This day in age, the remote or work-from-home culture is growing. With a global economy as well as a demand for experienced employees that may not live close by, many businesses are choosing to hire workers in multiple locations. A phenomenon that is especially growing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as more and more employees step away from offices, the need to properly train remotely becomes a priority. And, turning to digital methods of training has been the answer. 

At TvStartup, we are dedicated to helping organizations leverage all the tools they have available to them. Let’s take a look at the disadvantages and advantages of commonly used multi-location training strategies as well as how TV screens and private channels are changing the game. 

Training Online 

Online digital meeting spaces used for multi-location training are nothing new. Companies like Skype and Zoom have been around for a while. The advantages of these online meeting places are plenty, however, where these methods lack, it is that they do not allow playlists to access later and they take up phone or computer screen use. Luckily, TV Startup is prepared with another option.  

TV Screen Training 

An easy way to train people in multiple locations at the same time is the use of a TV screen and a private channel. This option offers both the advantage of live training as well as pre-recorded video playlists. Further, multiple people can join at a time, screen sharing is a breeze, and it solves the issue of using the computer or phone screen. When attending a meeting on the TV, employees can take notes or practice while learning.  Learn more amazing abilities on our internet TV page.  

What Is A Roku Private Channel 

Setting up a private Roku channel is a great option for remote employee training that is reliable and cost-effective. With channel manager options, companies can schedule, stream 24/7, provide on-demand, even personalized training. For example, RE/MAX just announced they “will distribute the Roku Players to employees for training purposes. The Roku Player is a low-cost ($29 – $79) HD streaming media player, and with a TvStartup account anyone can create a public or private channel.” 

As employees increasingly need the ability to work from anywhere in the world, TV screens will become a vital tool. Instead of investing time and energy in trying to understand how to set up a TV network on your own, let TVStartup help you. We provide a complete set-up to launch Roku channels as well as capabilities to scale your network.  Click here for a live demo. 

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If you’re a video creator tired of fighting YouTube’s and Twitch’s monetization rules or if you find your videos being demonetized, then it may be time to take your catalog into your own hands. Content like yours doesn’t have to be constantly fighting the algorithms for a place on the “Up Next” sidebar when you can deliver videos straight to your viewer’s phones, laptops, or living rooms through your own branded channel.

In 2019, the number of connected TV’s and streaming devices in households exceeded 1 billion. More than 50% of the U.S. population has a TV-connected device in their homes like a Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, or Smart TV. Because of the variety of places viewers are able to get the content they want wherever they want it, it’s even more important for you to stop relying on the major streaming platforms for distribution and monetization. Partners like TV Startup are helping creators deliver their videos on demand across the most popular platforms, devices, and social media sites and since it’s your own channel, you get to keep more of your own revenue the channel generates. 

Top Three Ways TV Startup Monetizes Your Branded Channel

Subscription Fees

Graduate School of Stanford Business reported that subscription business models are growing 100% each year and further predicting that everything we buy in the future will come with a monthly plan. But if the only subscription your content gets is from smashing a button on YouTube, then you are losing up to 45% of your potential revenue from ads. Through your own Video On Demand Channel, you can generate and earn more revenue by following the successful models of Netflix and Disney+ by setting a subscription fee your audience is willing to pay to keep your content coming to them. 

Ad-Injection Revenue

If the subscription model isn’t the right fit for your content and your audience, then including non-intrusive overlays of ads within the video is an excellent way to keep your content free while still generating revenue. Earlier this year, Google revealed YouTube is a $15 billion-a-year-business. That’s a lot of money made off other people’s work! Injecting ads into videos is not unique to YouTube and TV Startup offers this same effective business model to keep your content free while giving you more of the revenue share. 

Ad Sales and Creation

Another option to keep your content free is by offering pre-roll and mid-roll advertisements which are effective ways to create revenue while keeping your content free of banner ads. Since it’s your channel, you have the opportunity to create and sell ads to companies with whom you want to specifically align your brand. TvStartup can effectively deliver targeted advertisements before or during your videos while giving you more say with who you are sharing your audience.

As easy as TvStartup makes it to reach the estimated 63 million cord-cutters who are now only reachable through connected TV and other digital channels, you can launch your video collection to millions of people worldwide. You no longer need to rely on the status quo of video streaming to promote your work when you can let TvStartup help you reach audiences around the world the same way they have helped numerous independent video creators, artists, businesses, churches, and more. Click here to schedule a live demo. 

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