Channel 4 plugs in Voltage for Growth Fund investment
DetailsJoseph O'Halloran | 22 May 2015
As it continues to make use of its Growth Fund to support the UK's independent TV production sector, Channel 4 has chosen Voltage TV as the latest company in which to take an equity stake.
voltage TVEstablished by former Dragonfly heads, Sanjay Singhal and Steven Nam, Voltage TV has been in business just over two years ago and have secured a number of key commissions for major networks, including landmark series X-Ray Mega Airport for Discovery Networks International to be broadcast later this year.
Other key productions include: NHS: £2 Billion A Week & Counting and The British Property Boom for Channel 4; Epilepsy And Me and Extreme At 18 currently in production for BBC Three. Voltage's first series for the BBC, Inside The Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made for BBC Two was stripped across three nights earlier this month. The indie is currently working on a number of funded developments for broadcasters including ITV, Channel 4, BBC, Discovery Networks International and Sky – ranging from access-based observational films to factual dramas.
Commenting on the latest investment, David Abraham, chief executive at Channel 4, said: "In just over a year since the launch of the Growth Fund we have assembled a diverse and dynamic collection of seven highly talented British companies to partner with. We are delighted to include Voltage in this group. Under the expert stewardship of Sanjay and Steve, in less than two years, Voltage have proven themselves to be one of the fastest moving factual indies on the scene. "
Added Singhal: "We're delighted to have this new investment. It gives us the ability to put considerable resources into the two things that matter the most: originating innovative new ideas and attracting the best creative talent to help deliver them."
UK-based independent producers can continue to register their interest in the Growth Fund via firstname.lastname@example.org.