Stingray Sisters comes to life on Spondo

September 2016


Congratulations to Katrina Channells and Bridget O’Shea from We Are Yarn on launching Stingray Sisters exclusively on the Spondo platform. This stunning 3 part series has been described by Mamamia’s Belinda Jepsen as the “one Australian reality series you should watch”.

The series gives audiences unparalleled access to life in a remote Aboriginal community, told through the lens of three contemporary twenty-something sisters. Born to an Aboriginal mother and Caucasian father, daughters Noni, Alice and Grace are navigating their twenties while moving between two cultures and two homes. Together they are educating their community on the perils of fracking and leading the fight against oil and gas exploration in Arnhem Land.

Stingray Sisters is another perfect case study of the power of the Spondo platform. Not only is Spondo streaming the series from the producer’s dedicated site, it’s available for sale from several affiliated websites including The Wilderness Society, Lock The Gate Alliance and Seed, Australia’s first indigenous youth led climate network.

Many films like Stingray Sisters have a potential audience that congregates on relatively large sites. It makes sense for filmmakers to leverage off those sites. The site owner is often looking for engaging content, not to mention additional revenue sources. Viewers are happy to purchase a film endorsed by a site they know and trust, more so if the site can share in the revenue and continue to pursue common objectives. Spondo’s platform automatically tracks the sale of each film, giving the site owner a revenue share for sales made from their site. It’s incentivised crowd distribution and really is a win-win situation.

Check out the sites below where Stingray Sisters is available.

www.stingraysisters.com

https://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/stingray-sisters

http://www.lockthegate.org.au/stingray_sisters_documentary

http://www.seedmob.org.au/stingray_sisters

http://www.1millionwomen.com.au/campaigns/meet-stingray-sisters

Look what’s Pozible with Spondo

August 2016

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We’re incredibly excited to announce that Spondo is partnering with Pozible, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding platforms. Spondo will deliver a white label version of our streaming platform for Pozible’s latest venture “Screen Connect”. With a projected start date later this year, Spondo and Pozible will take incentivised crowd distribution of films to another level.

Pozible has raised $45m in pledges for over 10,000 projects, including nearly $7m for more than 2,000 film projects. Spondo’s streaming platform will enable films to be sold and viewed directly from the Pozible project page and from the filmmaker’s site. Crowd distributors such as fans and bloggers will also be given the opportunity to sell those films from their own site in return for a monetary reward.

The Spondo platform will facilitate the sale and streaming of each film, track the site from which it is sold and distribute a share of the revenue to all the relevant parties.

https://pozible.com/screenconnect

For a sample of further media regarding this project, see below.

http://screen.artshub.com.au/news-article/features/digital/david-tiley/pozible-to-host-final-films-251790

Ozflix Sizzle Reel Featuring Leading Australian Film Directors, Producers and Actors

Spondo has partnered with Ozflix to provide the streaming technology for their innovative online curated channel.

Ozflix has just released a sizzle reel featuring some of Australia’s leading film industry practitioners and critics discussing the coming Ozflix service, and why we need it.

The video includes George Miller, Stephan Elliot, Scott Hicks, Fred Schepisi, David Parker, Nadia Tass, Rolf de Heer, Kriv Stenders, Clayton Jacobson , David Elfick, David Jowsey, Kimble Rendall, Chris Löfvén, Alan Finney, Liz Watts, Richard Lowenstein, Glendyn Ivin, Ray Argall, Mark Hartley, Jonathan Auf der Heide, Martin Fabinyi, Hayden Keenan, Tristan Roache-Turner, Adrian Rayner, Travis Bain, Deborah Mailman, Sigrid Thornton, Deborah-lee Furness, Kerry Armstrong, John Jarratt, Claudia Karvan, Sandra Hall, Lee Zachariah, Rochelle Siemienowicz.

Watch the video on the Ozflix Facebook Page

Ozflix Partners With Spondo to Provide Streaming Services for Australian Films in 2016

Spondo is delighted to announce that Ozflix has chosen to partner with Spondo, to provide the first streaming service dedicated exclusively to Australian films from early 2016.
Ozflix has been established by Australian film veterans Ron Brown and Alan Finney.

