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Handango Revises CDA, Says “Screw You” to Developers

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:57PM EST

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Handango has just issued a revised Content Distribution Agreement (CDA) that we’ve managed to get our hands on ahead of the pack. Long story short, there are going to be a whole lot of pissed off developers come Monday morning. In terms of reach and volume, Handango is currently the biggest name in the game when it comes to mobile payware distribution. They are not however, the only game in town. Alternative distributors are gaining ground and in the coming year we’ll be seeing even more and better options emerging. As we begin to enter a period of transition, this is not the move that Handango wanted to make. Under the terms of the new CDA that goes into effect on March 15, Handango has bumped its take up from 40% to 50% of gross revenue up to $250K. A quarter-mil! We’d like to know exactly how many developers shuffle $250,000 worth of apps through Handango. Rest assured, the number is pretty close to zero. Not that further figures will actually apply to anyone, but developers will take home 60% of revenue on gross sales from $250,001 – $1,000,000 and 70% of gross over a million. Developers will find this new CDA in their inboxes over the next few days, attached to a cheery email about what a great year 2007 was for the mobile software market. They will then be asked to bend over…

Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.