Vimeo Wades Into 4K Pool

Video Sharing Service Adds 4K Option For ‘Pro’ Members
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Viewing 2015 as a breakout year for 4K, video sharing Website Vimeo announced Monday that it will give its “Pro” members the option to make content available for download in the emerging, pixel-packed format.

The company said it marks the first major step in its 4Kvideo strategy, noting that it’s had some early success with two VOD titles acquired earlier this year with the 4K download option: Video Game High School Season 3 and A Film About Coffee.  

Vimeo Pro, the company’s premium-level tier, runs $199 per year and includes up to 20 gigabytes of HD video storage per week (up to 1 terabyte per year), unlimited plays, and worldwide distribution. Its lower end Vimeo Plus tier sells for $59.95 per year, and includes 5 GB of storage space per week.

The company hasn’t rolled out 4K streaming yet, but it’s “something we’re working on and looking forward to providing when the timing and viewer bandwidth support makes sense,” the company noted.

Vimeo, a unit of IAC, says it has more than 30 million registered members and reaches a global monthly audience of more than 170 million people.