Kew takes stake in Two Rivers Media | Media Investment | Business
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Multi-genre content producer and distributor Kew Media Group has purchased the option to acquire a controlling stake in newly-formed Scottish production company Two Rivers Media.

tworivers 25Jan2019Formed by renowned industry production and distribution executive Alan Clements, who is now CEO, Two Rivers Media is dedicated to producing a slate of content including factual, daytime series and features, entertainment shows and scripted. Mick McAvoy, former head of documentaries and factual at STV Production, will now head Two Rivers’ factual business, and the company is currently recruiting in other genres.

In making its investment, Kew joins Scotland’s Noble Grossart and UK broadcaster Channel 4. Commenting on this latest funding, Clements said: “I am delighted to be launching Two Rivers Media, especially with the backing of three such blue-chip investors. Companies have launched with an international backer, an expert finance team or Channel 4 but never with all three. We share an exciting vision for our production company that is proudly Scottish, but also focused on the UK and international markets.”

Kew Media founder and chief executive officer Steven Silver added: “Kew’s interest in Two Rivers Media demonstrates the continued expansion of our international footprint, as well as our commitment to a broad range of content created by some of the best talent in our industry. We’ve found incredible creative and business partners in Alan Clements, Noble Grossart, and Channel 4.”

Channel 4 chief commercial officer Jonathan Allan remarked: “We are thrilled for the Indie Growth Fund to become a part of the Two Rivers Media story. As we prepare to open new creative hubs in Glasgow and Bristol, and a new national headquarters in Leeds, this investment is a further example of Channel 4's commitment to nurturing and supporting the creative industries in the nations and regions. Alan's reputation in the industry is second to none, and I am looking forward to seeing the shows that he creates.”