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Making the Grade – The TBI Interview

As their new lifestyle series, The Wine Show, launches in the UK on ITV, British broadcasting industry legend and Conservative Party life peer Michael Grade and Hong Kong venture capital entrepreneur Johnny Hon tell Jesse Whittock about their new approach to programme funding, and offer views on the future of channels, Chinese media, and the […]

Grade, Hon firm invests in VR ents producer

Chinese entrepreneur Johnny Hon is to invest £1 million (US$1.4 million) to take control of a UK-based virtual reality entertainment content producer. The deal hands Gate Ventures a 61% stake in Infinity House Productions, which Rosemary Reed and Corrina McCann founded. Infinity House is the parent of Infinity 360° VR, which focuses on creating innovative […]

Investor boards Michael Grade-backed indie

A venture capital group has acquired a 20% stake in UK production studio Infinity Creative Media, which Michael Grade (pictured) chairs, for £2.6 million (US$4.1 million). Gate Ventures’ investment in Infinity values the company at £13 million, and comes as the firm looks to international and Chinese markets. Dr Johnny Hon becomes a company director […]