VIZ MEDIA SELECTS WHIP MEDIA’s PLATFORM TO DRIVE GROWTH

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Whip Media Will Help VIZ Media Manage Performance Tracking and Revenue For Their Video on Demand Sales

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Viz Media, home to some of the most prestigious anime brands, including "Naruto," "My Hero Academia" and "Bleach," will utilize Whip Media’s platform for real-time performance data on digital content.

Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organizations, announced today that VIZ Media, a world-leading producer of manga and anime distributor, will utilize Whip Media’s platform for real-time performance data on digital content.

VIZ is at the forefront of America’s Japanese pop-culture phenomenon, which today dominates multiple industries from publishing and animation to film and gaming. VIZ is the #1 destination for manga in America and home to some of the most prestigious anime brands driving the industry including "Naruto," "My Hero Academia," "Boruto," "Bleach," "Inuyasha," and "Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon," among many others.

VIZ Media’s business is growing at a rapid pace, along with its number of licensed movies and series, and global distribution partners. The San Francisco-based company realized their growth required a solution that would provide content performance tracking for better distribution analytics -- allowing VIZ to keep pace with the high volume of reporting from its partners. Whip Media’s solution consolidates and centralizes distributors’ partner data across global platforms while also automating accounting processes to manage and recognize revenue.

“We’re thrilled to partner with VIZ Media to unlock the power of their data. Global demand for anime is increasing and VIZ recognized that improved analytics would help them drive even more revenue for their leading TV series and movies from their TVOD/EST, AVOD and SVOD partners,” said Ben Widger, Account Executive at Whip Media.

“Our partnership with Whip Media enables us to integrate our performance tracking in real-time and deepen our understanding of how our content engages with viewers across multiple platforms. We look forward to getting that data from Whip Media,” said JP Villanueva
Senior Director, Digital Distribution at VIZ Media

In addition to VIZ Media, Whip Media currently manages performance tracking and revenue management for more than 60% of VOD and EST transactions annually for the largest film studios and distributors across 1,100+ global platforms.

About Whip Media
Whip Media is a market leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organizations. Our solutions connect and scale data, processes and teams across licensing, content planning, and financial operations to drive efficiency, revenue, and growth. The company's latest innovation, The Whip Media Exchange, is a first-of-its-kind content licensing and research platform for buyers and sellers of film and TV content, with real-time access to data and performance predictions to accelerate deal making. For more information, visit http://www.whipmedia.com

About VIZ Media
An international authority on manga for more than three decades, VIZ Media is leading the way in what’s now, new and next. Reaching one in four millennials and half of all GenZ manga readers, VIZ is at the forefront of America’s Japanese pop-culture phenomenon, which today dominates multiple industries from publishing and animation to film and gaming.

VIZ is proud to be the #1 destination for manga in America and home to some of the most prestigious anime brands driving the industry. Combined with a market share footprint larger than household names collectively, VIZ has pivoted from a localization company to a market leading pop culture publisher and producer.

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