Channel distributor Canis Media is merging with general entertainment company Entertainment & Media Group Limited (EMG).
The merger has created a new London-based business that aims to create and manage new content.
EMG is an integrated entertainment group combining live entertainment, operation of TV channels, management and development of music artists and the provision of broadcast TV and audio facilities. Canis Media manages digital TV businesses for clients around the world.
Ed Hall founder and chief executive of Canis Media said,
“To have one company that can develop new talent, and then nurture it right the way through to commercial success ‘in-house’ is a great model. We worked closely this year with EMG to ensure that the St James Theatre is a unique space in London, ready to broadcast live content at the touch of a button, and as we worked together we realised that this was a cracking business model. This merger creates a formidable new broadcast business for London.”