Sony Pictures Television Acquires Majority Stake in Eleventh Hour Films


In a strategic move to bolster its content creation capabilities, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has acquired a majority stake in the acclaimed British production company, Eleventh Hour Films. The deal, announced today, underscores SPT’s commitment to expanding its footprint in the international television market.

Eleventh Hour Films, known for its high-quality drama productions such as “Safe House” and “Alex Rider,” has built a strong reputation for compelling storytelling and production excellence. This acquisition aligns with Sony’s strategy to enhance its portfolio with top-tier content and tap into Eleventh Hour Films’ creative expertise and successful track record.

The partnership will allow Eleventh Hour Films to leverage Sony’s global distribution network, providing greater reach for its content and access to new markets. It also ensures that Eleventh Hour Films retains its creative independence, continuing to produce innovative and engaging series under the leadership of its founder and managing director, Jill Green.

Wayne Garvie, President of International Production at Sony Pictures Television, expressed enthusiasm about the acquisition, stating, “Eleventh Hour Films has a stellar reputation for producing some of the most engaging and highest quality drama series. We are thrilled to welcome them into the Sony family and look forward to working together to create exceptional content for audiences worldwide.”

Jill Green echoed the sentiment, noting, “This is an exciting new chapter for Eleventh Hour Films. Partnering with Sony Pictures Television will provide us with incredible opportunities to expand our creative horizons and bring our stories to a global audience.”

The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. However, industry analysts predict that this acquisition will significantly strengthen SPT’s position in the competitive landscape of international television production.

This move follows a series of strategic acquisitions by Sony Pictures Television, as the company continues to invest in diverse and high-quality content to meet the growing demand from global audiences.

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