SHUTTERSTOCK ACQUIRES SPLASH NEWS, ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING ENTERTAINMENT NEWS NETWORKS
This acquisition bolsters Shutterstock Editorial's Newsroom offering with a global photographer network of 4000+ contributors, and an archive of over 27 million images across celebrity, red carpet and live events
This acquisition solidifies Shutterstock Editorial's Newsroom offering as the premium destination for its global customers for unparalleled access to premium exclusive content. The Newsroom will now host an archive of over 30 million images, with a live feed of 40,000 images uploaded per day from a network of over 4,000 photographers. This is combined with The Vault, Shutterstock's archive of over 60 million photo and video assets, making it one of the largest archival collections in the world. Contributors will now have their work showcased to Shutterstock's millions of customers worldwide. Additionally, the Splash platform is an easy-to-use tool for contributors to engage with, providing transparency and enhancing speed to market within a complete end-to-end experience.
Splash's vast collection provides a chronicle of some of the most iconic moments from the last three decades – from images of
Since its inception in 1990, Splash has built strong brand recognition and trust within the entertainment industry. Over more than three decades, Splash has developed a loyal, expanding contributor network of over 4,000 photographers around the world, who upload over 20,000 assets each day. This is combined with over 20,000 images uploaded each day across Shutterstock Editorial.
"Splash has been revered for decades as the best in the business for premium celebrity and entertainment content, and with this acquisition, Shutterstock will own the entertainment category," said
"Splash is an established and respected brand that has showcased some of the most significant pop culture moments, and we're thrilled to welcome them to the Shutterstock family," said
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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