Corbis Images Acquires Splash News

By Corbis Images, PRNE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SEATTLE and LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2011 -

- Corbis Acquiring Splash
News to Lead the Market with Candid Celebrity Content

Corbis Images ( href="">,
a leading visual media provider for the creative community, today
announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount.
The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography
and video content to the world’s premier entertainment print,
online and broadcast media outlets.

Since its founding in 1990, Splash News is recognized worldwide
as a leading source for exclusive, breaking entertainment news and
continues to experience explosive growth as consumer demand for
candid celebrity content increases. Splash has more than 3,000
active photographers worldwide in entertainment hubs throughout
North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Splash’s market-leading offering of candid celebrity photography
complements Corbis’ extensive collection of exclusive portraiture,
red carpet and archival entertainment content. Corbis will now
provide the industry’s most robust solution for outlets demanding a
full selection of entertainment offerings.

“With the addition of Splash, Corbis will provide our customers
the most comprehensive, unique and differentiated offering in the
high-growth entertainment sector — from candid celebrity to
high-end portraiture to motion,” said Gary Shenk, CEO of Corbis.
“Splash photographers consistently capture the most significant
celebrity stories around the globe, ahead of the competition. With
Corbis’ global sales organisation and web platform, we look forward
to aggressively expanding the reach of this high-quality offering
to our customers worldwide.”

“We are thrilled to join Corbis and will continue to do what we
do best - deliver the authentic, breaking content that connects the
media with its audience. We look forward to providing Corbis’
customers real-time entertainment content to support their business
growth and providing our global network of photographers the
ability to expand beyond their current reach through Corbis’ global
footprint,” said Gary Morgan, CEO, Splash.

Splash images are regularly featured on top-rated entertainment
outlets including; TMZ, the E! News Network and the New York Post.
Additionally, the company has delivered some of the industry’s
largest scoops and scandals including; Sandra Bullock’s first
public appearance with her newly adopted son, the first images of
Michael Jackson’s first child, Anna Nicole Smith’s death in 2007
and Tiger Woods’ mistress in 2009.

About Corbis Images

Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for
advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a
comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations.
Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine
art, current events and entertainment images to help the creative
community produce distinctive work for websites, magazines,
newspapers, books, television and films. Corbis Images serves its
global customer base through its renowned Sales & Service teams
and its fast, intuitive web site at href="">
Corbis has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia
that serve more than 50 countries.

About Splash News

Splash (splash) vt. 1. Fleet Street slang for front page story.
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment
news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment
news and celebrity candid photography and video content to
consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets
including; newspapers, online sites, magazines and broadcast.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, New York,
Rome, Milan, Berlin, Sydney and Florida, Splash News boasts a
global network of 3,000 contributors and takes pride in being first
and the best in the industry. Splash has been credited with
announcing some of the world’s most memorable and controversial
entertainment news stories in recent history.

Corbis Social Media

Corbis Blog

Corbis on Twitter: href="">@CorbisImages

Corbis Images on Facebook: href="">CorbisImages

Corbis Images on YouTube: href="">CorbisComms

Corbis Contributor Website

Contributor website: href="">

Splash News Social Media

Splash News on Twitter: href="!/splashnews">@SplashNews

Splash News on Facebook: href="">Splash

Splash News on YouTube: href="">Splash News

Media Contact:
For more information or images from Corbis or Splash News, press

Jen Morgan
Director, Global Communications
Corbis Images
Email: href="">
Office: +1-206-373-7721


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