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Channel 4 takes equity stake in Voltage TV

The British pubcaster has added former Dragonfly heads Sanjay Singhal (pictured, left) and Steven Nam's (right) indie Voltage TV to its Growth Fund portfolio.
May 21, 2015

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has acquired an equity stake in factual producer Voltage TV.

The investment is part of the British pubcaster’s £20 million (US$31.3 million) Growth Fund, which it launched last year to help grow small- to medium-sized creative companies based in the UK.

Founded two years ago by former Dragonfly Film and Television heads Sanjay Singhal (pictured, left) and Steven Nam (right), the indie production company is behind such factual and documentary titles as X-Ray Mega Airport for Discovery Networks International, The British Property Boom for Channel 4 and Extreme At 18 for BBC3.

Singhal spent 15 years at the BBC before becoming Dragonfly’s MD and Nam ran the coproduction division at the BBC for more than 10 years before joining Dragonfly as COO in 2009.

In March, Channel 4 took an equity stake in Renowned Films through the Growth Fund. The portfolio also includes Arrow Media, Eleven, Lightbox, Popkorn and True North.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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