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 […]

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 […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #5 where’s the party?

For those who have been going for decades it is easy to forget that Cannes is one of the world’s most glamorous conference destinations in the world (a title surely held by the APOS event in Bali), not least because of the reflected glory of the world-famous film festival. MIPTV takeaways: #1 no Rising Star, but Roots established MIPTV […]

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 […]

TRX hires Sarah Walker from Sony

Soon-to-launch rights trading platform TRX has hired Sarah Walker as its marketing chief. Walker joins from Sony Pictures Television, and becomes chief marketing officer at TRX, which will roll out in the next few months and offer content owners a platform to sell their rights digitally. TRX, which is the brainchild of former RDF and […]

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 […]