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About glomex

What is glomex?

glomex – The Global Media Exchange – is a provider of a global, open marketplace for premium video content as well as a technical service provider for the entire value chain of online video marketing.

Who is glomex for?

The glomex marketplace gives licensors, website operators and advertisers the chance to exchange and monetize video content.

Where does glomex come from?

glomex is a spin-off of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital and a one hundred percent owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.

Why was glomex created?

glomex combines ProSiebenSat.1 Digital’s successful syndication business and the comprehensive technical know-how regarding delivery, rights management and marketing of video content. Thus, glomex can offer its customers a novel solution that is going to revolutionize the existing market.

When was glomex founded?

glomex was founded on May 1st, 2016; glomex Ltd., based in London, was incorporated in March 2017.

How does glomex work?

Content owners (licensors), publishers (website operators) and advertisers sign up to a web based platform. There, they can upload and market their content or search the platform for content relevant to them and directly embed it into their website or app. glomex takes care of the entire transaction, including billing, rights management and technical realization (streaming, player etc.).

What kind of connection does glomex have with ProSiebenSat.1?

glomex is a spin-off of ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH and a one hundred percent subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. P7S1 content is being traded on the platform, just like that of numerous other providers.

Which benefit does glomex have for content owners?

By using the premium-quality publisher network verified by glomex, content owners significantly increase their reach and consequently their revenue.
The platform is their contracting partner and their central point of contact. glomex acts as a broker for the contract process and enables content owners to close deals with a multitude of publishers at once. This also minimizes administrative effort, for example in the acquisition of separate publishers. This makes the deal size irrelevant.
glomex also takes over the entire technical operation, including streaming, transcoding, player provision, rights and ad management.
Content can be branded (for example with a watermark or with a branded opener/closer, or by customer-specific player individualization. This gives the content owner additional branding opportunities beyond traditional advertising.

Which benefit does glomex have for publishers?

glomex gives publishers access to a giant pool of professionally produced premium content verified by glomex.
The platform is their contracting partner and their central point of contact. glomex acts as a broker for the contract process and enables publishers to close deals with a multitude of content owners at once. This also minimizes administrative effort, for example with licensing, contract design as well as handling content owners and advertisers.
glomex provides publishers with new revenue potential by fairly sharing the revenue generated by the video ads that are automatically integrated.
The rich supply of premium content makes the publisher’s websites more attractive to the user und can thus increase user engagement.
Publishers have little to no editorial effort, especially if they use features like the Curated Playlists. They just have to embed the code once and the editorial work will be done by glomex.

Which benefit does glomex have for advertisers?

The platform gives them access to a giant pool of verified and brand safe inventory.
The glomex network of verified publishers ensures brand safety in a high quality environment.
glomex guarantees 100 percent viewability.
glomex gives advertisers access to a multitude of additional unique users.
By means of its extensive, global network and innovative revenue models, glomex opens up new potential for marketers and advertisers.

Which benefit does glomex have for video users?

First of all, glomex.com is a public site, constantly providing up-to-date, high quality video content. Plus, glomex acts as a B2B marketplace, providing the websites visited by the user with the best possible content. When playing the content in the glomex video player, they will also profit from minimal loading times and perfect streaming quality, even with lower bandwidths and irrespective of what device they choose to use.

Can any video publisher join the glomex marketplace?

No. We have stringent evaluation and validation protocols for publishers so that we can protect our content owners and secure brand safety for advertisers.

What kind of cost do content owners have by offering their video content on glomex? How does billing work?

For the Content Owner as well as for the publisher, using glomex is free of charge. Moreover, after deducting only five percent in tech fees, glomex fairly shares the video ad revenue generated with publishers and content owners (T&Cs apply).

What kind of content can be found on glomex?

The videos on the platform are professionally produced clips from industry-leading content owners and genres like lifestyle, news or cars.

How many videos are available on the platform?

As of June 2017, more than 140.000 Videos are available on the platform. About 1000 of them are in English. This quota is expected to increase rapidly, though.

How can publishers market content on their sites?

If content is displayed on a publisher’s site using the glomex player, monetization is done through glomex.

Getting Started

How does a publisher sign up?

Click the SIGN UP button on glomex.com and provide us with the information we need using the online forms. An account will be created for you and you will be asked to confirm your email address. We will then review your information and if you are approved we will send you login credentials.

What information does a publisher need to provide when signing up?

We require basic information about the publisher, his company and billing address. We also need company banking information for invoicing payment purposes. Additionally, we need a URL, audience size, the subject matter of the content, and countries in which it is published.

Are there terms and conditions?

As part of the sign up process, the publisher is required to agree to our terms and conditions.

Which languages is the platform available in?

As of June 2017, glomex is available in English only. Further languages will be rolled out successively.

How to use

Are there tutorials illustrating the first steps with glomex?

glomex usage tutorials are being produced and will be provided on glomex.com and to customers after sign-up.

How does payment for publishers work?

Publishers receive a share in the video ad revenues generated by their website. There are no additional costs involved, either monthly fees or setup costs. Using glomex is free of charge.

How does glomex estimate video ad revenue for their customers?

The amount of earnings depends solely on the number of video views that a video generates. Roughly speaking, content owners, publishers and glomex receive about a third of the revenue created - calculated from a rev share base of 95 percent of the actual revenue generated. Five percent are the technical infrastructure costs. Example: A website generates one million views per month. With that amount, the publisher’s revenue share is 25 percent. We realistically estimate an average CPM of 20 Euros. That makes 20.000 Euros in revenue. Minus five percent tech fees, this leaves a rev share base of 19.000 Euros. So the publisher makes 4750 Euros without any effort.

How is the platform’s content structured? Can customers search through the content?

Yes. Customers can perform full text searches and search for content in various categories (like Channel, Category, Language etc.).

How does glomex protect content owners‘ rights and interests?

Prior to being accepted on the platform, publishers are examined carefully. Beyond that, once the video is delivered, highly modern protective mechanisms are in place and make sure that the content owner’s licenses are upheld. Sophisticated digital rights management is, indeed, one of the glomex marketplace’s essential components.

Which rights do publishers receive?

Publishers receive the right to embed the glomex player showing the videos into their website using HTML code or through their CMS. They cannot, however, cut, copy or edit content.

How is content delivered to the user?

glomex delivers videos using its own, award-winning infrastructure. Delivery is executed through the glomex platform, streaming to the user is done by Content Delivery Network (CDN) providers on behalf of glomex.

Does a publisher need his own player?

No, glomex provides a highly modern video player for all current browsers as well as for Android and iOS.

Is glomex a self-service platform?

Yes, glomex is designed as a self-service platform. Additionally, it offers various features to help publishers create as much revenue with as little effort as possible, for example Curated Playlists.

Is the glomex player compatible with all available devices?

The glomex player is compatible with all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Can content be shared and played on social networks?

No. Content can only be played on verified and cleared publisher domains through the glomex player. Of course. publishers can share links to their sites on social networks, though.