Vimeo’s Jamie Wilkinson talks originals, SVOD, next evolution of service: video

Vimeo hosts a range of videos, such as those from filmmaker Andy Margetson. (Andy Margetson)

If it were a decade ago, Jamie Wilkinson might have found himself in the business of peddling DVDs.

His business is, after all, essentially finding means and ways of distributing emerging video talent like comedian Aziz Ansari. Before becoming a lynchpin in Netflix's exclusive stand-up comedy lineup, the former "Parks & Recreation" actor submitted his online video fate to Wilkinson's New York startup, VHX, which successfully built a subscription video channel around the comedian. 

Wilkinson has since moved onward and upward, as well, with Vimeo acquiring his company last year. Now operating as GM of Vimeo's OTT services group, Wilkinson took 10 minutes to talk to FierceOnlineVideo Editor Daniel Frankel at NAB in Las Vegas earlier this month:

WHITEPAPER

How To Lower the Cost of Ownership of Your Cable Access Network

This white paper presents a cost analysis of a virtualized cable modem termination system (CMTS) deployed in a distributed access architecture (DAA). Learn how to eliminate traditional CMTS constraints, efficiently enhance your network performance and more.

 

 

Read more on

Suggested Articles

WarnerMedia scored a key HBO Max distribution deal with Comcast just as it launched in May. Nearly six months later, there still isn’t an app.

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s recently launched streaming video service, is rolling out 20% discounts on annual Premium subscriptions for Black Friday.

How can we defend ourselves? Mostly, it’s a matter of common sense.