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Vuulr News and Press Coverage

Vuulr’s disruptive digital marketplace has been featured extensively across Film and TV trade press. Read more about our news announcements, opinion pieces and featured interviews here. You can also visit our blog to read more of the latest perspectives from the Vuulr team.

10 June  |  Senal News >

The company announced the launch of its Branded Sales Platform, a white-labeled version of the Vuulr Platform that can be branded and attached to a rights holder’s website to enable it to better service interested buyers.

30 March  |  Variety >

Vuulr, a digital marketplace for rights to filmed content, has tapped two entertainment industry veterans to expand its presence in mainstream Hollywood.

17 March  |  WrapPro >

The online content marketplace — where deals take an average of 10.5 days to complete — just unveiled a new tool to help distributors feature their shows or movies

17 March

Global content marketplace launches free brandable screening rooms for content sellers.

LOS ANGELES, CA – March 17, 2021 – Today, Vuulr, the leading global online content marketplace for film and television rights, launched ‘Brandable Screening Rooms,’ featuring the largest collection of screening rooms, showing over 1,100 films and TV shows from more than 250 rights holders, including Gaumont, Legendary Television, SPI, TVCO, Insight TV, Globo, One Animation, Toonz Media, Indiacast, GMA, and Vision Film.

For no cost, studios, distributors, production houses, and indie content makers can now feature their content in their own Screening Rooms, which can be branded with logos, company descriptions,  and URLs, making it easy for rights holders to promote their unique Screening Rooms.

Vuulr’s Screening Rooms are designed to improve deal closing by reducing friction and streamlining the acquisition journey. An interested buyer, having watched a screener, can instantly check avails and make an acquisition offer.

“Having worked for two studios setting up screenings, whether in-person or online, I have seen firsthand logistical challenges of buying and selling rights,” said Thomas Hughes, CEO Americas for Vuulr. “By integrating Screening Room functionality to the Vuulr marketplace, screenings become a part of an unbroken content discovery journey, from interest to an offer to a deal. We’re laser-focused on making content acquisition quicker and easier, and this is a natural next step.”

Vuulr is free to use for buyers; for sellers, there are no upfront costs, and commission fees are only paid on success.

To date, content sellers from around the globe have listed 135,000 hours of content in more than 60 genres and 70 languages on Vuulr. Nearly 1,400 licensing deals were completed in the last 14 months, with over 5,000 buyers and 10,000 registered users accessing the Vuulr platform. The content listed on Vuulr spans animated shorts to multi-season dramas from nearly 100 different territories. The unique platform provides buyers the opportunity to discover film and television content of all genres and varying lengths, appealing to audiences’ global appetite. The online marketplace has, for example, enabled Spanish animation to be sold to Mongolia and Bollywood content to be picked up in Taiwan.

Sellers on the online entertainment content marketplace include Sony, Legendary Television, Gaumont, Televisa, Viacom 18, CNN, Caracol, and many more including both indies and larger studios. Registered buyers include The Walt Disney Company, Viacom International Media Networks, Turner International Asia Pacific, BBC, Super RTL, Public Media Co Vietnam, Astro, MX Player, UKTV, SBS and many more from around the world.

26 January  |  Deadline> 

Thomas Hughes, whose nine-year run at Lionsgate culminated with a stint as EVP of worldwide digital distribution, has joined online content marketplace Vuulr as the startup’s CEO Americas.

8 October  | C21 Media >

Singapore-based online content marketplace Vuulr has added more than 1,000 hours of programming from the US, Canada, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic to its platform.

1 October  |  TVB Europe >

Vuulr CEO Ian McKee on why this is a watershed moment for the way the content industry operates. 

25 August  |  SenalNews >

Vuulr will host “Content Market Live!,” an event for which the first three major companies, Latin American communications company, Globo, television studio Legendary Television, and SPI International will participate as sellers. 

3 August  |  Videoage >

Gusto Worldwide Media closed a content deal with global content marketplace Vuulr for more than 500 hours of premium culinary and lifestyle programming.

29 June | TBI >   

Fast, diverse and global – these are the key takeaways from a deep dive into the numbers behind Vuulr.

25 June | C21 >

C21Media has partnered with Vuulr for the launch of its first transactional virtual content market event, Content Market LIVE!, which will take place on August 6, allowing buyers to offer, negotiate and acquire content immediately.

18 June | TBI >

Online programme sales platform Vuulr has appointed producer Ben Lock to oversee global partnerships.

15 June  |  ISSU >

Even before the cancellation of traditional physical markets, online content rights marketplaces had become attractive alternatives for new producers who lacked a strong track history of programme making. 

8 June | Videoage >

DISCOP organizers have selected Vuulr, the B2B content rights marketplace, to power DISCOP Club, a new digital destination for African content producers to expand their sales across Africa and internationally.

26 May | C21 >

Online content marketplace Vuulr has added more than 2,400 hours of drama and feature film content from Israeli distributor Dori Media Group to its offering.

5 May |  C21 >

The coronavirus crisis marks a watershed for the TV content rights business, spelling the strong decline of big, exclusive deals

4 May | C21 >

Online content marketplace Vuulr had added the catalogue of Colombian broadcaster Caracol Television to its offering.

2 April | C21 Media >

Online content marketplace Vuulr has added more than 50 titles from Mexican broadcaster Televisa to its platform. 

26 March | TBI Television >
Online programme sales platform Vuulr has added a raft of executives to its ranks as part of it’s global roll-out, including the addition of former Disney acquisition executive. ​

26 March | C21 Media >  

Singapore-based online content marketplace Vuulr has brought in a former Disney executive amidst a clutch of new hires as its international expansion continues.

18 March | Realscreen >

Paris-based producer-distributor ZED has launched two flagship programs and secured a number of sales. 

18 March | TBI Television >

France-based producer and distributer ZED has completed production on two new documentaries examining devastating environmental issues. 

13 March | Worldscreen

The global online content marketplace Vuulr had added more than 10,000 hours of programming from IndiaCast Media Distribution.

10 March | TBI Television

With the traditional event calendar thrown into disarray as the impact of Coronavirus hits, we ask whether digital platforms might provide an answer to distributors concerns. 

5 March | Variety

When the ability to do things the traditional way is removed, it could be the impetus for the industry to accelerate its movement towards doing (deals) online. 

22 Feb | IBC365 >

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.

24 Jan | TBI Television

Ian Mckee, CEO of online content marketplace Vuulr, gives his take on this week’s NAPTE market in Miami.

21 Jan | TBI Television

Online programme sales platform Vuulr has rolled out internationally after launching across Asia in January 2019. 

20 Jan | Variety >

Singapore-based Vuulr, an online content marketplace for film and TV rights, is expanding from regional to global operations. 

21 Jan | C21

NATPE: Singapore-based is rolling out its online content marketplace internationally to allow buyers worldwide to acquire film and TV rights directly from distributors and owners. 

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