Award-winning Manchester-based production company Three Arrows Media has been acquired by Bristol-based media group Wonderborn Studios, it was announced today Monday 3rd November, 2020.
Co-producers of hit series The Baby Club (CBeebies), Andy and the Band (CBBC/CBeebies) and Treasure Champs (CBeebies), Three Arrows Media was founded in 2015 by David Hallam and Jon Hancock. The deal will see Hallam and Hancock remain with the company, with Three Arrows Media becoming a subsidiary brand in the wider Wonderborn group while continuing to trade under the Three Arrows banner.
Headed by Group CEO Toby Hughes, Wonderborn Studios is an expanding global children’s and family media group, specialising in the development, production and distribution of high quality family entertainment and education-based media across multiple platforms.
Toby Hughes said: “In Three Arrows Media Jon and David have created a fantastic business and culture which aligns perfectly with the future direction of Wonderborn Studios. The focus will be to grow Three Arrows Media and invest in their capacity to create innovative and engaging children’s and family brands and content. We hope to create an even stronger business which is an even bigger success story!”
Managing Director, Three Arrows Media, Jon Hancock said: “When Wonderborn Studios approached us with this opportunity, it felt like exactly the right moment for us to join their expanding group and vision. There is a natural synergy and shared set of values between both companies. We are really looking forward to accelerating our plans for Three Arrows as part of the Wonderborn Studios group.”
Founding Director, Three Arrows Media, David Hallam said: “Wonderborn brings with it an expertise which will allow us to grow our brands, and we will continue to have a strong emphasis on developing and producing ground-breaking IP which will inspire and entertain young audiences around the world.”
The acquisition of Three Arrows Media is one of the first steps in Wonderborn Studios’ strategic plan to grow significantly over the next few years. The group plans to extend its reach across a range of different media and platforms, creating engaging entertainment and educational content with global appeal that aims to promote the values of human flourishing and inspire wonder across generations.
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About Three Arrows Media:
Three Arrows Media is a full service production company based in Manchester, England. The company was founded in 2015 by Jon Hancock and David Hallam – Creative Execs with over 45 years experience between them working at BBC Children’s and for major indies such as Endemol and Zodiak Kids. Three Arrows are the creators and producers of the international award-winning Treasure Champs. They also co-produce the hit series The Baby Club (CBeebies) and Andy and the Band (CBBC/CBeebies). www.threearrowsmedia.com
About Wonderborn Studios:
The Wonderborn Studios group specialises in the financing, development, production and distribution of high quality family entertainment and educational based media. Bristol-based Wonderborn bring audiences transformational storytelling experiences via broadcast media and interactive, visual and physical distribution platforms. The group is headed by CEO Toby Hughes, an award-winning investor/entrepreneur. www.wonderbornstudio.com