The Mega Agency Partners With New York Post

Posted on 5/3/2017 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

The Mega Agency has signed an exclusive syndication partnership with the New York Post, one of the most famous names in the American publishing world.
Mega, the new global media agency founded by former Splash News owner Kevin Smith, will syndicate the Post’s home-grown content to newspapers, magazines, websites and broadcasters across the globe.
Post Managing Editor of Photo, David Boyle, a former Sun picture desk executive, said:  "We are delighted to rejoin forces with Kevin Smith, David Leigh, Paul Tetley and the rest of the Mega team. They bring together a first class, professional operation that I believe is good for both photographers and publishers alike."

The deal comes just a month after Mega announced a similar deal with American Media Inc (AMI), whose publications include the National Enquirer, Globe, Star, OK!,  Radar Online - and now the newly-acquired US Weekly.
Founded in 1801, and owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the NY Post is the seventh-most-widely circulated newspaper in the United States and proudly boasts of being the nation's oldest continuously published daily newspaper.

News Corp. also publishes The Wall Street Journal in the U.S. and The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times in the UK.
Former Mirror and Express executive David Leigh, Mega’s Chief Content Officer, said it is a ‘great honor’ to have been chosen to syndicate the Post’s photographic content. "These are exciting times at Mega and we're delighted to have signed another very prestigious syndication deal," he said.
"I think it shows the confidence these very important media partners have in the Mega team. We have always had a terrific relationship with the Post, working very closely with the photo desk, and we’re thrilled to be able to further enhance that with this new partnership deal."

Splash News had handled syndication for the Post since 2002. It is also interesting that the Splash News content was recently acquired by Shutterstock via a complicated deal with Silverhub Media and Corbis Branded Entertainment Network.

Evidently, The NY Post feels that Shutterstock does not have the capability and experience to represent their “paparazzi” photography as well as The Mega Agency.

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