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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 ...

Anvil Publishing and Wattpad Team Up for Bliss Books, a New YA Imprint for the Philippines

April 15, 2019

MANILA - April 15, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and Anvil Publishing, Inc., one of the leading book publishers in the Philippines, have teamed up to create Bliss Books, a groundbreaking new YA ...

Wattpad and Times Bridge Announce Strategic Partnership to Grow Wattpad’s Presence in India

March 13, 2019

TORONTO - March. 13, 2019 - Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, and Times Bridge, the global investments and partnerships arm of The Times Group, today announced a new partnership and strategic ...

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 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 ...

Wattpad Announces Winners of the 2018 Watty Awards and Unlocks the Secrets of Story DNA

October 05, 2018

The largest online writing competition on the planet uses Machine Learning to discover stand-out stories among a record number of submissions in 2018 TORONTO - October 5, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original ...

iflix and Wattpad Ink Landmark Production Deal

August 15, 2018

The deal will see iflix and Wattpad co-produce dozens of original movies based on Wattpad storiesKUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2018 – iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets and Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment ...

Hulu Picks Up Wattpad Fan-Favorite “Light as a Feather” in Straight-to-Series Order

May 15, 2018

Wattpad Studios is excited to announce that Hulu has picked up Light as a Feather from AwesomenessTV and Wattpad in a straight-to-series deal.Based on Zoe Aarsen’s (@zaarsenist) supernatural thriller of the same name, Light as a Feather is ...

Sony Acquires Rights to Wattpad Hit Death is My BFF

May 04, 2018

Wattpad today announced that Sony Pictures Television has acquired the rights to Katarina E. Tonks’ (@katrocks247) Death is My BFF. Paul Shapiro, who brought the project to Sony, will executive produce under his All In Media banner, along with ...

Wattpad Announces Dexter Ong as Head of Asia for Wattpad Studios

April 05, 2018

Ong Joins as Wattpad Continues its International Entertainment Expansion with New Roles for Europe and Publishing TORONTO - April 5, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced the appointment ...

Wattpad Raises $51 Million in Funding from Tencent, BDC and Other Partners

January 17, 2018

New funding will be used to expand the company’s global entertainment footprint and machine learning capabilities TORONTO - Jan. 17, 2018 - Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, today announced USD $51 ...

Wattpad Announces Partnership with Hachette Romans

July 18, 2017

We've teamed up with French fiction publisher Hachette Romans, a division of Hachette Illustrated Books France, to bring Wattpad stories to life as books, in print and digital formats. Three titles have already been selected and will be published in ...

Introducing Wattpad Labs

June 22, 2017

We’re excited to announce the launch of Wattpad Labs, an innovation lab for emerging products involving a ...

Wattpad Audiobook Partnership to Launch Summer 2017

March 15, 2017

Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad will deliver popular Wattpad stories to a fast-growing audience of digital audio listeners In a new partnership, we’ve teamed up with Hachette Book Group to bring Wattpad stories to life as audiobooks. Over ...

Wattpad Welcomes Entertainment Executive Philip Schuman as Advisory Board Member

March 09, 2017

We’re delighted to announce that Philip Schuman is our newest advisory board member. With decades of industry experience, Philip will help us develop new entertainment ventures and partnerships. Philip is a recognized expert in the communications, ...

Wattpad Named to Fast Company’s Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Social Media for 2017

February 13, 2017

Fast Company announced today that Wattpad has been named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies for 2017 in the category of Social Media. The awards honor leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and ...