Can a Pay-Per-View Video be Available Forever?

There is no option to have an “Unlimited” pay-per-view access period. You can set the pay-per-view duration to up to 9999 months as the duration, which would make it good for 833 years.

However, if you want to give unlimited access to content, you may consider an alternative monetization method to pay-per-view.

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

There are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD.

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

Both SVOD and TVOD use the Dacast paywall to carry out transactions.

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