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Score 9 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Private Media Channel

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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Wistia

Wistia works well for marketing teams, especially demand generation teams, who are looking to measure, improve and grow their audience. I think it's almost a must for B2B companies, especially if they're using Vimeo or YouTube. I also really like the clean styling, comparable to Vimeo, maybe slightly better. I think the analytics are unparalleled with other platforms.
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Pros

Private Media Channel

  • 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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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

  • 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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Wistia

  • Obtaining embed codes for a significantly large number of videos can be very time consuming as there is no way to automatically pull a report.
  • Within a project, there is no way to set the list to show a specific number of videos and you may only have a certain number of videos shown unless you click to expand the list and continue to do so.
  • Once the list is expanded and you click in to a video, when clicking back, the list reloads and you must expand the entire list again which can become very time consuming.
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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
There are other options out there that would work for my company. However the platform is superior to the others that we have used. I will most likely renew when the time comes. The idea that the product is still evolving and adding new options is intriguing to stay with Wistia.
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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 9.7
Based on 13 answers
Wistia is easy to learn—the interface is intuitive, and the features are straightforward. We've onboarded a number of new people to the team in the past year, and Wistia is one of the few software programs that doesn't take long at all to explain. It just works the way you'd expect it to work.
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Performance

Private Media Channel

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Wistia

Wistia 9.0
Based on 11 answers
The only reason Wistia isn't a 10 is that it needs a bit more robust editing software before it's perfect. Regardless, as a sales tool for cutting through the clutter to engage prospects, it is one of the best options out there. Very easy to use and always growing in features.
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Support

Private Media Channel

Private Media Channel 8.8
Based on 3 answers
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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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

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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Wistia

I didn't actually select Wistia from a list of alternatives - I first became aware of Wistia through their library of support materials for video making, then realized that they had a pretty nice hosting capability. I started by trying it out with a couple videos that I linked to, then grew from there. Been very pleased all the way.
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Return on Investment

Private Media Channel

  • 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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Wistia

  • There is not a day that goes by that we don't generate leads and subscribers through a Wistia form on a video - often from deep in the archives.
  • Wistia lead generation has really allowed us to maximize and monetize our video collection. This morning we got a new customer who began as a lead from a video that, quite frankly, I had forgotten about.
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Private Media Channel

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

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

Edition
Free Account$0
Pro Plan$99.002
Advanced Plan$399.002
Premium Plan$999.002
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Please see wistia.com/pricing for plan features.

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