unless explicitly agreed to by Ustream.
4. External-powered microphone or powered audio source into computer line.
5. Computer manufactured no earlier than three years prior to the Event.

Use Ustream Producer or Flash Media Encoder in compliance with the instructions at:

Ustream may change these specifications form at any time.

I'll have try a PPV event to test this out.

Hmm... What should it be?

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