Subscription Billing Blog

The Impact of OTT on the Future of TV

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Digital Media Wire’s “Future of TV” is just around the corner. Our CEO, Gene Hoffman, was invited to be a panelist for: “OTT Delivery: The Future of the Virtual Multi-system operators (MSOs).” This panel will discuss the emergence of new business models for third-party distributors, television networks and competing operators as MSOs begin to untether broadband pipes from the subscription television consumer product. In advance of the conference, Clark Buckner with TechnologyAdvice, interviewed Gene regarding his perspective on the conference, the future of TV/video/content, the disruptive subscription market and the role that Vindicia plays. The full podcast is available below,…

Best Practices are Exponentially Impactful

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We continuously evaluate business best practices and those companies that incorporate them into their business models.  I was recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal article Startups Uber and Airbnb Court Business Travelers. “There’s no reason to rent a car anymore…Between the car rental, the gas and the overnight parking at your hotel, UberX is tremendously less expensive.” Airbnb and Uber have challenged the way that we look at hotels and taxis/car rental.  They have created opportunities and continue to evaluate them to create “frictionless” transactions for their customers, such as the recent addition of corporate tools.  At Vindicia we have…

Aereo – Time Shifting – Just Not the Time Shifting Everyone Was Expecting

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Aereo lost in the Supreme Court today. There will be broad headlines, but actually the decision was narrow and had to be — and that’s important. Today’s ruling attempts to not reach to whether a delayed version of Aereo violates the Copyright Act.In that sense, Aereo may evolve to a service that lets you DVR over the air broadcasts and watch those from the cloud after they’re fully recorded. That would fill an important niche in the ecosystem for those who want to free themselves from their cable or satellite television bill. But that’s not the most important time shifting issue. The…

Introduction to Amazon Payments on the Vindicia Platform

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How would you like to pay? Now accepting Amazon Payments.Last week we posted a bit of a teaser – that team Vindicia had been working in cahoots with Amazon to help them build a better subscription payment model. Well, today, we’re rolling out a new option that makes life easier for our clients and their customers. Now, with a single login to Amazon Payments, consumers can take care of any recurring payment for subscriptions.Why does this matter? Because until now, you could only pay for subscriptions with Amazon Payments for Amazon services — like Prime or Kindle. No more. We worked with…

Amazon Payments and Vindicia

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The subscription billing space really sits at the intersection of ecommerce and online payments. It comes as no surprise, then, to see a giant like Amazon expanding their commitment in this space. What’s been really cool is how Vindicia has been playing a role in their recent moves behind the scenes.Several months ago, one of our clients approached us and asked if we would support Amazon payments. We get inquiries like this all the time- would we support the payment method or that one- but we only take on projects where we think there will be significant market adoption. After…