We have developed a great series of videos promoting an investment opportunity for one of our clients. The clients, and investor brokers love it. Now the challenge is how to show it on the website associated with the investment.
Traditionally we would host the videos on an appropriate platform (like YouTube) and then embedd them on our site. This addresses a couple of concerns:
But, the client's lawyer has said the videos are promoting an investment (true) and therefore can not be broadcast -- so have to be presented with user access controlled (fair enough)
YouTube private only allows 50 views, and not embedded. So I start looking elsewhere -- but I can't seem to find a service that does the following:
And just to through a loop into this -- the majority of the investors being solicited are in China-- so the service needs to have servers that can run at appropriate speed from within China.
Have other start ups that have been using video to promote an investment-- yet trying to remain US-SEC compliant found a solution to this issue? Thanks!
Jospeh, with 100 views each day of this shouldn't amount to much bandwidth and would be OK with any host. I would guess if each video was around 20MB then you're looking at 2GB a day (100 views) or 60GB a month... nothing really.
So my recommendation is to "stick" the videos on your own server, protect with usernames and passwords, and find a html5 video player (there are tons out there) to play the videos.
I host at site5 where they have "unlimited bandwidth" (although you can't abuse it). We recently had 3 hours of video (not HD) watched by 1000 odd people over the period of a week.
Site5 charge $5 a month or something crazy... excellent host :) (I think they have a set up in Singapore too.. not at $5... but way closer to China... however I think you'll be OK hosting in the US).