Thursday, January 19, 2012

NewsCorp's Shine Adopts Rights Tracker

The past few months have been highly challenging for us here at TVE as we bed down a number of massive new client wins that we've been unable to publicise... until now!

I'm delighted to announce that Rights Tracker has been adopted by NewsCorp's Shine production subsidiary to manage all of its rights. Here's the press release:

Leading rights management software developers Rights Tracker has licensed its web-enabled software suite to global production group Shine. The system will completely manage the Group’s Production and Distribution Rights end-to-end.

Rights Tracker Enterprise is a bespoke, configurable system which has been designed to integrate with Shine’s business platforms. Multi-company functionality will allow companies within Shine Group to independently control their licenses and title metadata. Meanwhile, the system will manage the Group Sales and Distribution arm Shine International’s end-to-end acquisitions and sales processes. As phase one of the implementation Rights Tracker’s modules have been integrated into Shine International’s financial package.

Ronan Walsh, Rights Systems Manager at Shine Group: “As part of a wider business systems initiative, Shine Group had identified a need for a web enabled solution covering our product life cycle, from group production companies through to our international distribution division. The Rights Tracker solution fulfilled all of our requirements.”

Ross Bentley, Rights Tracker’s CEO comments: “It is tremendous news that Shine has made the decision to use our software in order to manage their business processes. The Group is a hugely impressive global player whose ability to grow super-brands such as MasterChef speaks for themselves. Shine understands that rigorous management of rights and metadata from initial production through to international exploitation and beyond is key to ensuring maximum return on their brands. This deal points to a very exciting future for us.”