CES: HTC launches new Vive headset, partners with Vimeo on VR video

HTC has unveiled its new Vive Pro virtual reality headset at the CES, promising a 78% increase in resolution over the current generation of Vive headset. The upgraded Vive features dual-OLED displays with 2880 x 1600 picture resolution and integrated headphones with a built-in amplifier to offer a “heightened sense of presence and an overall […]

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo has added support for high dynamic range (HDR) content and videos of up to 8K resolution. The video service said the update is about providing users with the “highest quality video experience possible”. “With BT.2020 (or Rec.2020) support and wider color gamuts (WCG), your image will now represent over 75% of the colour that […]

Vimeo starts Livestream integration, launches Mevo Plus camera

Vimeo has started to integrate its products with Livestream and has launched a new version of Livestream’s Mevo-branded camera. The new Mevo Plus live-streaming camera updates the previous Mevo model, and users of the hardware and Livestream’s Studio software can now stream direct to their Vimeo Live accounts. The news comes a month after Vimeo […]

Vimeo buys Livestream, launches Vimeo Live

Vimeo has agreed to buy live video platform Livestream and has launched its own Vimeo Live product, offering live streaming through its platform for the first time. Vimeo said that its live offering is targeted at businesses, organisations and professional creators, and was created in response to requests from its users. Livestream will be integrated […]

Lionsgate taps Vimeo for comedy and movie OTT platforms

Lionsgate has partnered with Vimeo on two over-the-top offerings – comedy service Laugh Out Loud (LOL) and movie streaming service Tribeca Shortlist. Vimeo is powering the two offerings, with LOL using Vimeo’s flexible API and SDK technologies and Tribeca Shortlist using Vimeo’s OTT out-of-the-box solution. “We’re very pleased with the support that Vimeo’s advanced technology has already […]

Vimeo names new CEO

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform and operating business of IAC, has appointed Anjali Sud as chief executive officer. Sud was previously general manager and senior vice president of Vimeo’s flagship creator business. She has taken over the role from Vimeo’s interim CEO, Joey Levin, who remains chief executive of IAC. Levin had taken on the […]

Vimeo updates VHX over-the-top platform

Vimeo has updated its OTT platform VHX, offering ad-supported video for partner channels and introducing new video SDKs. The new features mean that channels that use VHX can now integrate ad-supported videos with Google DoubleClick for Publishers. The VHX SDKs mean that users can also build custom over-the-trop apps using the VHX player for the […]

MGM appoints Vimeo exec Sam Toles

MGM Studios has appointed the head of Vimeo’s entertainment group, Sam Toles, as senior vice president of digital and new platforms. In the newly created role, Toles will work with existing MGM intellectual property and create new IP for digital platforms, reporting to MGM’s president of digital and new platforms, Kevin Conroy. “Sam’s experience in digital […]

Vimeo staffs up for content and originals push

Vimeo has made a trio of hires as it pushes into original programming, co-productions and premium drama acquisitions, bringing on execs from Paramount, Hulu and Bunim Murray, DTVE’s sister title TBIVision reports. The video service has already said it is keen to “follow in the footsteps” of Netflix, and wants a Vimeo SVOD service stocked with […]

Vimeo launches 360° video support

Vimeo has added support for 360° videos, allowing content creators to upload, share, and sell immersive content.  Vimeo announced the launch last week and published a collection of 360 immersive videos from its community of video makers to a new, curated 360 Cinema channel. At launch viewers can watch 360° videos via Vimeo’s iOS and […]