The world is changing…
You may have heard… Thanks to COVID-19, the world is on lockdown, and on-demand viewership is up. But while viewership is up, it’s also (perhaps not surprisingly) difficult to make new content while socially distancing — which has caused the delay or cancellation of numerous new releases. That means, in the near future we’re going to be facing a dramatic decrease in the availability of new content to keep us occupied.
Enter the age of the rerun. So, while the rest of the world is focused on rewatching their favorite modern classics like Parks and Recreation, Friends, and The Office, we decided to bring back the less contemporary classics. There’s a wealth of old-school television shows and movies that are ripe for a rewatch (or for many, a first viewing). So instead of rewatching Monica yell “Seven!” for the hundredth time, use your newly found bingeable time to discover one of the originally classic sitcoms like Leave it to Beaver. Or kick back with The Lone Ranger and discover Westworld before it had a “world” on the end and was simply “the West.”
We built Vidayo for just this purpose.
So…what is Vidayo?
To our parents, these classics were just…television. For us, they were staples on Nick at Night. And for the youngsters out there who’ve never even heard of The Lone Ranger, Joe Friday, or The Beave, Vidayo is a time capsule of previously unseen goodness. Designed to bring the best of boomer content to today’s internet, Vidayo has something fun for everyone — regardless of what era you grew up in. Think of it as “Netflix” for content that’s probably older than you are. It’s available on the web, on your Roku Device, and on Amazon Fire (with more to come soon).
In startup parlance, Vidayo is where we “dogfood” our own product — or, put simply, it is our test application. We can’t simply throw a video experience out into the world without testing it thoroughly, right? Right. So, instead of keeping our testing behind closed doors, we’ve opted to open it up to the world and fill it with interesting content. (Bear in mind, this also means that the experience will likely change over time as we continue to develop new features and determine what works and what doesn’t. You might also run into an errant bug here and there — please bear with us while we quash them.)
Is there something you’d like to see on Vidayo?
Let us know by filling out the form here. While we can’t make any guarantees, we’re happy to take a look to see if we can find your favorite publicly available TV shows and movies.