Shutterstock acquires Splash News

Shutterstock, Inc. announced the acquisition of Splash News, an entertainment news networks for newsrooms and media companies. A leading source for image and video content across celebrity, red carpet, and live events for over three decades, Splash News is an industry leader with customers including E! News, People, Daily Mail, TMZ, Dow Jones, Reach and News UK. Splash’s comprehensive collection includes an archive of more than 27 million images, and a contributor network of more than 4,000 photographers. Terms weren’t disclosed.

Shutterstock Editorial’s Newsroom will now host an archive of more than 30 million images, with a live feed of 40,000 images uploaded per day from a network of more than 4,000 photographers. This is combined with The Vault, Shutterstock’s archive of over 60 million photo and video assets, making it one of the largest archival collections in the world.

“Splash has been revered for decades as the best in the business for premium celebrity and entertainment content, and with this acquisition, Shutterstock will own the entertainment category,” said Jamie Elden, Chief Revenue Officer at Shutterstock. “The addition of Splash to The Newsroom will provide our global customers with an unrivaled experience through our unique concierge service, our comprehensive coverage of events, and one of the largest archive collections in the world.”

“Splash is an established and respected brand that has showcased some of the most significant pop culture moments, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Shutterstock family,” said Candice Murray, Vice President of Editorial at Shutterstock. “The fusion of Splash, a respected legacy brand, and the Shutterstock Newsroom, an elevated premium service offering, will allow us to scale our entertainment vertical. With this union, we are positioning Shutterstock as the market leader for entertainment, providing our global customer base with best-in-class editorial content.”