All3Media Acquires 'The Missing' Producer New Pictures

'The Missing'
Starz

The U.K. production company owned by Discovery Communications and Liberty Global is buying the firm that also made 'Indian Summers' for Britain's Channel 4 and WGBH.

All3Media, the U.K. production company owned by Discovery Communications and John Malone's Liberty Global, said Thursday it has acquired drama production company New Pictures.

The company was established by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard Nelson. It has been behind such drama series as The Missing (BBC One and Starz) and Indian Summers (Channel 4 and WGBH) as a co-producer.

Both are now in production on their second seasons. In addition, two new thriller series, Rellik and Requiem, have been commissioned and are set to air on BBC One in 2016/2017, the company said.

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Broadcast reported a price tag of around $58 million (£40 million).

Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media said: "I am absolutely delighted to be working with Charlie, Elaine, WiIllow and Richard as they develop and grow their slate of programs through New Pictures. They are a fantastic team with a phenomenal track record and very exciting plans for the business."

Added Pattinson: "This is a very exciting new phase for New Pictures. We have a long and successful history with All3 Media, Jane Turton and her team, and we are looking forward to working together even more closely to grow our slate both in the U.K. and internationally.”

All3Media previously acquired Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes’ production company Neal Street Productions and has said it would look for possible further deals.

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