Vimeo is a platform for video upload, streaming and download. It doesn’t compress videos like YouTube so it is a favorite for professional users. Today they entered the online distribution market with a show called High Maintenance.
It can be streamed as a series for $7.99 or per episode at $2.
You can pay this if you want – it’s probably good – or you can watch filmercials like “Market Hours” for free.
The Weinstein Company produces and Lexus sponsors a short film series going on Vimeo for old timey-type sponsorship where the name is mentioned but the content is a separate story. Between these and the producers of High Maintenance, Vimeo is establishing itself as a destination for high end, intellectual, egalitarian content.
Market hours is a charming short film with a theme song that sounds like VEEP.
And look, Gary Cole!
UPDATE: JANUARY 16, 2015
Cynopsis reports that Vimeo will deliver content from Maker Studios, one of just a few premiere YouTube content networks whose main source of distribution is currently YouTube. Bongggg!