©POV Horror LLC (2018)
Below are the answers to frequently asked questions we receive from filmmakers and distributors interested in monetizing their licensed films on our family of VOD channels.
Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast are video streaming platforms that can be accessed with hardware set-top boxes that attach to a television. These devices enable users to stream films on their TVs.
Absolutely! Distributing your content on our channels is non-exclusive. You retain full rights to also sell your film to whomever and wherever you want.
We also offer flexible exclusive distribution arrangements that go beyond our streaming channels. Please reach out to us to discuss your distribution goals.
No need to worry! Our App that will not interfere with your existing distribution of the same film on iTunes Amazon Video/Prime.
Users searching for your film directly on iTunes and Amazon Video/Prime will only see the copy that you already have posted for rental/sale. The copy of the film on our channel will not show in any searches.
Understanding the difference between a platform, app, and channel is fundamental to understanding how distribution on our channels works.
Our family of channels is available on multiple platforms: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. Using our “POV Horror App” as an example, the “POV Horror App” provides users with access to the “Found Footage Film VOD Channel.” This channel contains all of the movies and content that “POV Horror” is licensed to stream.
We disburse royalty payments no later than 60 days after the close of the fiscal quarter.
|Quarter||Report period||Report & payment due by|
|1||January 1 through March 31||June 1|
|2||April 1 through June 30||September 1|
|3||July 1 through September 30||December 1|
|4||October 1 through December 31||March 1|
We need 60 days to make payments for several reasons:
Our preference is to send payments to domestic (United States) content owners via PayPal, and send payments to international content owners via Transferwise; although we can discuss alternative payment methods.
We currently do not offer a minimum guarantee (MG) to acquire new content for monetized streaming. Our business model is based on providing content owners fixed percentage of all revenue actually received. The filmmaker never has any up-front costs or recoupable costs for distribution through our family of channels.
We also pay all costs associated with marketing through social media, paid advertising, and cross-promotional advertising between other streaming channels.
Our preference is for the content owner to upload their film and trailer to secure cloud storage (e.g. Google Drive, Dropbox) where we can download the files.
If you own the distribution rights to a found footage film that you would like to monetize on POV Horror, please contact POV Horror using the film submission link below.