An interview with Vuulr’s Ian McKee, 28-07-2020. As published on Worldscreen In the international content industry, the traditional way of doing business that has endured for decades has heavily relied on trade events. At Vuulr, the company has digitally transformed the well-worn ways of B2B transactions in the licensing of films and TV shows. “You can now do it online […]
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As consumers’ appetite for content goes global, content buyers need a new way to quickly and easily find great stories from anywhere in the world. History was made early this year when “Parasite” became the first foreign film to win Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards. This trend has come into sharp focus during the pandemic as we see […]
An interview with Vuulr’s Ian McKee, 29-06-2020. As published on TBI 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 […]
We’re introducing greater support and flexibility to meet the rights management needs of our global community of 5,000+ Buyers and Sellers! You can now make deals for these rights formats: Transactional Video on Demand (T-VOD), Electronic Sell Through (EST) and other non-standard rights. T-VOD – A digital rental for a specified viewing period (24 or 48 hours) EST – Buy/Download to own, ability of […]
By Ian Mckee 26-05-2020. Published on Digital TV Europe Even before the coronavirus outbreak, the process for acquiring content in the international television industry had been changing at an accelerating pace. Needless to say, the growth of global streaming platforms – both the VoD giants and the thousands of smaller niche players – is a well-documented trend. But coinciding with […]
By Ian McKee 05-05-2020. Published on C21 | FutureMedia The coronavirus crisis marks a watershed for the TV content rights business, spelling the strong decline of big, exclusive deals. If the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted one thing it’s that the amount of content being watched by audiences globally is both vast and varied. Of course, we’re all aware of the incredible success […]
We held our first Vuulr webinar this week and we’re glad to have connected with attendees from all over the world. Thank you so much for joining us! Vuulr’s CEO, Ian McKee, shared how digital marketplaces are quickly becoming the new normal for content acquisition in the age of social distancing. If you missed the live webinar, watch the recording […]
How content buyers can #stayhome, yet continue to discover and license finished content during the coronavirus pandemic. As people stay home, they are consuming more content, more quickly. HBONow reports a 65% increase in daily binge watching of three episodes or more, and a 70% increase in movie watching. Streamers aren’t the only ones to benefit from increased consumption. Network […]
With travel restrictions and cancelled markets, opportunities to close deals in person are far and few between. As more buyers lean into digital marketplaces, we are giving our sellers more support to reduce the impact of market cancellations. What you can do Update your Vuulr catalogue with the latest titles from your front catalogue, similar to what you would have pitched to […]
The founder of online programme sales platform Vuulr Ian McKee tells Tim Dams about the Singapore-based business’ plan to cut the cost, time and complexity of buying and selling content.