Brave Bison cuts losses after axing half its staff

UK-based digital content company, Brave Bison, reported lower revenues but also reduced losses in H1 2017, after axing more than 50% of its staff in the past year. Announcing interim results for the first half of 2017, the company, which was formerly known as Rightster, said that its headcount now stands at 57, down from […]

Brave Bison COO exits after Hungate hire

The financial and operations chief of UK-based digital content company Brave Bison is leaving when Claire Hungate takes over as CEO in August. Kevin Deeley, CFO and COO of the company formerly known as Rightster, has been handling chief executive duties following Ashley MacKenzie’s exit earlier this year. Following board wrangling over the futureof the […]

Rightster rebrands as Brave Bison in content creation push

UK-based digital company Rightster is rebranding as Brave Bison as it prepares to reposition as a content-creating, social video broadcaster. The company previously provided various digital services to entertainment and advertising firms and had MCN assets through its £50 million (€63 million) acquisition of Base79 in 2014, but is now creating an in-house production studio […]

Former YouTube exec to step down as Rightster CEO

Rightster CEO and former YouTube exec Patrick Walker is due to step down from his current role, after less than a year in charge of the multichannel network. Walker has told the board that he intends move to a non-executive role on the board as part of the transition, with Rightster naming founder and former […]

Rightster signs deal for Jack Jones TV

Multichannel network Rightster has struck a deal with celebrity talent agency Big Talent to provide distribute and audience development support for Jack Jones TV, the online channel of YouTube and Facebook personality Jack Jones. According to Rightster, the deal marks the first time a “Facebook-native influencer” has teamed up with the MCN. The one-year deal […]

Rightster names product chief

Multichannel network Rightster has named Shiv Bhaduri as chief product officer. Bhaduri, who has worked as a consultant for the outfit for the last three months, will be focused on integrating business strategies and initiatives across the organisation to develop a global, comprehensive and integrated roadmap for future direction and financial decisions. Prior to joining […]

British Pathé signs up with Rightster

Newsreel archive rights holder British Pathé has chosen cloud-based multichannel network Rightster , as its global online video partner both on YouTube and across Rightster’s publisher network. Rightster will manage British Pathé’s entire YouTube business comprising about 85,000 videos, with a particular focus on audience development and revenue generation. The partnership will also aim to […]

Rightster founder exits as Walker takes top post

The founding CEO of UK-based multichannel network Rightster, Charlie Muirhead, has stepped down from his post and will be succeeded by Patrick Walker. Muirhead founded Rightster in 2011 and led it to become the first publicly-listed MCN in November 2012. The firm last year acquired rival MCN Base79, whose chief content officer, Walker, will now […]

Former Rightster and ITV exec joins Factory Media

Former Rightster and ITV executive Jonathan Bates has joined action sports media company Factory Media as creative director, partnerships.  In the newly created role, Bates will work to expand Factory Media’s content distribution network from owned media through its 27 lifestyle sports and culture brands, spanning print and online. This will include launching dedicated YouTube […]

Arts Council England to create MCN for the arts

Arts Council England has unveiled plans for a new online multichannel network (MCN) for the arts and has offered a £1.8 million (€2.3 million) grant to online video specialist Rightster to set up and manage the new network.  By providing seedcorn investment to support a new network for the arts, the Arts Council hopes to extend […]

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