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Published Date: 26 December 2022

What is FVOD?

FVOD—or Free Video on Demand—is a video monetization model that allows customers access to video content for free.

Video on demand (VOD) are systems where users can choose from a library of video content and watch at their preferred time on their PCs or smartphones as opposed to over-the-air broadcasting, where consumers have to tune to their TVs at a specified time. FVOD doesn't charge direct or indirect rates and often doesn't require account details to access the content. It involves on-demand advertising offered with a basic package.

Among other VOD models are transactional (TVOD), subscription (SVOD) and ad-supported Video-on-Demand (AVOD) that require ongoing subscriptions or rental rights to watch content.

FVOD Use-cases

  • FVOD is typically used to air a pilot episode, made available to users as a teaser outside of an active payment model.
  • Other applications include providing access to trailers and even full movies, and other videos to add value to customers at no cost.

Related Terms

Video Quality

In simple terms, video quality is the characteristic of a video that determines how clear, crisp, and detailed the video transmitted to the viewer is.

Video Watermark

A video watermark is a digital copyright tool used to identify the video's copyright owner or prevent illegal distribution.


1:1 is a commonly used aspect ratio in videography. It produces videos that are a perfect square; the width and height of the video image are the same.

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