Creator Support on bianco.tv

Video creation is a hard task that requires tons of time and dedication. Since time is a limited resource, people like to be compensated for the hours they spend creating the quality content that millions enjoy watching (and rightfully so). For that reason, we’ve spent a lot of time and effort developing our monetization system. We will detail the ideas and the math behind them in the following post.

Why we don’t believe in ads..

Not only are ads annoying to the end user and lead to a bad user experience, they are also inefficient (since most of the audience blocks them anyway). The YouTube adpocalypse has shown that there is also another huge problem with ads: Advertisers are very picky about the content they want to advertise on. Content that is unsafe for the end user or may be considered as offensive (even in the smallest sense) is usually disregarded as “non monetization-friendly”. This sucks. We believe that every content people enjoy watching can be monetized.

A new hope

For the reasons we’ve listed above, we are using a custom made patreon-esque type of monetization system. We call it “Creator Support” and it is based on our “Creator Support Algorithm”.
It works like this: People that would like to support the content they are watching volunteer a certain amount of money, which is then fairly split among the creators that they have spent the most time watching.
In return, the viewer receives site-wide access to pre-released videos. A pre-released video yields 300% the creator support cut when watched compared to a regular video.

Frequently asked questions

People ask us good questions all the time. Some of them are so good (and common 😉 ) that we’ve compiled them into a list for easy referencing.

If you have further questions, email us at [email protected]

Q: Can I upload video without having an account?
A: Yes! Uploading without an account is possible!

Q: How does your video quality compare to youtube?
A: Videos on bianco.tv are streamed at an equal or higher video bitrate than youtube, depending in the resolution. Video quality should theoretically be equal or better than youtube.

Q: How to get a verified account?
A: If you upload original content you are eligible to account verification. Just email us at [email protected]

Q: I want to become a partner on bianco.tv
A: Partnered accounts are planned but not yet available. You can however already send your application to [email protected]

Q: Are there any upload limits?
A: Currently there is a limit of 5GB per file for anonymous users. Registered users can upload up to 10GB per file.
These are the only limits currently in place.

Q: Is 60fps video supported?
A: Yes. Videos uploaded in 60 fps will also be streamed at 60fps.

Q: Which video qualities are available?
A: We are encoding our videos in four different qualities: qvga, 480p, 720p and 1080p. We use Dash adaptive streaming technology to deliver you the optimal video quality, depending on how fast your internet connection is.
We hope to bring you even higher resolutions in the near future, albeit there is no definite ETA.

Q: Can I stream live video on bianco.tv?
A: Live video streaming on bianco.tv is planned but not yet supported. There is no clear ETA right now

Q: I found a bug
A: Please email us!

Q: Do you have an IRC?
A: No, but we have a discord server: http://discord.gg/H9ue4V6

Further questions? Email us at [email protected] or tweet us @teambiancotv