July 11, 2019 8:30AM PT
is buying U.K. unscripted production company Daisybeck Studios, which makes factual shows for British broadcasters such as “Springtime on the Farm” and “Big Week at the Zoo.”
Daisybeck is based in Yorkshire, northern England, and close to where Channel 4 is about to set up a large office. Channel 4 and other British networks are commissioning more from outside the British capital.
“Joining is the perfect strategic move for Daisybeck,” said company founder Paul Stead, who will stay on after assumes control. “It will provide our infrastructure with the proper capabilities and support to allow us to truly capitalize on the unscripted television opportunities in the U.K. from our base in the north of England.”
The business has worked