FAST operator Wurl hires Comedy Central & Vubiqity alums

Free advertising-supported channels (FAST) operator Wurl has hired a raft of execs including Comedy Central’s former general manager Dave Bernath ahead of a planned global expansion. Bernath, who left the ViacomCBS-owned channel in 2017, becomes director of business development & content strategy at Wurl, which works with companies including A+E Networks and AMC Networks to […]

Premiere Digital expands EMEA presence with BBCS, Vubiquity execs

Media services, technology and distribution outfit Premiere Digital is launching its activities in the UK and has made a trio of hires and promotions as it set the goal of expanding its business further in the EMEA region. Michele Edelman Vubiquity executive Michele Edelman has been hired as head of growth, while former BBC Studios […]

Multi-territory SVOD deal for The Missing

All3Media International-distributed drama The Missing is heading a host of SVOD platforms across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The BBC Two show will be made available for a number of platforms affiliated with Vubiquity, a company that powers and buys content for digital networks. The deal with All3 covers season one, which […]

South African SVOD service buys BBCWW shows

South African subscription on-demand platform MTN FrontRow has acquired BBC Worldwide shows Sherlock and Planet Earth through a deal with rights broker Vubiquity. The deal also includes crime drama Luther, period drama Call the Midwife, documentary series Africa and children’s shows such as Charlie and Lola. Orphan Black, Ripper Street, Happy Valley, Top of the […]

Israeli VOD service lands Romanzo Criminale

New Israeli on-demand platform Cellcom TV has acquired Italian gangster drama Romanze Criminale from Germany-based Beta Film. Premium content services firm Vubiquity brokered the deal on behalf of Cellcom TV, which mobile phone operator Cellcom launched at the end of last year. Romanzo Criminale is set between 1977 and 1989 and follows a criminal gang […]

Endemol Shine emerging markets SVOD deal

Endemol Shine International has licensed a package of programming to Vubiquity, the technology company behind the FilmFlex service in the UK and several SVOD services in emerging markets. Vubiquity licenses content and provides a white label solution for would-be SVOD players. It has acquired several ESI titles including Peaky Blinders and The Fall for a […]

On demand deals for Georges St-Pierre doc

Takedown: The DNA of GSP has been sold to several on-demand platforms in the US. The 90-minute film follows retired mixed martial arts champion Georges St-Pierre. It is produced by Jimmy Lee Inc., Triplex Films Inc. and Upside Up Media Group and distributed by Toronto-based Peace Point Rights and sports agency Fighting Spirit. On-demand deals […]

Sony and Disney sell FilmFlex VOD service

Video platform provider and content aggregator Vubiquity has acquired UK-based white label video-on-demand provider FilmFlex. FilmFlex, jointly onwed by Sony Pictures Television and the Walt Disney Company, delivers customisable VOD storefronts for, amongst others, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Film4 and EE. According to Vubiquity, the deal will bring new licensing and digital storefront capabilities to its […]