In its latest case study, NetHosting looks into one of the biggest names in online streaming sites, Vimeo.
Orem, UT NetHosting, a top provider of Cloud Hosting, Virtual Hosting, and App Hosting, has just published a case study on the video-streaming site Vimeo.
Vimeo is the brainchild of internet entertainment moguls Jakob Lodwick of College Humor and Zach Klein of Busted Tees. Inspired by the photoblogging craze, they decided to apply the same principle of photo-tagging to videos and make a clean and professional environment for audiences and film makers alike.
Launched in 2004, Vimeo soared in 2006 when it was purchased by IAC, owners of Match.com and Ask.com. In 2007, Vimeo became the first video streaming site to facilitate high definition upload and playback. Although Vimeo said goodbye to both of its creators in 2007, Vimeo has continued to grow and reach greater audiences.
In addition to being the first website to stream HD film, Vimeo is also noted for the quality of its content. By implementing strict user terms and agreements, Vimeo attempts to store only high quality films made by independent, aspiring, and professional film makers. Vimeo is also ranked as the second most popular video streaming website and has become the primary venue for serious filmmakers.
“Vimeo’s status and position as the first website to facilitate HD upload and playback represent the type of growth and ingenuity we like to see and show others in our original case studies,” expressed NetHosting CEO Lane Livingston. “Vimeo’s success is a fine example of how no niche is too small for multiple contenders.”
Along with the Vimeo case study, NetHosting has explored other big online names such as Netflix, Skype, and Steam.