TRX


TRX signs Lionsgate catalogue

Online rights trading platform TRX has reached an agreement with studio Lionsgate to carry 1300 hours of programming on its service. The deal adds to a roster of more than 600 buyers and 100 distributors that have already registered for the TRX service since its launch, including BBC Worldwide, Sky Vision, All3Media, Cineflix, Off the Fence and Beta Films. TRX […]

Coolabi eyes acquisitions after £11m funding injection

Britain-based children’s entertainment firm Coolabi Group is on the acquisitions hunt after securing £11 million (US$14.7 million) in new funding. The firm, which counts Clangers, Bagpuss, Poppy Cat and Scream Street among its IP brands, received the cash injection from Santander Corporate & Commercial, a division of high street bank Santander. The funds will go […]

Ex-Sony int’l production chief Wong joins TRX board

Former Sony Pictures Television (SPT) international production president Andrea Wong has joined the board of disruptive distribution platform TRX. Wong joins other industry figures such as Stephen lambert and John McVay on the company’s board. She is already on the boards of Liberty Media, Liberty Interactive Corporation and the Hudson’s Bay Company. TRX went live […]

Ex-BBCWW chief to explore investments for Edge

Former BBC Worldwide CEO John Smith will explore investment opportunities for UK-based firm Edge. Smith (pictured) will work with Edge Investments chief executive David Glick and his team of managers to unearth and jointly back creative companies. Smith exited the BBC’s commercial arm in October 2012 as Tim Davie stepped up the replace him. He […]

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 […]

Channel 4 buys into Scottish indie

The UK’s Channel 4 has continued its investment in local indies by taking a piece of Glasgow-based producer Firecrest Films. The move represents the latest use of the Channel 4 Indie Growth Fund, which has helped the broadcaster buy into companies such as Barcroft Media Group, Eleven Film, Lightbox Media and The RightsXchange (TRX). Channel […]

TRX preps 2017 roll out with 1,000 buyers

TRX will launch globally next year and have 20,000 hours of content and over 1,000 buyers by that point, company chairman David Frank has told TBI. Former RDF and Zodiak boss Frank says the next-generation trading platform, which allows rights owners and buyers to transact online, is set for a full international rollout by mid-2017. At […]

Getting The Rights Exchange right

TRX is preparing a global 2017 launch with broadcaster backing, David Frank tells Stewart Clarke Rights trading platform TRX is now live across a chunk of Asia and central and eastern Europe, with more countries to be added by year-end. Co-founder and chairman David Frank says TRX will launch globally by mid-2017, and at that […]

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