Ignite your ticket sales. Stream your performances.
Live streamed performances transform your business by offering paid online admission access to your events and attractions in real-time.
Give your audience what they're craving.
Our service is free for presenters. No cost. No risk.
6 Main Ways This Benefits You
Increase revenue through a new, untapped source of box office sales.
Stop limiting your income by your venue's number of seats.
Expand your audience by 2x, 4x, or even 10x for free.
Easily modernize your business with a consumer-first solution.
Adapt to the constraints of the new normal imposed on the performing arts industry.
It's live, not a recorded event, therefore you will not be required to pay your crew premium wages.
Why do this with us and not another option?
Our unique partnership with Vimeo allows you to stream your performance to 50 or 500,000 paying viewers without a loss in quality.
You set the ticket price. No commission fees. No confusing negotiations. Just more ticket revenue.
Some options are just a streaming service. Others only offer a paywall. We do both. And we can get your online ticket paywall set up in less than an hour.
We'll help you every step of the way.
From staff training to live stream set up on-site. We're your partner throughout this whole process. Your wins are our wins.
You probably already have everything you need to stream. But in the rare case you don't, we'll help you get what you need to deliver a professional stream to your audience. Or we will provide cameras, equipment and staff for a reasonable fee.
At the end of the day, all we care about is your success. We created this innovative solution to help everyone in our industry. We developed a free guide for Presenters that gives more information on how they can succeed beyond 2020.
Is this a recorded stream?
No! This is a real-time live stream and not a recorded performance. This means that presenters are not required to pay their crew recording session rates.
Is this quality of the stream reliable?
Who can take advantage of WatchLive services?
If I host a streamed performance, how can other presenters tap into it?
WatchLive will secure your permission for Vimeo to tap in to your stream. By joining WatchLive you will be gaining the ability to tap into other presenters' live streams for your audience. The added potential income you will receive from tapping into other streams will generously compensate you for your participation.
Is the technology I need for this expensive and complicated?
No! While having the right equipment for live streaming is critical for success, you most likely already have a lot of the necessary equipment in-house. If not, the price of quality tech to acquire for your stream is surprisingly affordable. We'll also have a Vimeo tech representative available for you and your staff to help train and guide you to success. Not interested in investing in streaming equipment? WatchLive can provide cameras, equipment and staff required to stream your event at minimal expense.
I'm a small capacity venue. Does this still make sense for me?
WatchLive is perfect for small capacity venues. Right now WatchLive is helping presenters through an initial no-risk, no-obligation program to help them recover during this time of reduced seating restrictions. Contact us today to learn more about this program designed to help you regain lost revenue from diminished traditional seating ticket sales. A bonus is available with the potential of selling online access in excess of your venue seating capacity.
Do I need a specialized tech crew to staff a streamed performance?
The tech crew at most venues are more than capable of efficiently accommodating streaming. WatchLive will help provide you and your staff the necessary training to set your stream up for success so that your patrons will be begging for more streamed performances.
If this stream is through WatchLive/Vimeo, how am I compensated?
You set the online access ticket price. With you we set up the paywall through our parternship with Vimeo. Your audience people purchase these tickets through the paywall. After all credit card transactions are verified, Vimeo remits the gross total of ticket revenue to WatchLive at the end of the calendar month. WatchLive will then immeidately remit the total amount collected to you.
Can you give me an example with real numbers?
Sure! Imagine setting up your first stream performance. You set the online access price at $25. Online 200 access tickets are sold for a total of $5,000. At the end of the calendar month, you're sent that $5,000 in ticket revenue. No strings attached.
How do you avoid marketing conflicts between presenters?
In the same maner practiced for excllusivity for live performance, presenters using WatchLive are not allowed to commercially market the event (through tv, radio or print) outside a radius of 65 miles from the location of their venue.
How does the audience connect to the live stream?
WatchLive will provide you with simple and clear instructions that you can pass along to your access ticket purchasers so that they can easily connect to the performance stream online.
Are there any additional fees for someone wanting to buy an access ticket?
You set the original ticket price. For each online access ticket sold, Vimeo collects a service fee of $0.50 plus twelve percent (12%) of the original ticket price. So, if you set the ticket price at $20, the ticket purchaser will see a final cost of $22.90.