Vimeo, With SVOD Plans In Rearview, Looks Toward Live Streaming And International Expansion 

In deciding to back away from its SVOD plans, Vimeo recognized that making a mark in that crowded field would have required a larger-than-expected investment. Detractors may claim that live streaming is just as saturated of an industry, but Sud noted that Vimeo’s goal is not to compete with other video sites. We are not building a Facebook Live or YouTube Live,” [CEO Anjali Sud] said. “This is a professional-level live-streaming service for anyone who’s hosting professional events.” That “professional-level” class includes those who subscribe to the Vimeo Pro subscription service, which starts at $20 per month. – Sam Gutelle, Tubefilter