Shine Group Licenses Rights Tracker
System to manage end-to-end the Group's Production and Distribution Rights
London, UK - January 18, 2012 - Leading rights management software developers Rights Tracker has licensed its web-enabled software suite to global content powerhouse Shine Group. Rights Tracker Enterprise is a bespoke, configurable system which has been designed to integrate with Shine's business platforms. Multi-company functionality will allow Group Production companies such as Shine TV, Kudos and Princess Productions independently to control their licenses and title metadata. Meanwhile, the system will manage 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 itself. 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.
About Rights Tracker
Founded in 2004 in London UK, Rights Tracker is a market leader in the provision of rights management software and consultancy services for content owners.
With a deep understanding of the issues faced in a fast-evolving media marketplace, Rights Tracker's focus is on enabling clients to maximize returns from their programs, films, formats, licensing and sports rights - while at the same time reducing administrative backroom costs.
For more information about Rights Tracker, call (+20) 7724.1745 or visit www.rightstracker.com.
About Shine Group
Shine Group companies include award-winning genre specialists such as UK-based Dragonfly (factual), Kudos (drama), and Princess Productions (entertainment) along with award-winning multi-genre producers Shine TV, market-leading independent US producers Reveille and Metronome Film & Television, the Nordic region's pre-eminent production group. Shine International, the group's international distribution arm is responsible for the distribution of over 3,000 hours of broadcast content annually. Over the last two years the group has successfully established international companies Shine Australia, Shine Germany, Shine France and most recently Shine Iberia. In 2011, Shine Group entered social gaming with the acquisition of Bossa Studios and most recently, digital producer, ChannelFlip.