Netshow Capital, an Irish investment vehicle specialised in the production of TV series and their monetisation, is to invest €30 million over the next two years in international TV series. Its goal is to build a portfolio of eight to 10 high-quality TV series with an international appeal across markets and distribution channels; it will be focused on productions both in English and Spanish language although it is open to opportunities (also re-licensing) in other languages.
Netshow is already considering various projects with leading producers as well as closing agreements with platforms and international distributors in Europe and The Americas.
“Our goal is to provide the complementary but necessary capital so these projects can be developed from script to screens, unleashing the full creative potential of this new wave of storytellers. Then our mission may continue by supporting global sales and distribution to ensure meeting commercial goals across different distribution networks, markets and windows,” explained David Blasco, Managing Partner at Netshow.
“We are witnessing a ‘perfect storm’ in terms of the conditions under which this industry is booming. There has never been a better opportunity in the content ecosystem; demand continues to grow endlessly, and production quality increases exponentially pushing players to deliver increasingly greater value to stand out. We offer a high quality alternative investment through a rigorous selection process where projects are carefully and tediously pondered,” said Felipe Ponton, Partner specialised in content validation and curation at Netshow.
Netshow expects to make its first closing at the end of 2019, with half of the fund already committed, to start co-investing in exceptional TV series in the first quarter of 2020 and beyond.
“We offer our investors the unprecedented opportunity to be part of a booming sector yielding remarkable financial returns in a short and medium term with very a controlled risk management,” added Jesus Fernandez, Managing Partner at FRK Investments Group and co-founder of Netshow.