Matthew Frank


Televisa boards TRX platform

Online licensing platform TRX has signed up Spanish media giant Televisa.  The Mexico-headquartered business is adding more than 2,000 hours of content to the service, which enables buyers and sellers to maximise the value of TV rights. Launched in 2017, TRX now has more than 1,000 registered buyers and more than 70,000 hours of content available on […]

India’s Zee boards licensing portal TRX

Indian media giant Zee is boarding online licensing platform TRX.  The business is the latest distributor to join the platform, with more than 1,000 hours from Zee’s Global Content Hub syndication division being added to the platform. Zee titles heading to TRX include popular drama series Kumkum Bhayga (pictured), Razia, lifestyle program Altar’d & The Big Fat […]

Studiocanal boards licensing portal TRX

French producer-distributor Studiocanal is the latest business to join online licensing portal TRX. The business is launching its entire catalogue on the service, which enables distributors to strike sales directly with buyers using the platform, allowing them to maximize the value of certain TV rights. Launched in 2016 by Matthew Frank and David Frank, TRX […]

TRX signs BBCWW catalogue for official launch

TRX, the online platform for buying and selling TV rights, has signed BBC Worldwide to list its catalogue of 9,500 titles on the platform as it makes its official launch. Following an 18-month beta phase, the platform is now available to all buyers and sellers around the world, allowing them to engage, negotiate and agree […]

Edge joins Sky & C4 in backing TRX

Edge Investments has taken a minority stake in Dial Square 86, the holding company for digital distribution platform The RightsXchange (TRX). TRX is an online deal-making platform for TV rights licensing, already backed by Sky Ventures and the Channel 4 Growth Fund. Both are minority shareholders of the platform. The platform enables programme buyers to […]

Sky ploughs another £1m into TRX

UK satcaster Sky has invested another £1 million (US$1.3 million) in rights trading platform TRX. Sky was one of a number of companies and private investors who were part of a £5.2 million funding round in August last year, and has now increased its minority stake. TRX is a UK-based digital distribution platform designed to […]

TRX preps move into movies

TRX is looking to add movies to the TV content on its soon to launch rights trading platform, its execs have told TBI. The platform, which received funding from Sky and Channel 4 in its latest funding round, was conceived as a way to buy and sell TV rights but it now looking to expand […]

TRX adds Audio Network exec as deputy CEO

Online trading platform TRX has hired Juliette Squair from TV music company Audio Network to become its deputy CEO. This comes hot on the heels of UK channels groups Sky and Channel 4 buying into TRX parent Dial Square 86 as part of a recent £5.2 million (US$7 million) funding round. At indie music firm […]

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 […]

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 […]