VOD distribution as cloud service

Manage your digital film & TV business online. Distribute & exploit your catalog anywhere in the world.

Transforming content owners into digital powerhouses.

Powering the VOD revolution

Filmmakers & production companies

Sell & stream your title on Hulu, iTunes, Amazon and many others

Whether multinational studio or indie filmmaker, Kinonation – distribute directly to Digital Service Providers (for example Video-On-Demand outlets) and other business partners, manage your catalogs, promote your titles and create digital revenue around the world.

Distributors, sales agents & aggregators

Manage & distribute your title catalog in the cloud

Upload your catalog, manage assets, rights and metadata, distribute to our long list of digital partners - and to your own. Fill all territory gaps. Focus solely on promoting your clients’ titles, building relationships with content owners & digital service providers (DSPs), without platform investment and technical concerns.

Digital Service Providers (DSPs)

Reliable, cloud-based authoring & delivery of thousands of titles.

Our proven track record with Amazon, Hulu and many others gives you confidence that Kinonation’s hassle-free product deliveries can be seamlessly integrated with your digital video service. In receiving product through Kinonation, your ability to deal with suppliers can only get easier.

From everywhere

We aquire content from all countries in all languages

From everyone

From low budget indie filmmaker to major catalog owner

To everywhere

VOD outlets and audiences in all territories

In every format

Feature film, TV, documentary, shorts in SD, HD, 2k, 4k and whatever the future brings

iTunes Hulu Amazon Instant Video Netflix Viewster Hulu Plus Google Play Indiereign Snagfilms Fandor Lovefilm Redbox Roku Kinopto CanalPlay Viaway Indieflix Cineclick

Why we're different

No upfront fee

No authoring fee, no signup costs, no hidden charges. Cloud technology efficiencies allow us to waive the upfront fees that other aggregators charge. Our philosophy is that Kinonation only wins when content creators win. Simple, modest revenue sharing only on success. Risk-free.

No gatekeeper.

Let the audience decide, not us. We are open to any content - feature film, TV, documentary, short, culture, children… any format, any genre, any language (subject to simple minimum requirements). Some outlets might decline your title - but we don't.

Keep your rights

No exclusive contract. You are free to work with other distributors in parallel. No lock-in. No minimum terms. Cancel anytime. Exclude territories and outlets à la carte.

Fully automated

Kinonation turns VOD distribution into a fully-automated all-digital workflow with a modern, easy to use, cloud-based web app. No shipping drives, no DVD screeners, no one sitting in a room full of equipment encoding each film manually. Upload unlimited size asset files. Comfortably resume after interruptions. We then author into all different VOD outlet formats.

Discovery Guide

Our proprietary ranking system - built with a Harvard PhD statistician and filmmaker - ranks any title on a 1-100 scale of probable VOD success, based on 40+ empirical data points including talent ranking, festival & social media, trailer views etc. This helps outlets select the most promising films - and the content creator understand how to improve their film's chance to be profitable.

Scale and reach

The technology and the zero up-front cost enables us to scale rapidly. We can ingest hundreds of titles simultaneously, from anywhere on the planet, into a huge catalog. And it allows us global and multi-language reach – to deliver titles to 200+ video-on-demand outlets worldwide, into growing markets, and in any language.

Get paid fast

Transparent, automated online reporting. See every stream & sale and when it happened. Consolidated accounting from stores worldwide. Withdraw your revenue anytime.

Fanatical quality

Top-quality cloud transcoding, consistent authoring, and a 100+ step quality control checklist. We're ready for 4k and beyond.

Marketing Tools

With our self-service marketing tools, checklists, tutorials, subtitling resources etc, motivated content owners can reach their title's affinity group globally.

How it works

1 You upload

Upload your titles and trailers using our unique Upload Manager. Add artwork and enter metadata. Easily resume uploads with unlimited file sizes, and parallel uploads from several locations – making the upload fly!

2 We transcode

Your video assets are transcoded into many formats as required by our digital outlets, for example iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and many more.

3 We author

Our system also prepares the artwork and "metadata" files which describe your title. Then we package everything into outlet-specific delivery bundles.

4 We distribute

Your title - including metadata, trailer & images - is automatically delivered to the chosen VOD outlets. They review the package and make their selection.

5 They watch

Consumers rent, buy or stream your film to their HDTVs, home theater systems, game consoles, Blu-Ray players, streaming players, computers, phones and tablets.

6 You get paid

We consolidate accounting from all outlets, and create convenient online reporting for you. The outlets pay us, we keep our 20% share, and you can withdraw your revenue anytime.

Simple revenue share pricing

Pricing

The basic service is free. No signup costs, no listing fees. We make money via simple revenue share: 20%.

Get started

More info about our enterprise edition.

Control a catalog?Kinonation Enterprise

Producers, sales agents, distributors, mini-majors, studios: you own or control high profile titles or a large scale catalog, whether it's 5 or 5000.

Use our cloud service to push your content to outlets worldwide.

We release your catalog in all major territories and digital stores. Our cloud technology does all the complicated technical work. Low cost, consolidated accounting, short lead times. We are scalable to infinite catalog sizes.

VOD is an exploding market. As new outlets appear, we re-deliver your whole catalog automatically at no additional cost.

Simply carve out territories already sold. Deselect VOD outlets you don't want. You can also set different release dates for transactional, ad-based and subscription based VOD.

Choose between simple revenue sharing or a low one-time service fee.

Contact us for details or get started to try risk-free.

Carve out territories and outlets

Carve out territories with fine grained control. Exclude VOD outlets à la carte.

Separate target release dates

Set separate target release dates for different VOD types.

About Kinonation

Kinonation is based in Santa Monica, CA. We're committed to give any content owner easy access to worldwide VOD in any format, language and territory.

Meet the founders.

Roger

Roger Jackson

A digital media executive and film producer. He started Lexis-Nexis/Hong Kong, was VP Content for iFilm.com (sold to MTV for $49m) and launched documentary platform Explore.org. He's produced films in Darfur and the Middle-East, a reality series for VH1, a feature for FoxTV and co-created the Copy-Kids media brand.

Roger's emphasis at Kinonation is business development and overseeing day-to-day operations.

Robyn

Robyn Klein

A specialist in the affairs of businesses that develop, finance, produce, acquire, market, and distribute media properties and assets, Robyn brings nearly 20 years of entertainment industry experience to Kinonation. From her start in the corporate, copyright, and litigation practice groups of Donovan, Leisure, Newton, and Irvine through today, Robyn remains mindful of the fundamental importance and value of relationships... and that content will always be king.

Klaus

Klaus Badelt

Equally serial entrepreneur and award-winning artist, Klaus’ first startup made him Germany’s youngest CEO of an IBM VAR. With projects like ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and the Beijing Olympics 2008, he also created some of the most popular music of our time.

Kinonation is Klaus’ brainchild in both its vision and technical architecture. He knows the industry, its key issues, and the power of cloud technology to solve them.