David & Matthew Frank launch UK distributor Rocket Rights

TRX founders David and Matthew Frank have launched a London-based distribution firm called Rocket Rights. The company describes itself as a “next generation, multi-genre distributor” that will work with producers to take content worldwide. It says it uses technology “to streamline the sales and marketing process” and aims to compete by offering “highly competitive terms”, with […]

Online distribution service TRX goes free during Covid-19

Online TV rights marketplace TRX is offering its service for free for all users during the Coronavirus pandemic. With trade fairs and markets cancelled across the globe, face-to-face meetings have become a near-impossibility for buyers and distributors. TRX joins other content platforms such as ProgramBuyer and ONE Lite to have gone free in recent days […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Will Coronavirus crisis kick-start online distribution?

With the traditional events calendar thrown into disarray as the impact of Coronavirus hits, we ask whether digital platforms might provide an answer to distributors concerns. Andy Fry reports. Digital technology has transformed the worlds of entertainment and commerce. So it’s no surprise to see a slew of new platforms aiming to reinvent the world […]

David, Matthew Frank unveil new deal to keep TRX platform functioning into 2020

TRX founders David and Matthew Frank have agreed a new deal with the online TV licencing platform, which they say will secure its operations for 2020 and beyond. The brothers announced their departure from TRX in early October, saying that David would step down as executive chairman and Matthew as CEO at the end of […]

TRX future uncertain as bosses set to depart

TRX co-founders David Frank and Matthew Frank are stepping down from the online licensing platform they founded in 2015. David Frank will step down from his role as exec chairman and Matthew Frank will depart as CEO at the end of the year. Their departures leave a question mark around the future of TRX, whose board […]

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 adds TCB Media Rights to its digitized sales platform

TCB Media Rights is the latest distributor to sign up to the online sales platform TRX, which enables buyers and sellers to make TV distribution deals through a digital service. TCB will add 1,400 TV hours to the platform, which will go live shortly after MIPCOM. Titles include Border Patrol (pictured), Copy Cat Killers and […]

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 […]

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