NBCU acquires TV prodco Monkey Kingdom

NBC Universal has acquired indie Monkey Kingdom for an undisclosed sum. Under the erms of the agreement NBCU will acquire 100% of the company and all Monkey library rights. This is NBCU’s second UK prodution company acquisition. NBCU also acquired Carnival Film & Television in 2008. It is the first acquisition by the studio since the appointment of Michael Edelstein as NBCU president of international TV production.

Monkey Kingdom was founded in 2001 by producers David Granger and Will Macdonald. The company delivers scripted, factual and entertainment programming in both the UK and the USA. Monkey has a proven ability to produce a wide range of content, as diverse as The Charlotte Church Show, The House Of Obsessive Compulsives, The Secret World of Sam King and Prince Charles’ Other Mistress, ensuring that ideas will always be given the best possible creative and production support.

UK, London & USA, New York, NY

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