Saturday, January 31, 2015

Jason Kilar’s Vessel Hoping To Make Waves In Online Video

The biggest question for Vessel, though, is how many of the people who like to watch short videos are the kind of people who will pay $3 a month for early access.

Vessel won’t benefit from one of YouTube’s greatest strengths, the incredibly viral spread of popular videos, says Brett Sappington, director of research at Parks Associates, which surveys online viewers regularly. “While a video can go viral on YouTube and can be watched by anyone, Vessel’s pay wall will likely prevent a video from being watched by anyone that is not a subscriber,” he said, according to the report.

Vessel is backed by more than $75 million from the venture capital firms Benchmark, Greylock Partners and Bezos Expeditions, the investment instrument of Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.

From the article "Jason Kilar’s Vessel Hoping To Make Waves In Online Video" by Eli Horn.

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