Kew Media Group

Kew Media acquires Essential Quail for $24m

Canada’s Kew Media Group has agreed to acquire Essential Quail Media Group for an initial purchase price of US$24.64 (£18) million. The transaction will be comprised of around $15 million in cash and $9.6 million in Class B shares of Kew, valued at $7.78 per share. The initial purchase price will be funded through cash […]

Passion acquisitions chief moves to TCB

Passion Distribution’s head of acquisitions, Jimmy Humphreys, is moving to rival UK distributor TCB Media Rights. The exec will take on the newly created role of head of acquisitions and coproductions at TCB, which has been staffing up significantly in the past year. Humphreys will report to Paul Heaney, founder and CEO of TCB, and […]

Kew brings in Askin for US & LatAm sales

Kew Media Group has appointed former Alfred Haber exec Jennifer Askin as president of sales, distribution for the US and Latin America. Askin will report to Jonathan Ford, executive vice president of sales and distribution. She will be responsible for sales of all Kew distribution content across all genres across regional and pan regional basis. […]

Kew Media hires eOne alumna for scripted

Global producer and distributor Kew Media Group has appointed industry veteran Carrie Stein to a newly created role as executive vice president of global scripted series amid scripted expansion plans. Effective immediately, former Entertainment One exec Stein will work closely with outside producers as well as producers under the Kew Media umbrella to build a high-end slate of […]

Kew buys Cardinal prodco in scripted push

Toronto-listed Kew Media Group has acquired Sierra Films, the Canadian producer behind dramas Cardinal and Ransom. The deal continues Kew’s buying spree, which has seen it buy a majority stake in TCB Media Rights and a minority shareholding in Jeff Norton’s Awesome Media & Entertainment since the business began trading as Kew in September. The […]

Kew continues deals spree with Awesome move

Kew Media Group has acquired a stake in Jeff Norton’s Awesome Media & Entertainment as the Canadian-owned group continues its acquisitions strategy. Hot on the heels of a deal for TCB Media Rights, Kew (fka Content Media Corp.) has paid an undisclosed amount for the stake. Awesome is a London-based creative group that former Chorion […]

MIPCOM slates – Kew Media & TVF

Kew Media Group Hot off the heels of buying TCB Media Rights, Kew Media Group is set to showcase a range of fiction and non-fiction programming at MIPCOM next week. Kew Media Distribution’s fiction slate will be headlined by detective drama Frankie Drake Mysteries, a CBC original series developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association […]

Kew acquires Paul Heaney’s TCB Media Rights

Kew Media Group has struck a deal to buy Paul Heaney’s TCB Media Rights for a cash consideration of £5.6 million (US$7.4 million). TCB will also bag £700,000 in Class B Kew shares as a result of the deal when it closes. Kew will also pay deferred compensation based on adjusted earnings before interest, tax, […]

HBO & Sky Arts open book on Rolling Stone

US premium channel HBO and the UK’s Sky Arts have co-commissioned a documentary series about seminal music magazine Rolling Stone. Kew Media Group has distribution rights for Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge, and will launch the doc at MIPCOM. Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions, in which Kew owns a stake, is producing along with Nevision. […]

Kew completes first deals since Content rebrand

UK-based distributor Kew Media has unveiled its first sales since rebranding from Content Media Corp. The company has sold broadcast rights to the upcoming Emmy Awards to 200 territories. This comes after the Toronto-based Kew Media Group earlier this month unveiled a rebranding of its sales arm under the Kew moniker. That followed Kew’s February […]