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Sky takes stake in Blast! Films

July 23, 2015

Sky has taken a majority stake in Blast! Films, the independent production company responsible for series including The Supervet, The Route Masters and 999: What’s Your Emergency?

Blast! Films will continue to operate as a distinct company under the new ownership structure, producing programmes and films for a variety of broadcasters.  Ed Coulthard and managing director Claire Bosworth will run the company with their current team.

Sky’s international distribution business, Sky Vision, will become Blast! Films’ distribution partner, and will represent new programmes and formats.  Blast! Films’ existing agreements with other broadcasters and distributors will remain unchanged.

Founder and creative director at Blast! Films, Ed Coulthard, said: “Sky really gets the Blast! Films DNA. As programme makers we are passionate about quality and this is a great fit for us as we continue to evolve the company. I’m really proud of the team we’ve built here and this deal allows us to continue to attract great talent, keep raising the bar and be ambitious about what we can achieve.”

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