Blend Media

Blend Media appoints former Google exec Matt Chaplin

London-based 360˚ video specialist, Blend Media, has appointed former Google executive Matt Chaplin to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Chaplin will be responsible for Blend Media’s global commercial strategy, helping it to take advantage of opportunities to monetise VR and 360˚ content. He joins from Dugout, a digital video platform that provides […]

Blend Media raises £1.5m for VR expansion

London-based 360˚ video specialist and Facebook partner, Blend Media, has raised £1.5 million (€1.7 million) in a third round of funding. The company, which has partnered with Facebook earlier this year to bring more immersive video content to the social platform, said it will use the cash to further develop its platform and expand its […]

VR firm brings in Bacon from Endemol Shine

A UK-based, Maker Studios-backed virtual reality content producer has hired senior executives from Endemol Shine Group and YouTube channels group Jukin Media. Blend Media has hired James Bacon as senior VP, commercial partnerships, and Greg Bond from Jukin, which yesterday launched Video Pizza, an entertainment platform for Japanese audiences. Bacon was previously Endemol Shine’s director […]

Viral Spiral founder gets heavyweight backing for new VR firm

Viral Spiral founder Damian Collier has received backing from a host of prominent media executives for his new venture, VR firm Blend Media. LADBible Group co-founder and CEO Alex Solomou; Maker Studios co-founder and former president Ben Donovan; and ITN Productions managing director Mark Browning are among the investors in the 360° video and VR content […]