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Latest Articles on Subscription Payment Services

Traditional Tech Won’t Help New Subscription Billing Models

Date: Jan 20, 2016

PaymentsSource. By Doug Smith. Subscription billing is now mainstream. Savvy consumers are happily paying small monthly subscription fees for their favorite products rather than forking over a big up-front payment. As traditional billing technology becomes outdated and ineffective, companies need to investigate modern subscription billing services that can help them leverage multiple sales channels, gain a better understanding of customers and maximize revenue. That’s the prescription—or subscription—for success in today’s world of e-commerce. People are embracing subscriptions for a wide variety of services. For instance, I subscribe to a service called Blue Apron, which delivers a box of groceries to…

Watch This Space: Big Change for Media In 2016

Date: Jan 14, 2016

Media Daily News. By Gene Hoffman. The digital media landscape is undergoing a tectonic shift. Cable and broadcast growth is declining, while over-the-top (OTT) gains steam. The way we consume media is changing dramatically, with traditional content delivery models being blown to bits. Here are predictions for digital media in 2016: 1. More players will enter the OTT space. 2016 will be the year of second-generation OTT providers, as heavy hitters like Apple, Facebook, Google and possibly even Microsoft get into the game. Amazon will rise from a second-string player in the OTT market to a serious contender. It is…

BBC Worldwide Picks Vindicia Payment Tech for VoD Store

Date: Dec 17, 2015

TVBEurope. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has chosen Vindicia’s CashBox solution to manage ecommerce on BBC Store. The Corporation announced the new direct-to-consumer retail platform last month, which enables audiences to buy and keep BBC TV programs. Vindicia manages subscription billing services for a number of clients, including Bloomberg and Vimeo. BBC Worldwide decided to redesign its ecommerce platform in line with the new service launch. Vindicia’s CashBox will form the payment platform and ensure BBC Worldwide can process payments, allowing customers to credit their e-wallet and view previous purchases. BBC Store will be integrated with the…

Online Video Competition Poised to Turn up Asia Subscription Economy

Date: Nov 25, 2015

Subscription services provider, Vindicia, believes the upcoming entrance of Netflix into several Asian markets will heat up competition and see the introduction of more over-the-top video services. ZDNet. Subscription may be a dirty word for content proponents who believe the industry should be free of walled gardens, but this business model is touted to offer valuable insights and a way to build better customer relations. Asia’s online video space, in particular is set to heat up with Netflix expanding its presence into the region including Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan where its services will launch in early-2016. It…

nScreenNoise – 3 SVOD Billing Pitfalls and How to Fix Them

Date: Nov 18, 2015

nScreenMedia. Making money with online video services is challenging at the best of times. Here are three pitfalls operators often fall into that can be easily avoided. Content providers tightly control their product’s windowing strategy to optimize revenue. For example, sometimes they decide to release a new film or movie in one region, and hold it back from another. According to Mr. Hoffman this is teaching the biggest fans of the content to steal it rather than wait. He says it is much better to make it available earlier, at a hefty premium. For many of the most ardent fans…