View our Membership page for a quick breakdown on the features and services available to each membership type.
Media Beach VOD Account holders require an internet connection of 5 mbps or higher for optimal results. VOD Account Members will receive a VOD Server for the purpose of playing out live streams.
Java must be enabled to allow the automatic download and activation of the Media Beach accelerated file transfer Java applet. Download the latest version of Java.
You will have access to a wide spectrum of broadcast-ready media contributed by Media Beach Members from around the globe. Content can vary from long, in-depth coverage and scripted pieces, to short library content and real-time live streams. With an automatic 30-day expiry on all content, the Media Beach catalogue is always fresh.
All content can be previewed as a low resolution version before making final decisions on purchasing and download. Media Beach also provides a storyboard drawn from key frames in the content, which is always available for review before making a purchase.
Once content has been purchased, it can be downloaded multiple times and by multiple devices until the buyer deletes the file from their account.
Media Beach was built to handle high-resolution, broadcast-ready files of significant size. There is no limit to file size on the Media Beach platform.
Accrued funds from sold content will be disbursed to Members’ accounts on a monthly basis.
By default, content will be made available on Media Beach for a period of 30 days before automatically being removed. This time period may be extended for additional storage fees.
Media Beach has been designed as a free market whereby Sellers can set their own prices and conduct auctions. Content will sell when Purchasers agree on the price or place the highest bid.
Notes for Sellers
Sellers may wish to consider the following factors when setting a price to improve their chances of selling Content:
The Media Beach Exchange is not intended to be an archive for Sellers. It is intended to be used for the sale and purchase of current and topical Content, and Sellers should refresh Content regularly.
Notes for Purchasers
Purchasers may share the Content with their corporate and broadcast affiliates, as provided in these T&Cs, as long as they purchase the rights for the all the relevant territories in which those affiliates operate (and this may mean entering more than one transaction for the same piece of Content as the Seller may offer different licences in different territories at different prices).
Purchasers need to make sure they (and their affiliates) geo-block any websites they put the Content on so that it is only viewable in the territory they have purchased rights for.
When Purchasers purchase Content under a fixed price sale the rights they are getting are non-exclusive in that Licence Territory (excluding any countries excluded by the Seller in the Restrictions box). When Purchasers purchase Content by auction, the rights they are getting are exclusive and the Content will be removed for sale as soon as the transaction has been completed.
Always check the Restrictions box to check if any countries are excluded from the Licence Territory you are seeking to buy rights for - the Seller may have excluded your country from the licence they are offering for that Content (even though you are able to browse and see it on the Exchange)
Purchasers can complete an auction transaction early and use the Content exclusively without waiting for the expiry of the auction by opting to pay the ’Buy It Now’ price, where indicated.
Media Beach has been designed from the ground up to facilitate the ingest of available stories to your local workflow:
Phones with the Media Beach mobile app installed need to be registered with a Media Beach account to be able to stream or upload content to the Media Beach platform.
Available for iOS and Android devices, the app can be purchased through iTunes and Google Play