Content Licensing

How to Create a Successful Online Subscription Product (Part 1)
January 9, 2019 at 11:30 am

These days, it seems that nearly every publisher is considering some form of paid subscription model. Companies want to diversify from reliance on advertising. Some want to adapt their print subscription model to the digital realm while others want to launch a new paid subscription offering online. Unfortunately, most publishers aren’t setting themselves up to…

How Publishers Are Venturing into Subscription Video on Demand (AKA OTT)
December 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Over the past decade, video has become a standard component of the content mix for media brands. Most publishers have ramped up their video-making and monetization capabilities, increasing quality and volume of in-house video production and hosting them on their own sites and distributing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and…

Inside Apple’s Pitch to Wary Publishers
October 3, 2018 at 8:00 am

You can’t blame publishers for being wary when a giant Silicon Valley tech platform comes to them promising big new audiences and (someday) a way to make money off them. But publishers, burned by Facebook, are now looking with no small amount of optimism to Apple, which has quietly wooed publishers over the past year…

Press Release: LSC Communications Announces Strategic Equity Investment in Content Logistics Company MAZ
August 1, 2018 at 12:33 pm

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LSC Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LKSD), a leader in traditional and digital printing solutions, announced today an equity investment and the signing of a definitive reseller agreement with MAZ Systems Incorporated. MAZ is a New York City-based content logistics company that enables brands, media and publishers to publish any content to various output channels, including…

Yes, There Are Platforms That Actually Pay for Publishers’ Content
April 25, 2017 at 9:59 am

There has been a lot of talk lately in the publishing industry about platforms. Should we share our content on LinkedIn, Facebook, or even Snapchat? Does this help us? Will we make any money? According to a Publishing Executive survey, 11% of respondents believe that platforms will provide a new revenue stream to their businesses,…

Press Release: SourceMedia Announces Content Licensing Partnership with Triumvirate
February 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm

NEW YORK, NY — February 9, 2016 — SourceMedia LLC — a diversified digital media company serving senior professionals in financial services, technology and healthcare industries — has announced a partnership with Triumvirate Content Consultants (TCC). In the partnership, SourceMedia will centralize management of its content licensing operation with TCC, positioning itself for growth in new markets and distribution channels. TCC…

Publishers are Underwhelmed with Apple News App
November 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm

When Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp expressed frustration with his company’s performance on Apple News last week, his complaints apparently were just the tip of the iceberg. Other publishing execs are unhappy about everything from the traffic they’re getting from the two-month-old news aggregation app to the user experience to the data Apple’s giving them.…

Press Release: CFE Media LLC Announces ContentStream® Licensing Agreement with IEEE Spectrum
November 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Oak Brook, IL--November 4, 2015 - CFE Media LLC has announced an agreement with IEEE Spectrum to provide CFE Media’s ContentStream for PublishersTM SaaS platform that will license and deliver IEEE Spectrum content to IEEE Spectrum customers. IEEE Spectrum selected the automated ContentStream platform to help address their customers’ growing needs to utilize high-value, relevant…