Shutterstock Acquired Splash News and Sets to Lead Entertainment Editorial Space

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Today the leading stock photo agency Shutterstock announced their most recent acquisition, the renowned entertainment and celebrity news network Splash News. 

This will bring in 27 million premium images and videos covering celebrity-related events of the last three decades, along with daily fresh content from Splash News’ extensive photography network, into Shutterstock Editorial's The Newsroom service. 

Shutterstock aims at becoming the world’s leading provider of Editorial, entertainment-themed imagery, and this new acquisition can certainly make it possible. 

Shutterstock + Splash News – One of the Largest Editorial Catalogs

According to the announcement of the acquisition, Shutterstock will integrate Splash News’ comprehensive archive with over 27 million files, covering the most iconic and relevant moments of celebrity, red carpet, and live events across the entertainment industry, over the last thirty years, into Shutterstock Editorial’s Newsroom segment. 

At the same time, it will also add over 20,000 new content files daily, sourced from Splash News’ contributor network. 

Shutterstock Newsroom will now come to have over 30 million images and over 40,000 new files added every day, combining Splash News and proprietary archives/contributor submissions. This white-glove service gives news teams and outlets 24/7 access to breaking news and globally relevant, editorial images through Shutterstock's dedicated expert team.

Combined with The Vault, Shutterstock’s archival collection with 60 million+ photos and videos, this transforms Shutterstock into one of the largest, editorial archive libraries in the world. 

By acquiring Splash News, the agency continues on its path to dominating the Editorial stock media industry. 

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Why Splash News – A Renowned Celebrity Imagery Provider

While the details of the transaction were not disclosed at this time, it does not surprise that Shutterstock took interest in owning this editorial imagery provider. 

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Splash News has been in business since 1990 and amassed a strong reputation within the entertainment industry, becoming an image source for top-level news and entertainment outlets such as E! News, People, Daily Mail, TMZ, Dow Jones, Reach, and News UK. 

Their large library with over 27 million pictures includes iconic entertainment moments such as George and Amal Clooney’s Italian wedding in 2014, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez’s red carpet appearances as a couple during their first relationship back in 2002. 

Over the three decades they’ve been operating, they established a network of over 4,000 contributors that submit 20,000+ new images every day. 

These contributors will now get to have their work showcased on the Shutterstock Editorial catalog, and Shutterstock customers will be able to license Splash News content directly on the platform as well. 

Do you license celebrity stock images from Shutterstock? Are you excited about Splash News’ content added to their offer? Let us know!

Ivanna Attié

Ivanna Attié

I am Content Manager, Researcher, and Author in StockPhotoSecrets.com and Stock Photo Press and its many stock media-oriented publications. I am a passionate communicator with a love for visual imagery and an inexhaustible thirst for knowledge. Lucky enough to enter the wonderful world of stock photography working side-by-side with experienced experts, I am happy to share my research, insights, and advice about image licensing, stock photography offers, and the stock media industry with everyone in the creative community. My background is in Communication and Journalism, and I also love literature and performing arts.

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