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Pay-for-Performance

This article covers requirements to deliver content under the Prime Video Pay-for-Performance royalty program.

Under Pay-for-Performance royalty terms, content partners may make their titles available in either of the following:

  1. Prime (SVOD) and be paid based on customer engagement on a Cost Per Hour (CPH) royalty model.
  2. Ad supported (AVOD) and be paid based on advertising revenue share (revshare) royalty model.

Prime Video doesn’t pay any minimum or up-front fees for content availed under CPH or revshare terms. Content providers choose which titles they want to avail under the CPH royalty model, and should engage with their Amazon point of contact to discuss titles that can be availed under revshare royalty model.

Note: You must provide localized audio or captions for each published territory. For example, if you’re publishing to Spain under Pay-for-Performance terms, you must provide Spanish audio or Spanish captions.

Access Pay-for-Performance terms

Content partners can participate in the Prime Video Pay-for-Performance royalty program at the discretion of the Prime Video business team. To request participation, contact your Prime Video Content Acquisition Manager.

When your account is enabled, you're prompted to review and accept Pay-for-Performance terms, which are linked from the banner that appears in the Video Central portal. Contractual terms detail how you earn royalties on your titles. You're required to provide bank, payment, and tax details through the Video Central portal to enable royalty payments for titles availed under Pay-for-Performance.

After accepting contractual terms and providing payment details, you may begin making your content available under Pay-for-Performance terms using industry-standard EMA Avails. Prime Video rejects CPH and/or revshare avails if you haven’t accepted Pay-for-Performance terms through your Video Central account.

Submit Pay-for-Performance avails

To make titles available under CPH terms, you must submit EMA Avails with the following CPH SVOD fields and inputs:

CPH SVOD

To make titles available under CPH terms, you must submit EMA Avails with the following CPH SVOD fields and inputs:

EMA Avails (v1.6): Required inputs for SVOD CPH
EMA Avail (v1.6) field Required input

LicenseType

SVOD

LicenseRightsDescription (for EMA v1.6)

Prime

ContractID

CPH

EMA Avails (v1.7.3): Required inputs for SVOD CPH
EMA Avail (v1.7.3) field Required input

LicenseType

SVOD

GroupIdentity (for EMA v1.7.3)

Prime

ContractID

CPH

Revshare AVOD

To make titles available under Revshare terms, you must submit EMA Avails with the following Revshare AVOD fields and inputs:

EMA Avails (v1.6): Required inputs for Revshare AVOD
EMA Avail (v1.6) field Required input

LicenseType

SVOD

LicenseRightsDescription (for EMA v1.6)

freewithads

ContractID

revshare

EMA Avails (v1.7.3): Required inputs for SVOD CPH
EMA Avail (v1.7.3) field Required input

LicenseType

SVOD

GroupIdentity (for EMA v1.7.3)

freewithads

ContractID

revshare

Complete your avail sheet with all other necessary inputs per Amazon requirements, including the territory or territories into which you want to make content available. Learn more about Prime Video requirements for delivering EMA avails.

Note: AVOD is only available in select territories.

To ensure that new rights windows are captured by Prime Video operational workflows, deliver your avails in accordance with standard avail delivery SLAs, with a forward-looking date and timestamp in the Start field. Only submit avails for territories supported by your Pay-for-Performance (CPH or Revshare) agreement with Amazon — we won’t accept avail scopes for territories outside this agreement. Some territories, like India, require an additional agreement with Prime Video to avail your titles under Pay-for-Performance terms. Contact your Prime Video Content Acquisition Manager for more information on the territories into which you are permitted to make your titles available under Pay-for-Performance terms.

Pay-for-Performance avails must not conflict with any existing Licensed SVOD/AVOD deal you have with Amazon. If you want to extend the availability window of your Licensed SVOD/AVOD titles under CPH/Revshare terms upon the expiration of the Licensed window, you must ensure that the CPH/Revshare Start and End date inputs specified in your delivered avail sheet don’t conflict with the windows of your Licensed titles. For a licensed SVOD/AVOD deal to maintain a continuous offer window, the End date and timestamp of the licensed SVOD/AVOD titles must be one minute before the CPH/reshare AVOD Start timestamp. If you’re uncertain about precise window dates of existing licensed titles, contact your Prime Video Partner Operations Manager.

If your Pay-for-Performance avails are rejected (e.g., conflict with a licensed deal or are for a territory you’re not permitted to avail into for Pay-for-Performance), then you will receive instant feedback in the Deliveries tab within the Video Central portal.

