There are so many online streaming and downloading markets popping up that it is difficult to know which ones are legit- and which ones will be a good place to sell a film. Infinicine has sent out a series of questions to a number of sites and will have a resource page on the new Infinicine site so you can compare their answers.
Here are the answers from HUNGRYFLIX. Hungryflix specializes in content for portable media, i.e. iPod and iPhone as well as computers and Apple TV.
[I]nfinicine: What services are offered on your site?
[H]ungryflix: Download to own (DRM free)
[I]: What is the structure of the deal, i.e. flat fee, percentage of sale, ad revenue, etc. Provide terms if possible.
[H]: HungryFlix pays its content providers 60% of all sales after PayPal fees. For example, you sell a movie for $0.99. Current PayPal fees are 2.9% + $0.30 USD. So, for a $0.99 transaction, PayPal fees are $0.33,
the content provider’s share is $0.40 and HungryFlix’s share is $0.26.
Payments will be made quarterly via PayPal. Quarterly payments will be made only if a minimum of $10.00 in profits has been earned. If this minimum has not yet been reached, the sales will be credited toward the next quarter. You will always receive credit for all sales.
We will be looking into other options in the near future.
[I]:Does your service sell into all territories?
[I]:How many people visit the site? How many are members? How many sales on average per title? What are the top-selling titles?
[H]:Currently around 1,000 visits a day, over 5,000 members. Sales vary, and we are looking at many ways to improve the site, which will increase sales.
[I]:What is the marketing strategy for the site? Why will customers
purchase or rent from your site as opposed to other similar sites?
[H]: The site is growing, and has many titles (over 300) that would be hard to find elsewhere, some are exclusive to the site.
We are looking into new avenues for marketing.
[I]:What are the marketing opportunities for films on the site?
[H]:Get in touch to discuss your needs, we are open to new ideas.
[I]: Can individual filmmakers sell to the site?
[H]:Yes, there are no restrictions as long as you own the rights.