Tinopolis, one of the UK’s largest independent TV production and distribution companies, has acquired Passion Distribution Limited , a global media distribution company. The transaction adds significantly to Tinopolis’s existing distribution business and is the latest acquisition in its strategy of expanding its international reach and capabilities. It follows the acquisitions in 2011 of A. Smith & Co and Base Productions, both of which are Los Angeles-based and are major suppliers to US networks and cable channels.
Passion Distribution was incorporated in 2008 by Sally Miles and has established itself as a leading television programme and formats distributor with an extensive catalogue of content in various genres including factual entertainment, reality, documentaries, lifestyle and game-shows. Passion distributes content exclusively for numerous UK and North American producers and broadcasters to media platforms across the world and has exclusive distribution agreements with broadcasters and production companies including Scripps Networks, The Oprah Winfrey Network, World of Wonder and Sundance Channel.
The acquisition of Passion will significantly expand Tinopolis’s ability to maximise the value of its portfolio of companies, programmes and formats. Tinopolis and Passion will continue to grow Passion’s existing business and brand through investment in third party content and co-productions with the support of the wider group. Passion, under the continued leadership of Sally Miles, will inherit Tinopolis’ existing distribution arm MINT with its catalogue of over 2,500 hours of content, its many formats and sales staff.
Ron Jones, Executive Chairman of Tinopolis, commented: “Tinopolis’s strategy is to develop and grow as a Group that is successful creatively and financially with a strong international reach. With over 40% of our business now outside the UK, we needed a distribution business that could match this and in Sally and her team we have found our ideal partners.”
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