Below are sample files for use in creating EMA avails specifically for CPH SVOD. For more details, see the Content Rights section.

CPH SVOD

Download icon EMA Avails v1.7.3 CPH SVOD sample file

Download icon EMA Avails v1.6 CPH SVOD sample file

Revshare AVOD

Download icon EMA Avails v1.7.3 Revshare AVOD sample file

Download icon EMA Avails v1.6 Revshare AVOD sample file

Note: Avails 1.6 doesn't support Day After Broadcast (DAB) Pay-for-Performance content. If you plan to deliver DAB titles and stream them as Pay-for-Performance, please use Avails 1.7.3 and input DAB in the LicenseRightsDescription field. Review LicenseRightsDescription in the TV Data Dictionary tab in the avails sample file for the usage of this field.

Content fulfillment for Pay-for-Performance titles

After successfully delivering Pay-for-Performance avails, title fulfillment requirements populate on the Requests tab within the Video Central portal. For titles previously delivered to Prime Video through a different business line (e.g., TVOD, Licensed SVOD, Prime Channels), you likely have no additional delivery requirements following successful avail delivery. For net new titles to the service, or if you delivered avails for a territory that has an additional localization requirement, the Requests tab displays all new requirements. Filter Business Line to Prime/AVOD and Status to both Open and Required to identify new delivery obligations for your CPH/Revshare titles.

Note: You must provide localized audio or captions for each published territory. For example, if you’re publishing to Spain under Pay-for-Performance terms, you must provide Spanish audio or Spanish captions.

Reporting

After titles are available in Pay-for-Performance, you have visibility into titles’ performance through downloadable reports, available on the Reports tab within the Video Central portal. Performance reports — published daily, weekly, and monthly — include total minutes streamed per title and per territory. Access your earnings and related payments for those titles through a monthly earnings report, which includes royalties on per-title, per-territory basis, and a monthly payments report, which tracks each payment made to you for Pay-for-Performance earnings.

Royalty terms

For any title made available under Pay-for-Performance terms, you’re compensated based on performance of the titles.

CPH SVOD
For CPH SVOD, compensation is based on a per-hour royalty rate. CPH SVOD royalties are paid according to the rate card outlined in the CPH Digital License Agreement accepted through Video Central. Unless otherwise stated in your CPH agreement, royalties for titles published in the United States are paid in accordance with the Customer Engagement Ranking associated with each title streamed.

The Customer Engagement Ranking is a percentile ranking of a title’s level of engagement with our Prime customers in relation to other titles published into SVOD under CPH terms in a territory. Royalty rates for titles published in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria are paid based on aggregate hours streamed in each territory based on the rate table available in your CPH Digital License Agreement. Titles published in all other territories earn a fixed royalty rate per hour set forth in your CPH Digital License Agreement. Title streaming time begins accruing when the title is streamed for the first time by a customer.

Revshare AVOD

For Revshare AVOD, compensation is based on the share of the advertising revenue earned from the ads played on the content. Unless otherwise stated in your agreement, royalties for titles published are paid in accordance with the percentage share of the earned advertising revenue for each title.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

How can I participate in the Prime Video Pay-for-Performance Royalty program?
Which titles can I avail under CPH?
Which titles can I avail under Revshare?
How do I make titles available in Pay-for-Performance?
What avail spec should I use to deliver Pay-for-Performance avails?
What assets do I need to deliver to make my titles available in Pay-for-Performance?
How will I be paid for my titles?
How do I get support?
Can I create a Prime Video Direct Landing Page for my Pay-for-Performance titles?
What are Prime Video asset delivery requirements for Pay-for-Performance?
What if I’ve already delivered title assets as part of my managed account through Video Central?
What about assets that I delivered through Prime Video Direct (PVD)?
Can my titles and assets be repurposed from Prime Video Direct (PVD) to my managed account?
Can I move my own titles from my Prime Video Direct (PVD) to managed Video Central (VC) account?
Do I still need to use Prime Video Direct (PVD) after I have access to Pay-for-Performance through my managed Video Central (VC) account?
Which territories can I publish into?
Will I have to provide new bank, payment, and tax details?
What is the difference between Prime Video Direct (PVD) and Pay-for-Performance (SVOD CPH/AVOD Revshare)?
What is the different between Pay-for-Performance reporting on Prime Video Direct (PVD) and on Video Central (VC)?

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