DaCast provides a complete monetization interface with every account that is created. No additional sign up or delay, these capabilities are available immediately to monetize with Pay Per Views, and subscriptions that viewers can purchase from inside the video player. Video ad servers can also be integrated into accounts to provide advertising monetization.
After signing up for a free DaCast account, everything is included to allow broadcasters to begin monetizing right out of the box by placing their content behind a paywall. This includes support for diverse payment options that are handled through an included merchant account.
When monetizing with DaCast there is:
After signing up, streams can be instantly set up to start earning money from paywalls.
DaCast offers a Pay-in-Play payment system that makes it perfect to quickly handle viewer transactions done for PPV content. This can be accomplished right in the Player so the purchaser does not have to exit the viewer which might reduce conversions. Rates and viewing windows are designated by the broadcaster. For example a broadcaster could charge $5 for one hour of access, $10 for a full day of access, the conditions are selectable and payment options can be combined to upsell content to viewers.
The ability to select a start time for Pay Per Views also allows for timed releases for on demand content with a presale window, that can also be applied to live channels and streams as well.
Similar to pay per views, subscription packages can be set up for streaming content. Unlike PPVs, subscription content can be quickly set up for longer windows of access such as weekly, monthly or longer. Similar to PPV, though, this content can also be quickly purchased from the Pay-in-Play system through credit card or PayPal to get viewers watching as quickly as possible and maximize conversion rates.
For lower involvement monetization, advertisements can be attached to content to generate revenue based on the number of viewers. Although not directly handled in your DaCast account, public APIs are available to help you integrate advertisements into a third party video player to take advantage of DaCast’s secure, CDN delivery capability.
DaCast offers a monetizing solution for previously recorded VOD streaming content, alongside a compelling method to monetize live material.
The sense of urgency and viewers being among the first to watch makes it easy to bill live broadcasts as premium streaming content.
Monetization is available for all accounts, including trial accounts, except for Starter Streaming Plans.
The rich monetization options offered through DaCast are also available through a white label service that makes it easy to obscure DaCast’s involvement. This is true for every step of the process, except credit card statements and receipts which show DaCast. Streaming content through DaCast is not only transparent, but also highly secure for purchasing content with SSL encryption from a secure hosting platform.