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Picturestart Acquires Wattpad Hit Along for the Ride

October 11, 2019

Wattpad Books Will Publish the Novel as Part of its Spring/Summer 2020 ListLOS ANGELES - October 10, 2019 - PICTURESTART has acquired film and tv rights to Wattpad author Rachel Meinke’s book Along for The Ride. Wattpad and PICTURESTART will produce ...

Sheila Bravo’s Immigrant Novel, Historically Inaccurate, Wins the Top Prize in the 2019 Watty Awards

September 30, 2019

Wattpad Books will publish the #OwnVoices story as part of its Fall 2020 list TORONTO - September 30, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that Sheila Bravo’s (@thepurplerose) ...

Wattpad and Wise Entertainment Partner to Bring Hit Teen and Young Adult TV Series and Films to Brazil

September 24, 2019

Wattpad’s first Latin American entertainment deal will offer Wise Entertainment an exclusive first-look for Portuguese-language stories on the platformSeptember 24, 2019 - TORONTO - Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for original stories, and ...

Viu and Wattpad Ink Content Collaboration

August 21, 2019

PCCW (SEHK:0008) – HONG KONG / TORONTO, August 21, 2019 – Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for original stories, and Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group, today announced a collaboration to develop Viu ...

Wattpad Announces 80 Million Monthly User Milestone

August 15, 2019

Users have grown 23 percent in a year of continued international expansionTORONTO - August 15, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that the platform has surpassed 80 million monthly ...

Penguin Random House UK collaborates with Wattpad Books to bring global Wattpad hits to readers in the UK

August 08, 2019

LONDON – 8 August 2019 – Penguin Random House UK today announced that it is collaborating with Wattpad Books, the new direct publishing division from Wattpad, to bring Wattpad Books titles to the UK.  Combining human editorial expertise with ...

Wattpad Premium and Wattpad Paid Stories are Now Available Around the World 

July 18, 2019

TORONTO - July 18, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, today announced that Wattpad Paid Stories and Wattpad Premium are now available to users around the world.  Wattpad Paid Stories, the ...

Penguin Random House India Partners with Wattpad to Showcase Exclusive Content and Innovative Promotions

July 08, 2019

New Delhi/Mumbai, 9 July 2019: Penguin Random House India announces a new collaboration with Wattpad, the world’s largest social storytelling platform.  In this partnership, authors of the publishing house will be featured on the storytelling ...

Wattpad and Mediaset Announce Major Entertainment Partnership in Italy

June 25, 2019

Mediaset will have exclusive first-look rights to develop Italian Wattpad stories for TVTORONTO - June 25, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Mediaset, Italy’s leading entertainment company, ...

Nl Film and Wattpad Announce Exclusive Dutch-Language Partnership

June 20, 2019

NL Film will have first-look rights to adapt Dutch-language stories from WattpadJune 20, 2019 - TORONTO - NL Film and Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for original stories, have announced an exclusive Dutch-language partnership to bring ...

Lagardère Studios and Wattpad Announce Exclusive French-Language Partnership

April 29, 2019

Lagardère Studios will be the first French producer to work with Wattpad, and will have first-look rights to adapt French-language content on the platform.Paris - April 23rd, 2019 - Lagardère Studios and Wattpad, the global multiplatform company for ...

Wattpad and Mediacorp partner to bring Singapore stories from written word to national screens

April 23, 2019

New development deal will adapt Wattpad stories for Mediacorp’s streaming and free-to-air platformsBali, Indonesia, 23 April 2019 – Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Mediacorp, Singapore’s largest ...

Wattpad and Sony Pictures Television Partner for First-Look TV Deal to Develop Original Programming

April 17, 2019

TORONTO - April 17, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories today announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Television (SPT), one of the television industry's leading content providers, to co-produce ...

Wattpad and Huayi Brothers Korea Announce First-of-Its-Kind Development Partnership

February 13, 2019

The deal will see Wattpad stories adapted for the Korean market, bringing international Wattpad hits to screens all over the country   TORONTO - Feb. 13, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, ...

Wattpad Launches Wattpad Books, a New Publishing Division to Bring Diverse, Data-Backed Stories to Book-Lovers Everywhere

January 24, 2019

Wattpad Books uses technology and human editorial expertise to find the next global publishing phenomenon among the half a billion story uploads on Wattpad TORONTO - Jan. 24, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for ...

Storytelling for Change - Wattpad’s 2018 Year in Review

December 12, 2018

From #MuslimRomance to Mental Health Awareness, Wattpad Stories Celebrate Inclusivity Across Characters and GenresTORONTO - Dec. 12, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today released its 2018 Year in ...

Wattpad Announces First Country Manager for India

December 06, 2018

Devashish Sharma joins Wattpad in a year of major international expansion and new hiresTORONTO - December 6, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment of Devashish Sharma as ...

Wattpad Announces US Launch for Wattpad Next (Beta) Program, Adding Exclusive Paid Content to the Platform

November 13, 2018

The new monetization program is now open for US Wattpad users, with a fast-follow planned for Spanish-speaking regions and global availability in 2019  TORONTO - Nov. 13, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for ...