Vuulr names Lionsgate alum Thomas Hughes CEO Americas as first US office opens

Online content marketplace Vuulr has hired Lionsgate alum Thomas Hughes as its CEO for the Americas as it opens its first US office in Los Angeles. He will be responsible for building a local team focused on serving Hollywood, as well as all content owners and creators across North and Latin America, and will report […]

Exclusive: Drama drives Vuulr deals as US leads online sales

The demand for scripted drama content has remained steadfast this year, according to online rights marketplace Vuulr. The service, which went global in January this year, has revealed that out of 8,000 deals negotiated for TV and films in 2020, drama was the most in demand genre on Vuulr at 13%. This was followed by comedy […]

TBI Distributor’s Survey 2020 – Insider insight

TBI’s Distributor’s Survey 2020 has provided deep insights into how the global content business is rapidly evolving and how things could change over the next 12 months. Here, Ian McKee, CEO of online marketplace Vuulr – sponsor of this year’s Survey – provides us with his insights The TBI Distributor Survey takes stock of a […]

News round-up: BBC Three’s ViacomCBS deal; Vuulr expands slate; C4 orders Diana doc

BBC Three, BET snag ViacomCBS comedy Broadcasters in Europe, Africa, New Zealand and Latin America have picked up scripted series following deals with recently-revamped ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) Distribution. Single-camera comedy Twenties, which launched in March this year on BET in the US, will make its UK debut on BBC Three on 25 October, after […]

TBI Fireside Chat with Vuulr’s Ian Mckee – The Democratisation of Content

Vuulr CEO & founder Ian Mckee joins TBI editor Richard Middleton to discuss how the digital marketplace is enabling buyers to find a wider selection of content and sellers to uncover new markets for their shows. Mckee also reveals the countries that have been quickest to adopt digital distribution, as well as how the service […]

TBI Talks: Andy Kaplan’s AXN plans greater investment in Asian content, while US buyers lead online acquisitions

KC Global Media Entertainment-owned AXN is committed to investing in more original content in the Asia region. Speaking on yesterday’s TBI Talks webinar, which focused on capitalising on opportunities in the region, KC chairman Andy Kaplan acknowledged that while there is more “great, premium product” coming out of Hollywood – pandemic aside – than ever […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Pulling back the curtain on online content sales

Ian McKee, CEO of online distribution service Vuulr, provides a sneak peak into some of the key trends emerging from the thousands of ‘deal negotiations’ his company has facilitated over recent months and reveals which countries are embracing online sales the most. Fast, diverse and global – these are the key takeaways from a deep […]