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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.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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