Ozflix Press Release

Spondo Offers Live Pay Per View Stream for Hex Fight Series

The fourth instalment of HEX FIGHT SERIES is coming to town on Saturday, 31 October. It will be the biggest show yet with a host of top international fighters taking on Australia’s best. Taking place at The Melbourne Pavilion, HEX Fight Series IV will be headlined by a spectacular international bout between JJ Ambrose (USA) VS Oriol Gaset (SPAIN).

Spondo will provide the live pay per view stream for fight fans who can’t attend the event.

View Hex Fight Series Event Video Here

Spondo Updates Edition 1

Welcome to our first Spondo update. We will be sending out regular email newsletters informing you of new features, clients, industry news and more. If you’d like to be kept updated then simply fill in the enquiry form and you’ll be instantly added to our subscriber list.

In edition 1 we cover what it means to create a broadcast channel. We’ve highlighted two our latest clients and have included an industry article on the VOD revolution.

Click here to read the full newsletter

XVenture Launches Digital Channel

XVenture has just launched their innovative broadcast channel on their XVenture website using the Spondo technology. The focus of all content on XVenture Digital is business. More importantly, business content with a focus on: leadership, team and interesting Business Stories. This library of content will continually be added to over the coming months so time and time again there will be something new to watch and learn from. You can view their content via VOD right now at XVenture Digital.

‘Looi’ a children’s 3D animation series from Israel

‘Looi’ is a 3D children’s animation series coming from Israel’s Jacky Talpalar, CEO and founder at Gadget 3D. You can view ‘Looi’ on their website and Facebook page.

‘Spotlight on Spondo’ Podcast

CEO Chris Adams and Head of Marketing and Communications Ludwina Dautovic discuss the how Spondo works, industry news, Spondo updates and more.
Listen and subscribe on iTunes

Video Streaming Syndication Company Spondo Appoints Media Veteran, Peter Brack, to its Board of Directors

Australian video streaming and syndication company Spondo appoints former Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting Senior Executive Peter Brack to its Board of Directors. Mr. Brack, also known for his publicly listed companies Redgate Media and One Media Group, establishes a beachhead for Spondo in Asia.

Peter Brack’s distinguished media career began when he led the expansion of Turner Broadcasting’s content channel offerings into Asia, including the launch of the CNN and Cartoon Network. Mr. Brack then held senior executive roles at Time Inc. International, where he was responsible for the revenue and overall profitability of TIME & FORTUNE’s Asia editions, overseeing the Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney offices.

Most recently, Mr. Brack was co-founder and CEO of two companies, both of which went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is an active member of the internet and digital media communities in New York, Los Angeles and China.

“When Spondo was first introduced to me it resonated because it’s front and center in the area where content meets technology, specifically where the monetization of content takes place using technology,” said Mr. Brack. “I’m placing a bet on Spondo. I like the team, I like what they’re doing, I love Australia and I’ll be digging in and helping as much as I can.”

Spondo had been seeking a Board member with strong, international media, M&A and strategic expertise to complement its existing leadership. Mr. Brack fits the bill perfectly.

“Peter Brack joining our board further enhances the collective intelligence of this company,” said Spondo CEO and Executive Director Chris Adams. “His ability to think about and help us execute on the future of digital content distribution cannot be underestimated in its importance, especially as Spondo aims to be a true global company. You cannot be truly global unless you are in Asia.”

Mr. Brack, who is an American based in Hong Kong, will assist the company, not only at a strategic level – helping to analyze and penetrate global markets – but also provide an all important beachhead for the company as Spondo expands into Asia. This appointment follows the company winning a spot in the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Asia and Red Herring Global 100 Awards in 2013.

About Spondo: Spondo is a video streaming media company with a suite of complementary products in social streaming (VOD), live streaming, video advertising, lead generation, revenue distribution and corporate training. Together, they form a powerful content monetization and social commerce system to serve the exploding global market for on-demand digital content.

About Peter Brack: Click here for more information about Peter Brack.

For all media enquiries call Ludwina Dautovic on +61 412 483 813.

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