We Recommend Zoi.TV
At VisualStudio.tv we utilize a new video streaming service called Zoi.tv, its a high powered solution for global streaming which uses CDN and Apple’s proprietary video encoding to power up to 4k video experiences.
We love them for the ability to maintain creative ownership of our video assets, so in comparison to other streaming services that may be free to use, you must release your content to them once you upload it.
Zoi Expanded – for large-scale users
Zoi.tv works for large scale users in their expanded service offering premium features, such as branded OTT, payment processing, and easy backend/dashboard interface included within the account. Their primary feature is their branded OTT (Over The Top TV) your own branded video channel, sort of a private youtube, where you can sell your videos in a rental or pay-per-view format or by paid subscriptions. You make 100%* (minus any transaction fees charged by the payment processor selected) of whatever you charge and only ever pay Zoi.tv’s current reasonable rates for file storage and bandwidth used on a monthly basis, there is also a one-time setup fee.
Zoi Marketplace – for small-scale or non-tech savvy users
For smaller video producers who still want to charge for their work, they offer something called Zoi.tv Marketplace, which is a community OTT, where your video can appear in the public channel for viewing, (you can also set it to private). Here you can set your video to be viewed for free, or set rental fees and make the same 100% less any payment processing charges. You don’t have to be a tech wiz as the fine folks at zoi.tv will actually upload and encode your video for you, set your price, and connect your payment system (currently Stripe or PayPal). All you need to do is pay the one-time setup fee, along with monthly bandwidth and file storage.
Obviously the service is meant for folks who want to charge fees for video, or are concerned about retaining complete ownership over their content.
You can learn more about their service by visiting their website here: www.zoivideo.com