To provide you with more information on our creator solutions, we compiled a list of the questions that we get asked most often by creators. If you have additional questions for us (that aren't answered below), we'd still love to assist you. Simply reach out to your Hideout.tv account manager, or submit a support ticket by clicking on the Submit a request link (located on the top-right side of this screen) and we'd be more than happy to answer your questions!
What is Hideout.tv?
Hideout.tv is an innovative, new video-sharing platform that rewards creators and viewers. For creators, Hideout.tv provides an opportunity for videos to be seen by new audiences, engage deeper with viewers, and generate a new revenue stream from their videos. For viewers, Hideout.tv provides access to an ever-growing library of hand-picked quality content, as well as provides an opportunity to earn items while watching, such as gift card codes and gaming rewards. Hideout.tv.tv is currently viewed by hundreds of thousands of users in 12 countries. For more information about Hideout.tv, visit What is Hideout.tv?
What Benefits Do Hideout.tv Creators Receive?
Becoming a Hideout.tv creator provides many perks, including:
- The opportunity to earn revenue for every view that your videos receive on Hideout.tv!
- Access to new global audiences
- A custom Hideout.tv channel, complete with vanity URL, bio area, and area to promote links to your websites, social media accounts, merch store, or your account on other video-sharing sites
- Access to powerful feedback mechanisms, to help grow your brand
- Free high-resolution uploads of your videos to all users
- The opportunity to earn premium placement for your videos and channel on the Hideout.tv site, mobile app (coming soon) and Amazon Fire app (coming soon).
- Access to new opportunities to distribute your merchandise and engage deeper with your fans--coming soon
Is There a Fee to Become a Creator?
No. It is 100% free to become a Hideout.tv creator and utilize Hideout.tv creator solutions.
What Length Should My Videos Be?
To get more views, we recommend that your videos be around 3-4 minutes in length, but we accept videos anywhere from 30 seconds to up to 30 minutes.
How Long Does it Take for a Video to Be Approved?
At Hideout.tv, all video uploads are manually vetted by staff to ensure quality, strong entertainment value, and compliance with terms of service. Thus, not all video uploads submitted to Hideout.tv are approved. However, the approval process is pretty quick. Most video uploads are reviewed and approved by Hideout.tv staff in less than 24 hours on business days. The process can take up to 72 hours, however, if uploads are submitted during non-business hours or during periods with a higher volume of submissions.
Can I Use Videos from My YouTube Channel, Instagram Account, or Other Platforms?
Absolutely! Videos uploaded to Hideout.tv do not have to be exclusives. You are free to upload videos to Hideout.tv from any of your social or video-sharing accounts, including YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Twitch, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Do I Retain the Rights to My Content?
Yes! When you upload videos to Hideout.tv, you still own the rights to that content to use as you please.
Can I Promote My Website or YouTube Channel on Hideout.tv?
Yes! You are free to promote your website, social and video-sharing accounts, Patreon link, or any other properties that will help grow your brand. Once you become a Hideout.tv creator, you will be able to easily promote your brand via an easy-to-use links section on your channel profile.
Which Types of Videos Get the Most Views?
Hideout.tv viewers are a younger audience (Millennials or younger), and typically enjoy videos related to movies, music, TV, food, and pop culture. However, Hideout.tv viewers love being entertained. So, if you create something that is new, fresh, or engaging, viewers will definitely watch.
How is Adscend Media Associated with Hideout.tv?
Adscend Media created Hideout.tv, and also owns and operates Hideout.tv. Launched in 2009, Adscend Media specializes in rewards-based ad solutions.
What Type of Content is Allowed? Can I Use Profanity?
Hideout.tv doesn't allow nudity, pornography, sexual content, violence, hate speech and the types of content that typically isn't allowed on most social or video-sharing platforms. To view a full list prohibited content, check out Hideout.tv Content Approval Guidelines and Best Practices.
Currently, the use of profanity in videos is allowed in very small doses at Hideout.tv. Please try to not use profanity, and always make sure to "bleep" or censor the use of profane words.
Which File Types Do You Accept and What is Your Maximum File Size?
Currently, we accept .mp4 files and our maximum file size is 5gb per upload.
Where Can I Find Information on Your Copyright Policies?
We take the copyrights of artists, creators, and companies very seriously at Hideout.tv. Therefore, we will not approve any video that contains copyrighted music, images, video or other materials that have not been approved for distribution by the origin creator, artist, or company. Additionally, any creator found using another creator's videos will be permanently banned from uploading videos to Hideout.tv. For more information, please visit our DMCA Policy and the Hideout.tv Terms of Service.