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Vessel was a commercial video service created by Jason Kilar and Richard Tom, who previously served on the executive board for Hulu.


Launched in 2015, a unique element to the site was its implementation of early access; creators can allow users to access videos before they are officially released for a fee of $3 or $20 on monthly and annual costs respectively; users can have access to videos for about three days before the video is made public. Because of this, the service proved to be popular with bigger content creators, especially following the demise of Blip TV.

The site was acquired by Verizon in October of 2016 and shut down, with Verizon transferring Vessel's staff to work on their streaming service go90, now also defunct.


  • The site's domain was first launched in 2005 as an unknown product production website.