PRESS RELEASE: ImageSpan Signs First International Reseller Agreement with DP SARL, Empowering Photographers in France to Publish Directly to Customers Globally, Track and Monetize New and Existing Images
First International Reseller DP SARL to Offer ImageSpan’s LicenseStream Creator to Photographers and Companies via Francephotographie.com, Making it Easy to Maximize the Value of New and Existing Images
SAUSALITO, CA and AIX EN PROVENCE, FRANCE – May 12, 2009 — ImageSpan Inc., the creator of LicenseStream, the market-leading licensing and royalty payment automation platform for all media, has signed its first international reseller agreement with DP SARL, a French company that offers a network of services for professional photographers and companies working in the photographic field.
DP SARL, which helps imaging professionals increase their Internet visibility, generate quality contacts and increase sales for their offerings, will resell LicenseStream Creator to photographers and other imaging professionals using their services via its francephotographie.com site, making it easy for these customers to promote, protect, track, create new revenue streams and settle royalties for new and existing photos. Francephotographie.com’s LicenseStream licensing store will feature member-generated content. DP SARL will receive a share of fees, driven by LicenseStream Creator registrations and transactions.
“With DP SARL, ImageSpan’s LicenseStream Creator is empowering photographers in France to publish their content directly to the Web and global search engines, enabling anyone in the world to find their search-optimized content and pay for it with a mouse click,” said Iain Scholnick, chief executive officer, ImageSpan. “This innovation essentially makes the content itself the storefront. It dramatically speeds the pace of transactions and drives incremental revenues. By offering LicenseStream Creator to its network of photographers, DP SARL is helping its photographers and other imaging professionals increase revenues with incremental publishing on the Web, empowering them with a world-class infrastructure requiring little investment. Content owners of all sizes—from individual creators to major media and entertainment companies – today want to make their entire catalog of media – not just the hits – available online to maximize their assets’ value.”
Francephotographie.com will provide their customers with a special promotion code, which they can use when registering for the LicenseStream Creator service. Francephotographie.com also has translated the LicenseStream Creator User Guide and Getting Started Guides into French, and is making them available to all of its customers.
“In this challenging economy, LicenseStream Creator gives photographers and imaging companies the automated licensing and royalty settlement services they need to generate revenues quickly and efficiently from both their newly-created and existing images,” said Arnaud Blanchard, founder and owner, DP SARL. “With LicenseStream Creator, our customers can dramatically speed time-to-market for their work, protect it, accelerate payment for it and quickly distribute royalties. LicenseStream Creator’s ability to deliver breakthrough technology that matters is why we are excited to offer its market-leading services to our customers.”
ImageSpan is the creator of LicenseStream, the market-leading licensing and royalty payment automation platform for all media types and businesses, from individual creators to enterprises. LicenseStream makes content intelligent, so it moves freely across the Web with defined ownership, rights and restrictions, enabling pricing based on use. By making content intelligent, LicenseStream creates new efficiencies and frees resources to develop new distribution and marketing channels to drive incremental revenues. Enterprise partners using the ImageSpan platform include Omnicom, Visible World and online advertising agencies. ImageSpan offers a number of delivery options including deployment through Adobe software. Founded in 2003 and based in Sausalito, California, ImageSpan is the exclusive provider of license registry services to the PLUS Coalition, the international, multi-industry standards body for image licensing. For more information, please go to www.imagespan.com or call (888) 921-1221.
About DP SARL
Founded in 2007, DP SARL (www.dp1.fr ) is a French company that offers services for professional photographers and companies working in the photographic field. DP SARL manages Francephotographie.com and dpsources.com. The company is owned by Arnaud Blanchard (formerly manager of a NeXTVar company and trainer as an Adobe Certified Expert).
(First posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 15:49 EDT)