There’s nothing to UK newspaper reports over the weekend that Time Warner is eyeing the independent TV producer as its next acquisition, I’m told. “There’s nothing to it and nobody’s aware of any offer to come,” one insider tells me. Time Warner is completing its £100 million ($159 million) takeover of Brit TV production company Shed Media. All3Media produces teen soap Hollyoaks for Channel 4 and ITV crime drama Midsummer Murders, which has sold to 204 countries. If Time Warner was to buy All3Media, then the combined Shed/All3Media would become the UK’s biggest independent production company with combined revenues of £316.7 million ($502 million), according to trade mag Broadcast. Shine Group, the UK’s biggest independent producer with turnover of £265 million, would be pushed into second place. Both All3Media and Time Warner declined to comment.
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By TIM ADLER in London | Monday October 4, 2010 @ 8:34am PDTTags: All3Media, Shine Group, Shine Group Finance, Time Warner, Time Warner Shed, TV, UK Independant TV Producers, UK TV
By TIM ADLER in London | Friday July 30, 2010 @ 5:50am PDTTags: Deals, RDF Media Group, Shed Media, Shed Media Finance, Supernanny, Time Warner Shed, Warner Shed Deal, Zodiak Entertainment
Paris-based Zodiak has bought an 8% stake in UK independent TV producer Shed Media. Another 2% more and Zodiak could stymie Time Warner, which is trying to buy Shed. Cyrte Investments, the investment company of Endemol-founder John De Mol, sold …
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