The SellNews platform allows people who have recorded news-relevant media (video and photographs) to create an auction to sell their material. Interested news media organizations can bid on the items on sale and the highest bidder purchases the full, exclusive rights to the material.

The prototype of the auction platform is already online (

The team is continuously working on optimization of the product and adding localisation and georeference functionality by means of apps (iPhone, iPad, Android).

One key feature will be the authentication of the offered media preventing digital image manipulation.

ESA Business Incubation

SellNews GmbH is hosted at ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Darmstadt, run by the German company cesah. This has provided the opportunity to consult ESA experts who have supported with technology insights and ideas to improve the system.

In addition, especially the support provided by cesah in relation to general business activities has been very helpful


SellNews GmbH

Wächtersbacher Straße 78

60386 Frankfurt am Main