Rightster acquires Preview Networks, AFL rights
Rightster has acquired Preview Networks, a European distributor of movie trailers, allowing Rightster to roll out YouTube services out across Europe and to establish itself as having one of the largest YouTube Multi Channel Network footprints in the world. Preview Networks will add more than 300 rights holders and 2,500 publishers including Disney, MTV and Sony, while extending Rightster’s presence in France, Germany, Italy and Spain as well as the Nordic markets.
Rightster has also secured the rights to offer live and on demand Australian Football League games outside Australia and New Zealand. Rightster will manage subscription packages as well as the technology required to provide footage to computers, tablets and smartphones.
Meanwhile, Rightster has announced the appointment of Skype’s Scott Leishman as Global VP of Talent and Resourcing.