Great news. After many months of work, the new Brighteon 2.0 is now live and functioning. All videos you upload to Brighteon.com now are stored on our new infrastructure, which is more resistant to any form of censorship from the corporate controllers.
Old videos are being ported over to the new infrastructure automatically. All videos will play as usual during this migration. There are a few minor interface glitches being reported by users, and we are rapidly fixing them now.
You will notice that the pre-roll ads are gone for right now. We are experimenting with this model of asking for donations and running on-page ads instead of pre-roll ads. Our costs are dramatically lower now, so we have more options for raising the required funds to operate the platform. We’re going to play around with on-page text ads or other elements that we hope can replace the need for pre-roll ads, but we will also experiment with a different format of short pre-roll ads that plug websites instead of products.
Our R&D team has expanded, so we are able to fix bugs and roll out new features more quickly than before. All of your suggestions for new features have been aggregated into a master list of priority features. We are now working our way through that list as well. One of the priority features is the ability of end users to log in and subscribe to your video channel. That will be in place soon.
We are relaxing restrictions on content thanks to the fact that we are more resistant now to upstream infrastructure tech bullies (techno-fascists). So we now welcome videos about the New Zealand staged attack and other topics that once nearly got us completely banned.
Also, because our video storage costs are much lower now, we welcome video game videos which were previously not welcomed (only due to cost concerns).
Thank you for your patience during this transition. We are working hard and spending a lot on R&D to make this platform available to everyone. There isn’t a dime of profit associated with this effort, but we think it’s worth it to help protect your right to speak.
More news coming soon, and expect new features now on an accelerated timeline.
– Mike Adams, Founder, Brighteon.com