News Wiggin advises international TV distribution company, Passion, on its acquisition by Tinopolis

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Wiggin, one of the UK’s leading media law firms has advised Passion Distribution Limited on its acquisition by The Tinopolis Group.

Passion is a leading international television distribution company, working with high profile networks including Discovery, Sundance Channel, OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network), the Weather Channel and Scripps Networks International. It is responsible for the distribution of a range of hit TV shows, such as Iron Men, Big Fat Family Challenge and Cupcake Wars.

Tinopolis is an international content producer and distributor and this deal will enable Passion to further expand its distribution business using Tinopolis’ IP rights worldwide.

Sally Miles, CEO, Passion Distribution, comments: “The extensive experience of the Wiggin team really did shine through. This was a huge and important step for us at Passion and it was very reassuring to have such a well-versed team on our side.”

The Wiggin team was led by partner Michael Brader, an expert in the independent television sector. His recent work includes advising: Left Bank Pictures on its sale to Sony Pictures; Endemol on its acquisition of Tiger Aspect, Darlow Smithson and Tigress from IMG; Betty TV on its sale to Discovery; Optomen Television on its sale to All3Media; Remedy Productions on its sale to Argonon; Shine on its acquisition of Kudos Film & Television; Base Productions on its sale to Tinopolis; CPL Productions on its sale to Red Arrow; and September Films on its sale to DCD Media.

Michael commented: “At Wiggin we enjoy a strong presence in the independent television space, and we hope that our work with Passion reinforces our position as industry leaders. We are lucky to work with such a range of interesting and dynamic clients and Passion is no exception. We wish them all the best in this new phase for their business.”