Radar MCN to spearhead new Total Distribution strategy for WTFN group

For this new strategy, the company has recruited former Beyond Rights CEO Kate Llewellyn-Jones to work with production companies, content creators and other rights owners to help ensure their untapped rights can be successfully monetised.

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Kate Llewellyn-Jones and Derek Dyson

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Six months on from launch, Radar MCN, the digital division of WTFN, is spearheading a new Total Distribution strategy for the wider WTFN Group. Under General Manager Derek Dyson, this new strategy means that Radar MCN will work ever more closely with Group businesses - WTFN Entertainment (production), Fred Media (TV distribution) and Empire Talent (talent management) - to ensure that every right for any type of content is maximised across every available platform, leaving no value languishing on the shelf.

"Bondi Vet" is a prime example of Total Distribution thinking: having started as a TV series watched at home and then internationally, it is now a content universe that includes four million subscribers across the likes of YouTube and Instagram, in addition to branded AVOD and FAST channels managed by Radar and core content on Blue Ant’s recently launched and rapidly expanding FAST channel network, Love Pets.

Radar MCN will also be looking to offer Total Distribution solutions to an expanded third-party partner base, and has recruited former Beyond Rights CEO Kate Llewellyn-Jones to help drive this ambition in a newly created role – Content Partnerships Lead. Joining as a consultant, and based with the Radar team in London, Kate will be looking to work with a range of production companies, content creators and other rights owners to help ensure their untapped rights can be successfully monetised.

Derek Dyson comments: “Radar MCN is the engine driving Total Distribution within the WTFN Group, working end to end with the other business units to ensure every piece of content we represent works across the best mix of platforms – for maximum returns. The fact that we’ve grown out of a creative business makes us unique in this world. We have creativity in our DNA and understand what makes great content. When you combine this with our knowledge of digital opportunities and audiences – and our track record in revenue generation - it explains why content owners are increasingly turning to us for help.” Dyson continues: “Through her senior roles at distributors such as Beyond Rights, Cineflix, and TCB, Kate brings with her an enviable understanding of rights management and exploitation, as well as a global network of contacts. She is a brilliant addition to our team and will be especially pivotal in helping us expand our international client base.”

Kate Llewellyn-Jones adds: “I am delighted to be joining the Radar MCN team at such an exciting time for the business – and indeed the evolving distribution industry. Having seen just what the Radar team can do and how quickly revenues can add up, I think many producers will be surprised to find out how much more can be mined from their content – especially for programming where they think the lifecycle has been exhausted or from content that’s not being properly managed.”

Radar MCN is the engine driving Total Distribution within the WTFN Group, working end to end with the other business units to ensure every piece of content we represent works across the best mix of platforms – for maximum returns.” Derek Dyson General Manager at Radar MCN