Jeff Sagansky

Asian prodcos: OTT’s golden moment

Golden Karavan’s Apoorva Bakshi and Jeff Sagansky talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why India needs a new production company that aims to serve emerging OTT players in the territory. The emergence on India’s newest OTT production company, Golden Karavan, comes with the steep rise in take-up of streaming services in the territory and the understanding […]

Sagansky launches OTT prodco Golden Karavan

Top entertainment execs from the US and India have launched Golden Karavan, an Indian-focused OTT television production company for services such as Netflix and Amazon. The new Mumbai-based entity is set to create and finance a slate of original TV content over the next five years. Golden Karavan is the vision of former Sony Pictures and […]

Sagansky, Sloan launching $500m Double Eagle

Entertainment industry veterans Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan are launching Double Eagle, a US$500 million business that will seek to invest in international TV, OTT content and disruptive digital platforms. The pair have already launched two previous investment funds in Global Eagle and Silver Eagle. The former acquired Row 44 and Advanced Inflight Alliance and […]

Sagansky, Sloan launch $303m Indian venture

Hollywood veterans Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan are launching the first US-listed Indian pay TV company after entering into a new venture. The pair’s investment company, Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., has partnered with Indian pay TV provider Videocon d2h to create the firm. Silver Eagle last year raised US$325 million to invest in international media […]

DRG conquers Strange Empire

UK-based distributor DRG has acquired international distribution rights to Strange Empire, a 13x60mins drama for Canadian pubcaster CBC. The series, written and created by Laurie Finstad, follows three women from the US-Canada boundary frontiers of the 1860s who are brought together by a series of brutal murders. Finstad executive produces along with Tim Johnson and […]

Sloan and Sagansky’s Global Eagle replaces CEO

Global Eagle Entertainment, the in-flight entertainment firm founded by Hollywood veterans Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky, has appointed a new CEO. Dave Davis has replaced John LaValle, who will continue to consult with the company going forward. Davis was previously CFO and COO, but takes over as chief executive effective immediately. Sloan, who was CEO […]

China entertainment firm takes stake in Content Media

UK- and US-based Content Media Corporation has acquired Chinese production and distribution companies from Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, which is conversely taking a stake in the transatlantic firm. Under terms of the deal, Content acquires the Alive Group, which is headquartered in Beijing and consists of several companies based in China, while its parent, […]

Sloan and Sagansky’s Silver Eagle raises $325m

Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. has raised US$325 million that it will invest into international media companies. Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp. has raised US$325 million that it will invest into international media companies. The investment vehicle is run by media executives Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky, who organised an IPO, which has now been completed. Shares […]

Sloan, Sagansky launch new investment vehicle with $250m IPO

Industry veterans Harry E. Sloan and Jeff Sagansky are launching a new company, Silver Eagle Acquisition Corp., on the back of a US$250 million initial public offering. The pair has formed the company two years after they raised US$190 million for their Global Eagle Acquisition imprint, which is sponsoring the new venture. The IPO comprises […]

Sloan’s Global Eagle completes deal, changes name

Global Eagle, the investment firm created by media veterans Harry Sloan and Jeff Sagansky, has completed its biggest deal to date and has rebranded. The company’s acquisition of in-flight content businesses Row 44 and Frankfurt-listed Advanced Inflight Alliance (AIA) has been completed. The US$400 million deal was first announced last November. “This unique business combination […]