Tinopolis

Brings together some of the most respected names in television production to create award winning content with global reach

Tinopolis

Tinopolis is a leading international producer and distributor of scripted and non-scripted content, bringing together some of the most respected names in television production to create award winning content with global reach.

  • Public-to-private transaction
  • Produces television programmes for all the top US networks
  • One of the largest independent television suppliers to major UK broadcasters
  • Brings together leading brands such as A. Smith & Co, Magical Elves, Base Productions, Mentorn, Pioneer, Sunset+Vine and Firecracker Films
  • Works across all genres – factual, entertainment, sport, drama, reality and digital media
  • Group companies have won 13 Emmy, 10 BAFTA, 14 RTS and 4 Broadcast awards

Key facts

  1. Sales $320m
  2. Employees 500
  3. Industry Media
  4. Headquarters UK & Ireland
  5. Geographic Footprint UK & Ireland, Europe
  6. Website www.tinopolis.com
  7. Investment Date July 2008
  8. Fund VIP I

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Tinopolis

Tinopolis is a leading international producer and distributor of scripted and non-scripted content, bringing together some of the most respected names in television production to create award winning content with global reach.

Key facts

  1. Sales $320m
  2. Employees 500
  3. Industry Media
  4. Headquarters UK & Ireland
  5. Geographic Footprint UK & Ireland, Europe
  6. Website www.tinopolis.com
  7. Investment Date July 2008
  8. Fund VIP I
  • Public-to-private transaction
  • Produces television programmes for all the top US networks
  • One of the largest independent television suppliers to major UK broadcasters
  • Brings together leading brands such as A. Smith & Co, Magical Elves, Base Productions, Mentorn, Pioneer, Sunset+Vine and Firecracker Films
  • Works across all genres – factual, entertainment, sport, drama, reality and digital media
  • Group companies have won 13 Emmy, 10 BAFTA, 14 RTS and 4 Broadcast awards

Highlights since Vitruvian investment

Awards

Tinopolis’s group companies have won 13 Emmy, 10 BAFTA, 14 RTS and 4 Broadcast awards, with many more nominations. Recent awards include:

Emmy Awards

EMMY AWARDS

  • Last Chance Kitchen,
    Hunger Hits Home, 2013
  • Hindenburg:
    The Untold Story, 2011
  • Project Runway, 2009
  • Top Chef, 2008 & 2010
Bafta Awards

BAFTA AWARDS

  • London Paralympics, 2013
  • Britz, 2008
Broadcasting Awards

BROADCASTING AWARDS

  • Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, 2012
  • Katie: My Beautiful Face, 2011
  • BBC Horse Racing
    Grand National, 2009

Key Shows

With sizeable production businesses in both the UK and the US (and a growing presence in Asia), Tinopolis has a highly diversified portfolio of long running, market leading programming, spanning scripted, non-scripted, sports, ad-funded and film content. Key shows include:

tinopolis-keyshows

Acquisitions

The group has executed a successful buy and build strategy with support from the Vitruvian team, particularly into the US, as it has acquired new content and creative talent.

  Base Productions Firecracker Films  
Pioneer Productions A Smith & Co Passion Distribution Magical Elves
2009 2011 2012 2014

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