Flipgrid vs. Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Flipgrid
Score 1.4 out of 10
N/A
Flipgrid is a video learning platform, acquired by Microsoft in 2018.N/A
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Niche Video Media in Atlanta, Georgia offers an enterprise video hosting platform called Private Media Channel. It has been discontinued.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FlipgridNiche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
FlipgridNiche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
FlipgridNiche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
Video Marketing
Comparison of Video Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.0
8 Ratings
22% above category average
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
-
Ratings
Lead generation9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video personalization9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Platform Integrations
Comparison of Video Platform Integrations features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
10.0
5 Ratings
45% above category average
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
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Ratings
Integration to LMS10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Security
Comparison of Video Security features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
8.2
8 Ratings
6% below category average
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
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Ratings
Video access controls8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
User management9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Video link sharing8.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal video8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
External video8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Player
Comparison of Video Player features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
7.5
8 Ratings
12% below category average
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Ratings
Player customization7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded videos9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Video quality / Bandwidth controls6.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile compatibility8.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Analytics
Comparison of Video Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.5
6 Ratings
23% above category average
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
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Ratings
Streaming quality reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Per viewer tracking10.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Per video tracking9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Video analytics dashboard10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Hosting, Management & Storage
Comparison of Video Hosting, Management & Storage features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
9.3
6 Ratings
9% above category average
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
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Ratings
Video upload & format support9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Video library / File management9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Video portal9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Video Engagement
Comparison of Video Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Flipgrid
10.0
8 Ratings
21% above category average
Niche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
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Audience polling10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Q&A / Live chat10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Video comments10.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
FlipgridNiche Private Media Channel (discontinued)
Small Businesses
Wistia
Wistia
Score 8.8 out of 10
Wistia
Wistia
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Ensemble Video
Ensemble Video
Score 9.1 out of 10
Flipgrid
Flipgrid
Score 1.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Panopto
Panopto
Score 7.5 out of 10
Panopto
Panopto
Score 7.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.7
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
I use Flipgrid to allow students to share their work with each other. For example, my students created some artwork based on a prompt. Then, they used Flipgrid to record their work and explain their choices. I also required them to comment on each other’s work to make sure they watched the videos
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I'm not sure what the average user is looking for, but I can imagine a number of scenarios for which the platform offers a very flexible hosting service for a variety of users, with plenty of bells and whistles, for a reasonable costs that can protect content while offering a good interface between the publisher and their viewers.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Engage students in Speaking activities
  • Provides a wide variety of methods to share the activity (Google Classroom, Teams, etc)
  • Design of activities is made easier, because you are able to add images, videos, documents, etc.
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  • Answer the telephone and provide technical support very readily. Stay on the line to make sure your problem is solved.
  • Hosting with user payment ability to be handled by their site or my site. Don't have to have different companies for payment and hosting.
  • Affordable for small business.
  • Ability to organize content in multiple ways. Works well for educational model.
  • Allows my own branding. There branding is fairly transparent.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Fligrid can improve using mixed tapes. I feel if it's not pointed out, teachers don't necessarily know it can be done.
  • When setting up the topic, some of the personalization choices are hard to find or down the page. It would be easier to choose the most used settings and making them the default - like the privacy settings.
  • I also believe the word Grid should be substituted with class. Teachers are always confused about what the Grid and topic are.
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  • Niche could add a more comprehensive online tutorial.
  • The Niche Web RTC program is amazing but it would be great if they had an app that would allow mobile devices to also connect even if they dont have chrome
  • It would be great if Niche could add a less comprehensive platform only for healthcare applications
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Likelihood to Renew
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
Because 10 is considered the best rating. Niche Video Media gives good service.
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Usability
Microsoft
Flipgrid is the most user-friendly platform that exists.
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Because 10 is the best.
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Reliability and Availability
Microsoft
We have never had issues with the Flipgrid platform being unavailable during the school day.
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Performance
Microsoft
Flipgrid has been easy for both our students and staff to use. When there is an issue with the program, we can easily reach support, and the trouble is resolved in an extremely quick and timely manner.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
Flipgrip is great for supporting educators. They provide opportunities for teachers to learn the program and become ambassadors for the program. They are also responsive to questions and concerns through many different modes. That includes online communities, email, and Facebook communities. They are eager to meet and troubleshoot with you and are also eager to meet educators at conferences and meetings.
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Immediate response from a knowledgeable rep - not a tier 1 automaton reading a script. I can, and have, reached them at all hours by phone, by chat, or by email. Responses are under 24 hours and frequently less than 1. And stuff gets DONE! I see things I request in almost every monthly release.
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Online Training
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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It was direct and personal, aimed at solving the immediate task at hand while instructing me how the channel as a whole works in the process.
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Implementation Rating
Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Discontinued Products
No, the support at Niche Video Media was very helpful during set up.
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
Flipgrid is a game changer, working in a similar fashion to these other applications, but offering much more in terms of teacher control and implementation inside the classroom. Teachers can create lesson plans that incorporate options for Flipgrid to be utilized as a formative assessment tool to better gauge student comprehension and understanding.
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The access controls of who can view, when one can view, how many times one can view, and from where they can view and also the security, and protecting from download [are better]. The review and approval workflow, editing the videos, blue-pen are all not available in Vimeo Pro.
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Scalability
Microsoft
This product is straightforward to implement and share across our building and district. As a large district, it was not difficult to train staff and have them feel at ease implementing the program.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Flipgrid allows students who may not raise their hand or have a voice in class to participate and share their ideas, thoughts and views
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  • I believe videos for training will be the way of the future. Once the initial cost of producing the videos is accounted for, other than hosting cost all views of the course will be income.
  • I believe creating short marketing videos will attract new customers.
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