One Million Users!
This just in: Over a million pairs of human eyeballs have watched or bought something on VHX. Thank you for supporting great video-makers!
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WE DID IT
STOP WHAT YOURE DOING. THERES A KITTY SWIMMING ON YOUR DASH
VICE Films has captured 90s skateboarding in all its rail-grinding, blood-spitting, meteoric-rise-and-fall glory: All This Mayhem. Legendary skaters Tas & Ben Pappas blew into the US and quickly became competition powerhouses in the 90s, coupled with a crazy lifestyle that eventually caught up with them — All This Mayhem is really a story about their intense bond as brothers.
Fans of skating, mayhem, everything in between can buy the film directly from the creators on their website.
We’re working with our friends at Kickstarter to make Film Fest 2014 an experience you can enjoy from wherever you are, all summer long. This year’s Film Fest features excerpts from animations, short films, documentaries, and more, all funded on Kickstarter. If you can’t make it to a screening in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, or London, you can still watch the entire program online, powered by VHX.
When you buy video via VHX, it’s yours to watch as many times as you want, whenever you want, forever — on whatever device. To watch on your big-screen TV, you can just download the file from VHX to your computer and transfer to a smart TV, Apple TV, or XBox via thumb drive.
But now, if you’ve got a Chromecast, it’s even easier — Rock our new Chromecast integration to stream directly to the big(ger) screen. Literally two clicks! Check out the easy setup over at support.vhx.tv.
you know it’s a good feature when it showcases This American Life.
Introducing: The Dev Blog
Tech enthusiasts, this blog’s for you: Check out our fresh new Development Blog, where we’re talking about the tech behind VHX.
Like we said when we launched VHX /Stats, we’re all for transparency and knowledge-sharing, and we hope dishing about our process stirs up an exchange of ideas in the dev community.
We’re kicking off by delving into the architecture behind our API, introducing you to our rad dev team — first up, Flatiron School alum Sagar Shah — and sharing notes on our most recent Hack Day (next one’s June 6). Check it all out at dev.vhx.tv and sign up there for email updates!
Check out the VHX Dev Blog!
MEET OUR FIRST FILMMAKER AMBASSADOR
Hi! I’m Lisanne Pajot. I’m a filmmaker, distribution consultant, and now part of the VHX team!
Along with my producing partner, James Swirsky, I made the Sundance award-winning documentary Indie Game: The Movie. We did some innovative things with audience building & distribution, and wrote about some of our strategy in a five-part case study on our website.
VHX was a big part of our initial release, and continues to be a big part the film’s digital life online, so I am thrilled to be a filmmaker ambassador at VHX. I work with filmmakers and distributors to help them become better publishers and marketers of their work online.
We’re big believers in transparency and knowledge-sharing, and it’s time to put our
moneyrevenue stats where our mouth is. Today we’re launching VHX Stats, which will update daily, so you can watch the market grow as more people sell films and video content directly to fans.
The numbers that we’re putting out into the world so far are:
- Number of titles for sale
- VHX total gross revenue
- Number of total transactions
- Number of customers who’ve bought more than one title from VHX (something we want to improve)
- Sales by geographic region