Tag Archives: rights

M&E Journal: Tracking Moving Targets: Rights Management In an Evolving Landscape

As humans, our ability to string together stories that captivate each other makes us unique among Earth’s creatures. From the beginning of time to the present, people have needed... More

M&E Journal: Tracking Moving Targets: Rights Management In an Evolving Landscape

As humans, our ability to string together stories that captivate each other makes us unique among Earth’s creatures. From the beginning of time to the present, people have needed... More

M&E Journal: Getting Rights Right – And Royalties, Too

It’s no secret that the media industry is in a period of major flux. Modern-day distribution channels are actively acquiring studios and content providers — a distinct change f... More

Rights, Royalties, and the Data That Can Save Periodical Publishers

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex — This is the sixth in a series of exclusive industry ins... More

The Truth About Rights and Royalties: What Publishers Need to Know Now

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex — This is the fifth in a series of exclusive industry in... More

How Data Can Settle the Debate Over Music Ownership, Rights, and Royalties

By Richard Whittington, SVP, Media and Entertainment, SAP, and Amos Biegun, Global Head, Rights and Royalties, Vistex – This is the second in a series of exclusive industry in... More

Facebook, Google, Netflix Not Ready to Enter Premier League TV Rights Battle (The Guardian)

Facebook, Google and Netflix are not submitting bids for the next round of Premier League TV rights, with most analysts believing Sky and BT will remain the major players. It ha... More

English Premier League Rights Battle Heats Up Ahead of Auction (Deadline)

The battle for the UK rights to the Premier League soccer league is heating up with the auction expected to kick off next week. 21st Century Fox-backed European pay platform Sky... More

YouTube, Fox Sports Deals Paint Complex Future For Streaming Sports Rights (MediaPost)

On Wednesday, two significant streaming deals were announced. One represented a major extension of the status quo, while the other painted a picture of what the future could hold. ... More

Big Media, Silicon Valley Battle for Multibillion-Dollar Sports TV Rights (Variety)

Over the past two years, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Verizon and Yahoo have picked up smaller sets of mostly nonexclusive rights to different packages of live pro games, es... More

2018 Could Be Big Year for Sports Streaming Rights (MediaPost)

This year Amazon will win exclusive rights to "Thursday Night Football," Rich Greenfield, an analyst with BTIG Research, wrote in a note Monday predicting some notable events in th... More

Mark Cuban: NBA Rights Fees to ‘Skyrocket’ Because Live Content Still Hard to Create (CNBC)

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban believes sports rights fees for the NBA are going to "skyrocket" because ongoing media consolidation has been "irrelevant" for traffic thus far. ... More

Amazon’s Big NFL Play Could Kick Off a Shake-Up in TV Sports Rights (Variety)

TV network execs likely aren’t losing sleep over any serious ratings drop because of Amazon’s blitz into pro football: This week, the e-commerce kingpin kicks off its live-stre... More

Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights (Bloomberg)

Facebook Inc. is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they uploa... More

If an AI Creates a Work of Art, Who Owns the Rights to It? (Quartz)

Artificial intelligence is already capable of creating a staggering array of content. It can paint, write music, and put together a musical. It can write movies, angsty poems, and ... More

Facebook Bows Out of Bidding War for Big-Time Sports – For Now (Bloomberg)

Facebook, which has 1.94 billion monthly users, had made its pitch for such content. The company was one of four finalists for the NFL’s 10-game Thursday night package, and earli... More

Digimarc Highlights How Watermarking Can Improve Rights, Royalty Management for the Music Industry (SCN)

Digimarc today released a white paper titled, “Watermarking Technology and Blockchains in the Music Industry,” outlining how blockchain technology, when coupled with digital au... More

Digimarc Highlights How Watermarking Can Improve Rights, Royalty Management for the Music Industry (MESA)

Digimarc today released a white paper titled, “Watermarking Technology and Blockchains in the Music Industry,” outlining how blockchain technology, when coupled with digital au... More

Vubiquity Taps Digital Element for Geographic Rights Management

Vubiquity March 7 announced it’s partnered with IP geolocation tech firm Digital Element to enhance its geographic rights management capabilities worldwide, in the hopes of givin... More

Wolfgang’s Vault in Legal Battle Over Streaming Rights (The Guardian)

A music archive regarded as one of the most important collections from the golden age of rock is at the centre of a legal dispute in which Keith Richards and Pete Townshend could b... More