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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Score 9.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Private Media Channel

Niche Video Media is well suited for people just getting started with live broadcasting events because they will take the time to help someone.
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Wistia

Wistia is a great video hosting technology and it is well suited to marketing campaigns. Since the videos are served out of your account and are not monetized (like YouTube) you do not need to worry about your content being interrupted by a video ad. (Not very good if you are trying to deliver a message of your own. Also, commenting is easily disabled, which is important for some regulated industries, such as healthcare.
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Pros

Private Media Channel

  • Secure video hosting
  • Stable video hosting
  • Fast video hosting
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Wistia

  • First, their platform is super easy and intuitive to use. There are lots of customization options, which are not difficult to learn and use.
  • Their player is mobile responsive, so all I need to do is use the embed code on my site or landing page. Their player adapts to the viewport size.
  • They have very good statistical information that helps you to see where people drop off. This insight helps evaluate content or length of video.
  • Their turnstile feature allows you to put registration directly in your video, and can be used for gated content. (Register to see the rest of this video.) Also the turnstile registration date can be integrated with your marketing automation platform.
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Cons

Private Media Channel

  • Multi language support
  • Subscription models
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Wistia

  • Their pricing structure limits the number of videos to host. It would be nice if they had a two-tiered structure for low cost hosting of older/archive content that is accessed very infrequently, and their usual pricing for current/active content.
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Likelihood to Renew

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Because 10 is considered the best rating. Niche Video Media gives good service.
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Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 8 answers
It has served our company well and they just keep making Wistia better with more options for personal branding.
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Usability

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Because 10 is the best.
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Wistia

Wistia 9.9
Based on 12 answers
The whole procedure from starting a project, customizing it, uploading the video, adding SEO, and making it active is fairly straightforward, easy to navigate, and provides a hassle-free execution.
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Performance

Private Media Channel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.0
Based on 10 answers
When I am customizing my listing, using the web color selector to change the color of the project, the color I choose isn't entered on the first or second attempt, which a bit frustrating at times.
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Support

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Because 10 is the best.
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Wistia

Wistia 9.4
Based on 2 answers
Their response time is unbelievable! I would send an email and have a response in less than 15 minutes. It may not have always been the complete answer, but it was a response that let me know they were working on my request.
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Online Training

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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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Wistia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No, the support at Niche Video Media was very helpful during set up.
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Wistia

Wistia 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We were in the process of changing our website so that took some time to get Wistia implemented in to our website.
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Alternatives Considered

Private Media Channel

Wistia and Vimeo simply provide hosting services, not a "channel" where my users can privately consume my content and interact with it as an extension of my website. In essense, I would have to extend my website to provide this functionality and simply place my videos hosted with them on the new pages I needed to build. This came with a full-fledged end user site I simply attached to my website.Brightcove simply wanted WAY too much money for the same functionality/capability.
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Wistia

Another product similar to Wistia that I have used is Dropbox. Although this platform is great, Wistia provides a much simpler user interface and provides fantastic statistics and tracking available, as well as the ease of embedding and sharing videos, even with others that do not already have an account with Wistia.
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Return on Investment

Private Media Channel

  • Better content delivery
  • Better customer service
  • Ability to provide high end streaming
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Wistia

  • Wistia has allowed us to track the activity of our video content to better engage our members and potential leads.
  • This platform has allowed us to embed videos into our own website without the need for an outside developer, saving us on costly contracts.
  • With our own site issues, or whatever it may be, Wistia allows us to be able to add specific individuals to projects and send links to members in order to view the content they are requesting if for some reason the site is not operational.
  • Contracting outside video content, Wistia allows other companies a location to securely upload their videos to us for our use within our site.
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Pricing Details

Private Media Channel

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Private Media Channel Editions & Modules

Private Media Channel
Additional Pricing Details

Wistia

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Wistia Editions & Modules

Wistia
Edition
Free Account
$0
Pro Plan
$99.002
Advanced Plan
$399.002
Premium Plan
$799.002
2. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please see wistia.com/pricing for plan features.

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