Vimeo, BuzzFeed and other sites offering free video dating have been quietly expanding their reach, with a slew of new partners including Vimeo’s partner site Pornhub.com and BuzzFeed.com.
The sites have all added a number of video hosting companies, including YouTube and Vimeo.
But the biggest of them all is Vimeo (owned by Viacom), which announced Tuesday that it will be offering its own video hosting service, Vistaphone.com, as well as video hosting for other platforms.
The service is billed as a platform for free video hosting and other services.
“Vistaphones.com is the premier online video hosting company for free porn and related content,” Vistagraphics CEO and co-founder Peter Schott said in a statement.
“Our video hosting platform will be the easiest way to access your videos on the web, in person, and on mobile devices.”
Vimeo has partnered with Pornhub in the past.
Vimeo recently introduced a new video sharing service, vid-swapper.com (also known as vimeo.com), which will offer a free video-sharing service that allows users to upload up to 100 videos and upload them to Vimeo on their devices.
“It’s easy to use and is free, so it’s great for those of us who don’t have the time or budget to host our own videos,” Schott wrote in an email to VentureBeat.
“For those who do, it’s an incredible opportunity to share your porn in a way that’s as private and secure as possible.”
BuzzFeed, meanwhile, has been partnering with Vimeo for a number years.
The platform launched in 2010, offering video sharing for a few years.
But it later folded into Vimeo after the company’s founders announced that they wanted to build their own platform.
In 2014, the platform was acquired by Yahoo, and in 2018, it was acquired for $350 million.
Now, Vibes, which has a similar feature for its free porn service, has added Vimeo as a partner.
The company said in its announcement that it plans to roll out the new service “in the coming months.”
Vistagraphic’s move is a major boost for the company, which recently acquired the content aggregator Reddit, which previously served as a hub for users to post their own videos.
In October, the company said it would be adding more video hosting partners.
“Our partners have a strong history of bringing high quality video content to our users,” Schotts said.
“This partnership allows us to further our focus on providing our users with an easy-to-use, high-quality video hosting solution that is also secure and affordable.”
In other news, Buzzfeed has been adding new partners like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.
BuzzFeed also recently added the video hosting services, Vudu and YouTube Red, to its list of partners.
“The Vudus Video Hosting service is the world’s largest and most comprehensive video hosting suite, with over 70,000 titles available to stream,” Vuduo founder and CEO Matthew Sosnowski said in the announcement.
“We’ve been providing the world with a video sharing platform since we started in 2012, and Vuduru is the best of the best.”