David Frank

Sky, C4 buy into Frank brothers’ digital platform

UK-based pay TV company Sky and commercial broadcaster Channel 4 have both bought into Dial Square 86, the parent company of new rights trading platform TRX. The pair have taken an undisclosed minority stake in the Dial Square, which oversees soon-to-launch digital distribution platform. It is the first time Sky and pubcaster Channel 4 have […]

TRX names Asian agency

Online deal brokering platform TRX has appointed the distribution arm of Vision New Media as its agent in Asia. Vision Plus Entertainment will represent the UK-based TRX’s efforts in the region, promoting the online sales tool and signing up buyers and sellers. Vision Plus execs, including CEO Poh Lin Ho, recently joined TRX chief executive […]

Stephen Lambert to advise TRX

Stephen Lambert has become the latest senior TV exec to join the board of TRX, the soon-to-launch online rights-trading platform. Lambert has joined the TRX advisory board, joining other industry figures including Nadine Nohr and John McVay. TRX has been set up by David and Matthew Frank who both worked with Lambert at RDF. Having […]

TRX continues to staff up

TRX has hired an exec to cover Latin America ahead of the NATPE market in Miami next week. Raquel Yepes will handle Latin American for the UK-based rights trading platform, which will roll out in the next few months. As a consultant focused on the region, Yepes has worked with the Lat Am divisions of […]

McVay, Nohr join TRX advisory board

Soon-to-launch rights trading platform TRX has appointed a quartet of industry figures to a new advisory board. John McVay, boss of UK indies industry group Pact, will be on the board, as will Nadine Nohr (left), the former boss of both Shine and ITV’s distribution businesses. Juliette Squair, chief strategy office at music rights specialist […]

Frank brothers’ TRX gets funding, distribs

A raft of distributors have signed up to the beta test of The Rights Xchange (TRX), the new digital distribution platform being launched by David and Matthew Frank. The company has also hired a pair of new execs as the commercial launch plans take shape, recruiting Matt Honeybone as CFO and Jennifer Buzzelli to lead […]

David Frank’s Dial Square launching virtual market

Dial Square 86, the media investment company run by David and Matthew Frank, is launching a digital platform that will allow distributors and buyers to work together within a new ‘virtual market’. The roll out of TRX is a reaction to a need to ‘overhaul’ the TV distribution business, the company said. Dial Square said TRX would […]

Mutimer replaces Macallister at Zodiak Rights

Tim Mutimer has replaced Steve Macallister as CEO of Zodiak Media’s sales arm, Zodiak Rights. Macallister had held the top post after replacing Matthew Frank in January, but has has resigned. His former BBC Worldwide colleague Mutimer (left), who is Zodiak Rights’ head of non-scripted, has stepped up to replace him. “Having worked at Zodiak for […]

New World Order: Executive perspective

In the second part of our report into the wave of top-level consolidation in the international TV business, key execs explain how current events are affecting their businesses. David Frank, founder, Dial Square 86 Having launched and built one of the original super-indies, RDF, steered it through an IPO and then run the company that […]

New World Order

Following confirmation of the game-changing Shine Group-Endemol merger and the emergence of an increasingly more consolidated TV business landscape, Stewart Clarke and Jesse Whittock speak to influential executives about key changes the industry is undergoing.   Mergers, acquisition and consolidation are not a new phenomenon in the media and entertainment sector. The clue is in […]