News round-up: Vice joins Vuulr; Blue Ant expands FAST channels; ZDFS snags Irish thriller

Vice joins Vuulr Vice Distribution has struck a deal that will see 1,000 hours of its shows made available via online content marketplace Vuulr. Titles listed on Vuulr span investigative documentary, entertainment, sport and lifestyle content, including the hit wrestling show Dark Side Of The Ring, which explores the darkest stories from the golden age of […]

Warner Bros. veteran Jeffrey Schlesinger invests in Vuulr, joins company’s board

Rights marketplace Vuulr has added the former president of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution Jeffrey Schlesinger to its Board of Advisors, with the veteran exec also investing in the company. Schlesinger has more than 40 years of experience overseeing the distribution of content for major Hollywood Studios, including Warner Bros., HBO and Turner. He will advise […]

TBI Weekly: What BBCS & Vuulr deal says about rights cycles & distribution

BBC Studios’ agreement with Vuulr revealed earlier this week is another nod to the rapidly changing content business. TBI speaks to the platform’s CEO Ian McKee about $12m worth of deals, 200,000+ hours of content & US studios’ reevaluation of rights. Trading rights to TV shows has been a part of the content industry for almost as long as there […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios joins rights marketplace Vuulr with 3,000-hour deal

BBC Studios (BBCS) has struck a deal that will see it placing more than 3,000 hours of its shows including Top Gear and Death In Paradise onto rights marketplace Vuulr. The pact will make shows from the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster available to Vuulr’s buyers in Asia, with documentary, comedy, factual entertainment and lifestyle content […]

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 […]

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