To which TVOD platforms can I deliver my content and what are the delivery costs?
The cost depends upon the length of the film and the state of your assets. We make every attempt at reducing these costs. Since we have a lot of experience in working with Indian assets, we are in a very good position to reduce these expenses.
Below are the standard costs for your reference.
- iTunes: US $250
- Google Play: US $200
- Amazon Video Direct: US $200 + US $500 (For closed captions)
For how many territories can I distribute my content?
- iTunes: 109 territories including US, UK and India
- Google Play: 6 territories (India, US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland)
- Amazon Video Direct: US, UK and Germany
Which platform is suitable for my content?
Each platform has its own audience and reach. The rights owner should consider these factors before taking a decision. Using our knowledge and expertise we will assist you in taking the right decision.
What is the share between me and Vista India?
It is 80:20 of the gross revenue minus deductibles. 80% to the rights owner and 20% to Vista India.
What are deductible expenses?
Deductible expenses are typically, expenses incurred towards ingest, QC, packaging, poster art, subtitle, Blu Ray or DVD purchase, courier charges, delivery charges and any marketing spend (if applicable).
Do platforms take a share from my title(s) sales earnings?
Yes, they do. Below are the platform wise details of the same.
- iTunes: 30 - 45 % of the total sales
- Google Play: 30 - 45 % of the total sales
- Amazon Video Direct: 50 % of the total sales
What is the revenue breakdown for TVOD platforms?
Let's understand this using an example. Assume that at the end of the month, the total sales of your titles on any of the platform is $10,000. (This process is followed at the end of every month)
How do I get my payment?
We wire once a month into your account and within 30 days from the time we receive the payments from the platforms.
What kind of assets are needed for TVOD platforms?
- Feature File: Apple ProRes 4:2:2 HQ
- Trailer File: Apple ProRes 4:2:2 HQ
- Poster Art: .PSD file at 1200 x 1440, 300 dpi
- Censor Certificate: 800 x 600 .jpg file
- Subtitle file for feature and trailer: .srt file
- Metadata: To be filled in the template we provide
- Closed captions (only for Amazon Video Direct)
- Consumer Grade Blu Ray. If a Blu Ray has not been manufactured, a consumer grade DVD would suffice
How much time will it take for my film to go online?
The time a film goes live online can vary, some of it depends on you, and some of it is outside your control. Once we get all your assets, we start the ingest process. Our typical turnaround time is 4 weeks of finalizing the content and delivering it to the service. At this point, the platform will review the content with their own teams. This can take anywhere from 7 to 10 days. If the content is accepted, it will then go live, depending on how accurate the information and assets are to the technical necessities.
Do I have to sign a contract with Vista India?
Yes. Depending on the platform you want your content to be featured, we shall forward you our standard contract. Once you approve it, we shall have the documents franked. Two copies would be sent to you with our signatures. You would need to sign both the copies, retain one and return the other to Vista India.
Below are the links to the draft agreements for your reference.
How do I get started?
You can start with going through the agreements and asset requirements for the TVOD platforms. If you have any query, please write to us at - email@example.com. Along with this also kindly share all the details of your film, the territories and the platforms on which you would like your film to be made available. Our content and operations team will get back to you to take it to the next step.