Kew Media Group

Exclusive: How Abacus Media made it to market despite Covid-19

It has been a tumultuous few months for ex-Kew Media Distribution chief Jonathan Ford, but that is not stopping him from looking to make “big commitments” in programming via his newly minted sales and financing firm Abacus Media Rights (AMR). Ford launched AMR last week with backing from Amcomri Media Group and he tells TBI […]

Canadian court approves Beyond’s $2.6m deal for TCB Media

Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) has been given the greenlight to proceed with its £2.1m ($2.6m) acquisition of non-scripted specialists TCB Media Rights, despite the latter’s founder opposing the takeover. The shock deal, which emerged last week, saw Beyond striking a deal for Paul Heaney’s TCB with the administrators of Kew […]

Beyond acquires TCB Media Rights from Kew Media administrators

Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) has struck a deal to acquire non-scripted specialists TCB Media Rights from the administrators of Kew Media Group (KMG). The acquisition, which is subject to approval by the Canadian authorities, will be completed via Ireland-based Beyond Entertainment and see the company acquire TCB’s entire share capital. […]

UK’s TCB greenlights factual duo, strikes deal with Channel 4

UK-based producer and distributor TCB Media Rights has greenlit two more original factual titles, one of which has been pre-sold to the UK’s Channel 4. Hitler’s Supercars (1 x 60-minute) is being produced by UK indie Wiser Films and explores the story of how during the rise of the Third Reich, two German car manufacturers […]

Canada’s Datsit Sphere acquires ‘Cardinal’ prodco Sienna Films from Kew Media

Quebec-based producer and distributor Datsit Sphere has agreed to acquire a second company from Kew Media Group (KMG), after striking a deal for Cardinal and Ransom prodco Sienna Films. Canada-based Sienna was founded in 1992 and has been behind four seasons of Cardinal for Canuck broadcaster Bell Media, US streamer Hulu, BBC 4 in the […]

Essential Media’s Greg Quail & Jesse Fawcett buy prodco back from Kew Media

The CEO and North American president at Australia and LA-based production group Essential Media Group have re-acquired the company from Kew Media Group. Essential’s CEO Greg Quail and North American chief Jesse Fawcett will now regain full control of the producer, which was acquired by the now-collapsed Kew Media two years ago. The Canadian company, […]

Kew Media Group’s BGM acquired by Quebec’s Datsit Sphere

Quebec-based producer and distributor Datsit Sphere has acquired factual and kids production company BGM (formerly Bristow Global Media) from Kew Media Group, which went into administration last week. BGM was formed in 2013 to create multi-genre, multiplatform content and is now headed by new CEO Marlo Miazga after founder Julie Bristow left the company in […]

Exclusive: What happened at Kew Media? (part 1)

Kew Media Group’s (KMG) move into administration last week prompted searching questions from all those connected with the once fast-growing production and distribution outfit. TBI has spoken to a variety of execs involved and is today running the first of two articles that delve into not just what happened at the international production and distribution […]

Kew Media Group enters administration as asset sale begins

Kew Media Group (KMG) has been placed into administration and its directors – including founders Peter Sussman and CEO Steven Silver – have left the company. The company, whose future has been in doubt for several months, said that following the order by the Ontario Superior Court, FTI Consulting Canada Inc had been appointed as […]

Kew Media Group faces administration as bank calls in debts

Kew Media Group (KMG) is facing administration after being served with a demand for payment from its senior creditor. The future of the embattled producer and distributor has been in doubt since late last year, after it revealed shock third quarter results and the exit of its CFO Geoff Webb for financial irregularities. The company’s […]

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