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- Profitable after just 160 uCasters XSTREAM TV sales
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UCASTERS X STREAM TV DISTRIBUTION’S STORY
uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution was created to help rights holders maximize the payback from their work and investment.
More specifically, uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution was conceived as a solution to several persistent complaints from filmmakers and other creative rights holders about distributors in general and aggregators in particular. (“Aggregator” is the term used for a company that acts as a gatekeeper between a rights holder and a retail platform, such as iTunes, Netflix, Hulu or Cable VOD operators like Comcast, Time Warner, etc.)
The complaints surrounded 3 specific pain points:
THE TOP THREE COMPLAINTS FROM RIGHTS HOLDERS
ETERNAL REVENUE-SHARE FOR FINITE SERVICE
Aggregators (other than uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution) work on a revenue-share basis, meaning that they make money by keeping between 15% and 50% of your revenue that they collect from the retail platforms on your behalf. They take this portion of revenue for the entire term of your deal with them. The complaint from filmmakers was that while aggregators take this money “forever,” they didn’t seem to be working forever. To many, it seemed that aggregators placed their film on the platforms and then moved on.
This situation was even more frustrating for larger rights holders — production companies, sales reps, etc. — who controlled the rights to several (often dozens) of titles, and who engaged in significant marketing and grassroots outreach but lacked access to iTunes, except through revenue share entities. The shared-revenue structure has continued to frustrate these larger companies as they have been the core demand-drivers.
Now, in defense of aggregators, encoding a film, ushering it through Quality Control “QC” and having the access to place it on iTunes or Netflix or Hulu or Cable VOD or anywhere else is indeed a valuable service — and often a time-consuming one.
However, it seemed that one could put a fair price on that service that accounted for the work and value of relationships, and offer it to filmmakers cleanly, without the burden of a revenue-share. This would enable a filmmaker, production company or other rights holder to know their cash outflow in advance, and enjoy 100% of the benefit of their film’s success. So, uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution developed and adopted a flat-fee-for-service model.
LARGE DEDUCTED EXPENSES, OFTEN FOR NON-TRACEABLE MARKETING FEES
Filmmakers complained that distributors and aggregators deducted expenses that seemed unreasonable, like $4000 for encoding, or an array of costs for marketing services that the filmmaker wasn’t sure had actually been done.
Here, the opportunity was again to charge a fair price, once. So, uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution adopted a fair price. The $1595 one-time fee for placement on the uCasters XSTREAM TV platform was less than some rev-share companies charged for the encoding alone, and after only 160 sales at $9.99 on uCasters X STREAM TV, rights holders will have been entirely in profit.
Without putting too fine a point on it, it bears emphasizing: after 160 uCasters X STREAM TV sales at $9.99, a rights holder is in profit for the rest of the film’s life on uCasters X STREAM TV. Going forward, uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution charges $225 per year for account access, collection and sales stats.
To compare uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution’s model with revenue-share models, consider the illustration above. At 1000 iTunes sales (retail price $9.99), rights holders give up 174% more money under a 15% rev-share than they pay to uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution ($3,550 compared to $1595). Under a 25% rev-share, rights holders pay 228% more ($4,250). At 10,000 sales, uCasters X STREAM TV’s one-time fee doesn’t change, but a 17% rev-share deal ($15,000) now costs nearly ten times the uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution fee ($1,595), while a 25% rev-share deal costs over fifteen times more ($20,000). Obviously, at 20,000 sales, the disparity only increases.
Looking at revenue, with uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution’s flat fee, at 1000 uCasters X STREAM TV sales, rights holders are paid 65% more than they would be with a 15% rev-share deal ($5,705 vs. $3,450), and they’re paid more than twice what they’d get from a 25% deal ($5,626 vs. $2,750). At 10,000 sales, uCasters X STREAM TV clients keep $11,705 more than they would under a 15% rev-share, and $18,705 more than they would under a 25% rev-share. It makes more sense to use uCasters X STREAM TV’s platform over our competitors.
LATE PAYMENTS, AND SOMETIMES NO PAYMENT
Filmmakers complained that even after resigning themselves to a rev-share deal, and agreeing to the small payout left after expenses and revenue share deductions, they had to chase distributors and aggregators for reports and checks, and sometimes with none being sent at all.
So, uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution has decided to remove the creative accounting found with most traditional distributors. Sales reports that detail collection stats by each platform are available upon request. You choose how you want to receive your monies – either by check or PayPal payment. And you are paid at least every three months. Keeping things transparent has removed a major, time-consuming headache from our client’s lives for $225 a year.
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Even a casual follower of the distribution business knows that there are plenty of areas where it can be improved, and in plenty of ways. uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution is continuing to actively developing new methods and models to serve rights holders across a variety of platforms, from internet to cable to mobile.
With the proliferation of tools like WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and all the plugins and apps that support uCasters X STREAM TV services, it’s more possible than ever for an innovative company like uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution — to disrupt old marketing models and connect with audiences.
The key thing to understand about uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution is that it’s a powerful tool to help enterprising rights holders keep the most of their own money. The more skilled you are at connecting with audience, the more buzz that you’ve built, the better uCasters X STREAM TV Distribution’s deal works for you.
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