If you would like Release Window Pricing and Scheduling added to your platform, please contact your account manager.

To use Release Window Pricing and Scheduling, you will first need to create a licensor to add the pricing to.

Step 1:

Navigate to ‘Store - Licensors’.

Step 2:

Add a licensor, or select an existing one. On this licensor click on the ‘Release Windows’ tab.

This will bring up a new tab on the right hand side where you can add and modify release windows.

Step 3:

Create and name your release windows, in this example we have 4.

Step 4:

Go to the ‘Revenue Split Rules’ tab. To add revenue split details to your release window, enter a percentage or a value for the revenue split. Both can be added, in which case the greater of the two will be used. Revenue splits entered under the ‘purchases’ section will only be used for purchases, and those entered under the ‘rentals’ section will only be used for rentals.

Step 5:

Go to the ‘pricing rules’ tab. To add pricing to this release window, select the regions you would like to add pricing to, and add a rent and/or buy price to each selected region.

Step 6:

Once these are set up, navigate to the pricing setup tab of your media. Set start and end dates, and select a release window to define pricing and revenue split based on the time the transaction is made.

In this example, for the first week, this film will cost $8.99 to rent. For the second and third weeks it will cost $7.99 to rent and after that it will cost $3.99. Once the rental price drops to $3.99, the film will also be available for purchase for $8.99. Buy and rent schedules are able to overlap, for example the buy price here could start on July 16th, in the middle of the $7.99 rental schedule.

A release window can have prices for both Buy and Rent but they are only applicable to the corresponding schedule types (Buy or Rent). For example:

  • A release window has Buy pricing but no Rent pricing. Applying it to a Rent schedule line will result in no rent price for the film in the selected period.

  • A release window has Rent pricing but no Buy pricing. Applying it to a Buy schedule line will result in no buy price for the film in the selected period.

  • A release window has both Buy and Rent pricing. Applying it to a Buy schedule and a Rent schedule will result in buy and rent pricing in the respective periods.

Note: an empty (blank) price means there is no price (can’t be purchased or rented), $0.00 means it is free.

Leaving the start date and end date out of the release schedule will set this price to be valid immediately and indefinitely.

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